A company devoted to the production and performance of a new genre of “Action-Musicals” for international audiences.
For thousands of years, Chinese philosophy has combined the Confucian five virtues and the five Taoist elements of nature in different ways.
However, regardless of their relationship, the universal truth is that all five virtues and all five elements provide ultimate powers only when fully combined as one.
Ode to Nature is about the transformation of the human spirit. It is about human's power over life achieved by combining the five virtues and the five elements. It is the journey to find light amidst darkness and to gain victory from defeat.
Terracotta Warriors is an Action-Musical that explodes onto the stage with epic sets and lavish costumes. The audience will marvel at the dance, music and action that is used to tell a story of power and lust, of betrayal and forbidden passion. The final climax of the Dance of the Terracotta Warriors is a theatrical event to be remembered! Terracotta Warriors won International Performance Award from China Association of Performing Arts (CAPA).
Terracotta Warriors 3D is a new edition that created the world's first ever 3D live-action musical, performed with an upstage giant 3D LED video wall as the basis of art direction. The audience, wearing cinema 3D glasses, enjoyed the dancers and performers in a truly immersive 3D set design.
“Best Foreign Film at 2012, 3D Korea International Film Festival”
Monkey King is an Action-Musical inspired by the famous theological legend, Joumey to the West, written in the sixteenth century. The musical script extracted the essence of the characters of this infamous story and made it suitable to create the first ever Chinese "Rock-Musical". With an inspired rock-music score written by Zhou Jiaojiao, this colorful story of good versus evil was re-created using non-traditional art direction and costume design.
Monkey King won the 2010 Toronto Dora Award for Best Choreography for a musical and also became the first musical to be shot during a live performance in Hong Kong to become the first 3D Blu-ray video recording ever of a stage musical.
Tang Concubines uses a unique story line that compares the treacherous power of one concubine with the immortalized love and sacrifice of another. The show takes advantage of the glamour and impact of women in that period of history and takes a stage show to unprecedented heights of visual splendor through costumes, scenic design and amazing action. Tang Concubines made further history for Chinese shows in the international arena by winning two Canadian Dora Awards for musical theater in 2006 in the categories of Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. Tang Concubines was also included as one of the musicals that was part of the 30th anniversary season of the Denver Center Attractions at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
Heartbeat is the most lavish and spectacular percussion dance show ever produced. Featuring an impressive cast of over 55 dancers and martial artists, 3 musicians and 6 percussionists. Heartbeat dazzles the audience with a kaleidoscope of drums and drum dances, representing two millennia of Chinese history. The show features the eye-popping use of over 150 percussion instruments. Heartbeat made history for Chinese shows abroad by garnering 3 prestigious nominations for Canadian Dora Awards for musical theater --- for Best Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Choreography. Supported by over four hundred incredible hand-made period costumes and a multitude of fantastic sets depicting the glorious dynasties of China, the show became a real feast for international audiences and toured in Canada and USA extensively.
Of Heaven & Earth is a unique dance and song extravaganza. Utilizing the mythological romantic legend of the heavenly weaving goddess and the earthly cowherd, this stage production gives new meaning and importance to China’s own Valentine story. The show features the most appealing elements of Chinese classical and folk dances combined with the mysterious and exiting action of Beijing opera and Chinese acrobatics. This show’s original art direction was by Tim Yip, the Oscar award winner for the Art Direction for the motion picture, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Senses --- sexy and sensuous dance spectacle that was distinctly non-traditional for a Chinese production. Senses offers an exciting comparison to Las Vegas style entertainment in the area of song and dance with a special romantic edge that was different because it was uniquely "Chinese".
“A sensual feast for the eyes and the ears boasting some of China’s finest singer and dancers.”
~ Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun
Phoenixia is a spectacular display of Chinese dance and action with gorgeous costumes and glorious visuals specially made to be fun and entertaining for all ages. Utilizing four major themes of Chinese culture, namely Tang Dynasty, Shaanxi Paper-Cutting Designs, Chinese Tribal Minorities and the Future of China, our cast of over 60 dancers and martial artists costumed in phoenix and dragon motifs amazed audiences in Canada.