While waiting for next week’s competition, I re-watch Zhan Lei stuff. Browsing my folders I found a few amazing acrobatic performances I would like to share with you.
The first excerpt is brand new, from the National Day performances in Mei Lanfang Theater (1-7 Oct. 2011), the other two is from the gala stage of CCTV’s 6th National TV Contest of Young Jingju Performers (2008).
→ 京剧《伐子都》Fa Zidu (Fall of Gongsun Zidu)
1. Performed by Wang Daxing (王大兴). [DOWNLOAD] 42MB
02:46 and 05:48 - Hard to forget.
2. Performed by Hao Shuai (郝帅). [DOWNLOAD] 26MB
02:30 – Is this guy a human indeed…?!?
→ 京剧《界牌关》 Jiepai Guan (The Jiepai Pass) [DOWNLOAD] 30MB
Performed by Zhan Lei (詹磊).
02:35 – Just watching it made me dizzy.
(Zhan Lei is very expert in jumping around, check out his skill performance at the same contest.)
I think I made pretty obvious I’ll cheer with pompoms for Zhan Lei next week, but I’m really curious about other performers too, 30 people will compete in 25 scenes.
And I was able to finish this post without adding a drooling smiley! Improvement.