With a theme of “Blooming Flowers in the New Era”, the annual Children’s Day gala concluded on June 1.
In the 1000-minute show, 17 acts were performed, including dancing, singing, drama, acrobatics, martial arts and a magic show, offering audiences a feast for the eyes.
“A series of important topics, including the Chinese Dream, the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up policy, poverty alleviation and cultural confidence have been well-integrated into these art shows, a reflection of the happiness and positive attitude toward life among Chinese children," said Xu Peipei, director of the gala.
The stage was filled with scientific and technological elements. Making full use of the lighting and stage facilities of the studio, the gala also designed a new radial LED screen, which was suspended over the central stage.
Through a multi-screen setup and a kinetic set infrastructure, the gala created a three-dimensional stage space filled with flowers, echoing the gala’s theme.
The opening theme song Blooming Flowers in the New Era was tailor-made by well-known artists, lyricist Yang Qifang and composer Shu Nan. The simple bright melody matched the performers’ childlike innocence well.
As this year’s theme, it was released in two versions: normal and live versions. The live version includes 410 actors holding a variety of flowers — a scene that transforms the stage into an amazing garden.