Chinese multi-media play ‘China Goes Pop!’ staged in Dusseldorf
On September 7 and 8, an original production of China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), China Goes Pop!, was an instant hit at the Capitol Theater of Dusseldorf, Germany.
This work was produced by a global creative team. On the night of the performance, a dozen young artists displayed their exceptional skills and passion to the German audience. The audience was reluctant to leave at the closing of the night, expressing their appreciation for the show and willingness to recommend it to their friends and family members.
Integrated with Chinese traditional acrobatic arts and Broadway-style narrations, and coupled with popular music, stylish elements and dynamic moves, the play tells a romantic story using body comedy and video play, and shows a great generation of young artists and the creativity of Chinese contemporary acrobatic arts.
The show was a success at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was sold out for one month among over 3,000 plays. It was also named one of the Twenty-five Plays of the Year by The List, a top art journal of Edinburgh, sharing the special honor with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatto, The Divide, and TAPE FACE.
The producer of the show, China Arts and Entertainment Group, has been a leader in the entertainment industry in China for over six decades. Its representative works include the opera Turandot (the Imperial Ancestral Temple version), the Chinese musicals Cats and Mamma Mia!, Era-Intersection of Time that has been on show in Shanghai for over a decade at fixed hours, Shaolin Warriors that has toured world-wide for nearly two decades, and the latest original production of the opera Marco Polo.
The performers of the current European tour for China Goes Pop! are some of the best acrobatics artists of the China National Acrobatic Troupe, which has visited over 132 countries and regions as one of the most outstanding acrobatic groups in China. The Umbrella Pedaling show of the play won the gold award at the Hungarian Budapest Arts Festival in January 2018. The show Ball Play was also awarded the top prize at the 2014 Acrobatics Competition at Feig Ross of Spain. Multiple globally-recognized award-winning artists have starred in this tour. The audience at the previous stops of the tour, Geneva and Trier, rated the work as “amazing and dream-like”.
The play will also be performed at the Admiralspalast in Berlin from September 13-15.