CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND HANGZHOU XINTIANDI GROUP ANNOUNCE REOPENING DATES FOR 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY
Hangzhou, China, May 25, 2020 - Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Cirque du Soleil) and Hangzhou Xintiandi Group (XTD) announce the reopening of 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY in Hangzhou, China, on June 3, 2020. This will be the first Cirque du Soleil production to reopen since the company ceased operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Inspired by a rich storyline, multi-dimensional characters, and surreal universes, 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY is an incredible immersive experience. Driven by high-energy action and acrobatics, rich symbolism, beautiful poetry and artistry, history is told through two perspectives: Petra and Aria, through the Hero and Heroine. Two sides of one story, two cultures discovering each other. No detail is spared to immerse deeper inside the story and create a surge of adventure for the whole family, each scene more powerful than the next.
“Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to restart performances of 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY and we are taking extra precautions to keep the audience safe while they experience the joy and excitement of this unique only in Hangzhou show,” says Chief Creative Officer Diane Quinn.
Never one to rest on its laurels, Cirque du Soleil has refreshed the show in preparation for the June 3rd reopening. Now running for a thrilling 80 minutes, fans will be transported into a creative and imaginary world filled with wonder and amazing feats.
Artists returned to the Theater in early April for daily training to safely bring to life this extraordinary entertainment experience for the whole family.
“We are confident that with the new lineup and creative adjustments, it will be an even more memorable experience for our visitors and fans,” added Diane Quinn.
Performances Resuming in Accordance with Government Health and Safety Guidelines
The safety of the artists, technical crew and audiences is the top priority. Based on applicable government requirements, as well as continued guidance from health authorities and appropriate government agencies, new health and safety measures and operational changes have been implemented. Audiences are now required to book their tickets using their full personal information, seats will be spaced apart with appropriate social distancing guidelines, and occupancy will be reduced and controlled. The Xintiandy Theatre staff will continue to ensure that preventative measures, including disinfection of the entire theatre twice daily, are strictly implemented to provide the safest environment for everyone.
While preparing for its return, the show X – The land of Fantasy joined in early March the “Warm Spring” project of Hangzhou City, contributing to charity shows along with major companies and organizations in Hangzhou. To further do its part, Cirque du Soleil will dedicate 1 show to pay tribute to front-line workers on June 3rd.
Ticket and Show Information
Tickets can be purchased online through the official website of 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY and via other platforms such as Damai, Ctrip and Fliggy.
All vouchers, family ticket packages and show tickets bought for performances affected by the closures will remain valid. Ticket holders are advised to contact customer service to receive the details and procedures to redeem and exchange their tickets or to place a reservation.
About 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY
In partnership with XTD, Chinese real estate leader, Cirque du Soleil presented its brand-new show in the unprecedented state-of-the-art theatre in the heart of the Xintiandi City Complex, in Hangzhou in 2019. 绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY is the first resident show in China, and only existing Cirque du Soleil resident show in Asia. After five years of development, the show premiered in August 2019 in Hangzhou, China. In the Xintiandy Theatre, the unique seating system revolves a full 360 degrees to divide the audience into two separate fantasy kingdoms for a simultaneous immersive experience allowing the audience to watch the action from their seats. The show is a feast of art and customized technological innovation; A massive 100m-wide mainstage with a central structure of 11m by 11m panels, individually controlled to create any configuration imaginable, allowing it to shape-shift as the story unfolds. The awe-inspiring story is told with the help of 3D large scale automated scenic elements, video mapping and a myriad of special effects, ushering the audience into a spellbinding fantasy where every second is breathtaking.
绮幻之境 - THE LAND OF FANTASY is the 45th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its 10th resident show.
About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit CirqueduSoleilEntertainmentGroup.com.
About Hangzhou Xintiandi Group Hangzhou Xintiandi Group was founded in 2008. To date, it has developed into a Hangzhou based company with total assets and net assets respectively amounting to 30 billion CNY and 10 billion CNY. The organization also runs business in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Xi’an and so forth. Adhering to its corporate culture of “prosper together with the local communities”, it always sticks to its operation concept of “keeping improving”. Hangzhou Xintiandi not only aims to not only provide its customers with high quality products but also pay back to the society through its sustainable development.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
China Brand & PR manger-Kayla Cui
Hangzhou Xintiandi Group-X The Land of Fantasy
Brand & PR manger-Zinxuan Chen