On September 6th, the large-scale play The Water Pavilion, which was organized and created by the Municipal Culture, Advertising and Publishing Bureau, was completed in the Liancheng Theatre. Before and after the National Day, the play will be one of the tribute program for the 40th anniversary of the Reform and Opening Up in Lishui City, and will be performed for the citizens at the Lishui Grand Theatre.
The Water Pavilion is created based on the true story of the people of Zhejiang and Fujian provinces jointly managing water. The theme of the whole play is the harmonious coexistence between human and nature. Through the delicate portrayal of the love and hate of two generations in two village in Zhejiang and Fujian, the play revealed the relationship between human beings, between human and nature, between protection and development. It presented the vivid practice of people in Lishui of the important entrustment of Xi Jinping, the General Secretary, that ‘Green Water and Green Mountains are Mountains of Invaluable Assets, especially for Lishui’. It also expressed the city’s determination and confidence in conducting ‘Work for Lishui’ and ‘Praises for Lishui’, as well as in writing a new chapter for the ‘Eight-Eight Strategy’ with high quality.
Since it was created in 2016, The Water Pavilion has gone through the stages of inspiration collecting, screenplay creation, demonstrating, actor training, and so on, On 24th May 2018, rehearsals, choreography and music production were commenced, and the staging, stage lighting and associated rehearsals were completed during 5th and 6th of September.
The Water Pavilion is the first large-scale language play in our city, which was created by the force of the people’s culture system, and its creators are mainly from the cadres of people’s culture. The actors consist of acting cadres from Lishui Culture Hall, and amateur theatrical cadres from all counties (cities, districts).
The leaders of the Provincial Culture Department attached great importance to the creation of The Water Pavilion, hoping that the city would make it a fine play celebrating the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up, and gave strong support to the project and creation. The Provincial Culture Hall also gave strong support in business, and provided great guidance and help for the creation and rehearsal of the play.
Let's look forward to The Water Pavilion together. (Municipal Culture, Advertising and Publishing Bureau)