Our first love is forever
Updated: 2012-08-24 13:54
A scene from the Meng Jinghui musical Invisible Love.
First love is an eternal topic for art and Meng Jinghui, a top theatrical director, uses it as the topic for his musical that is traveling around China and will arrive in Shenzhen on Aug 31.
In Invisible Love, a girl angel comes down to Earth to rebuild her first love memories. The question of whether people can let go of their first love is posed. The character wearing a yellow scarf is one of the most popular roles, contributing wise observations about love throughout the play.
The stage setting is memorable, with an arc platform, where actors and actresses can slide as if they are falling down from heaven to Earth, or from their fantasy about first love to the reality. It also helps convey the roles' emotional ups and downs in a relationship.
As a musical, the music style is also surprising because it's not sweet but metal rock. The dance moves are also designed to be powerful. Meng explains that he wants to present a first love that is "crazy".
After its show in Shenzhen, Invisible Love will be staged in Guangzhou on Sept 8 and 9.
8 pm, Aug 31 and Sept 1. Shenzhen Poly Theater, Exit E of Houhai subway station of Shekou line, Guangzhou. 0755-8637-1698.