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The Quest for the Arch Projections & Pyrotechnics

The Quest for the Arch Projections & Pyrotechnics

Projection Timings

Friday 8 February – Saturday 9 February
(Nelson St/Chinese Arch)
7pm – 7:45pm
(30 minute pre-show performance)

Sunday 10 February
(Nelson St/Chinese Arch)
6pm – 6:45pm
(30 minute pre-show performance)

Following on from the last 2 years projection events and to celebrate the Year of the Pig, the 20th Anniversary of the Twinning of Shanghai and Liverpool and the gifting of the Chinese Arch to Liverpool, this year’s story follows little Jingwei and her friend Piggy as they venture to the west.

Echoing the classic Chinese novel, ‘Journey to the West’ and the Chinese New Year story of the Great Race the projections will feature Pigsy, Monkey, Fish God??? And the animals of the Zodiac.

Jingwei and Pigsy are on a mission to present the culture of Shanghai and China to the rest of the world and Liverpool. The lumiere will explore the similarities between the two cities, the waterfront, the river, the dazzling architecture, the musical heritage, and Chinatown.

To commemorate the similarities Pigsy, Jingwei and the animals of the Great Race, race to build the Chinese Arch, but who will get there first?

The Lumiere Show will be accompanied by live performance from Everyman Playhouse/Confucius Institute student and pyrotechnics and a newly commissioned soundtrack by award-winning musician and composer, Jah Wobble.

The Lumiere has been commissioned by Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council and designed and created by Illuminos, Pagoda Arts and First Take.

Pre-show Entertainment

Friday 8th February & Saturday 9th February

Peaks of China – Pagoda Arts, Everyman Playhouse and Liverpool Confucius Institute
19:00 – 19:30
Journey from Chinese dynasties to modern China with the vibrant colours and spectacle of costume, music and dance. From traditional Chinese Opera to  urban hip hop dance, meet the characters and experience Chinese fashion and dancing with glimpses of  Qin and Han, Tang’s Princess, Song’s Baogong, Ming’s bride and groom and Qings fashion qibao.

Performed with Chinese handcrafted costumes to music commissioned by Culture Liverpool for ‘The Quest for the Arch’ Projections. A partnership by Pagoda Arts, Everyman Playhouse and Liverpool Confucius Institute.

Traditional Lion & Dragon Dance – The Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Friendship Association
19:00 – 19:15
The traditional Lion and Dragon Dance symbolising good luck and good fortune and banishing the winter monster to welcome the Spring. Featuring LED lit costumes it will be an amazing spectacle!

Sunday 10th February

18:00 – 18:15
Traditional Lion & Dragon Dance – The Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Friendship Association

18:00 – 18:30
As above programme plus Movema Dance & 24 Festival Drums


Event Date: Friday 8th February – Sunday 10th February 2019

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Location: The Arch, Nelson Street, Liverpool, UK

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