SUNAC Taihu Lake Theater locates in SUNAC Cultural Tourist City on the lakeside of Taihu Lake. Being inspired by the bamboo in Jiangnan, the design fully integrates regional cultural characteristics of Wuxi and the traditional beliefs of China which can correspond to the mystic and fantastic performances in the theater. The theater is known as the star project in the whole cultural tourism city. The architecture of the theater is designed by Steven Chilton Architects (SCA), the designer of a British architectural designing institute, while the interior design is finished by ZWP. Besides, the performance given in the theater is directed by Mr. Franco Dragone, a world-famous director.
The interior design extends the building facade design character. It is inspired by the local bamboo forest and culture. The bamboo theme is applied on the lobby ceiling, the corridor wall facade and the theater wall. Chinese landscape painting will be projected on the corridor wall as background. The metal decorations express image of traditional Jiangnan courtyard houses. The remarkable and unique interior design helps to provide a striking visual experience for Taihu Lake show.
Serving as the carrier spreading beauty and art, each show given in the theater bears and represents the history and culture of different periods. For instance, “Taihu Lake Show” performed here selects local culture as the background, and the sentimental love story of Xi Shi and Fan Li as the main line. The show guarantees the consistency between the stage setting design and the architectural design concept by virtue of the depth of theater space. What’s more, it possesses stage creativity with extremely strong visual impact and stirring power of almost aestheticism. Finally, the show brings an exquisite visual feast for the audience, further promotes the plot and represents the love and legend "transcending time and space".
The picturesque splash-ink background, the changing light with changing music, the gorgeous costumes full of Chinese elements, the vivid interpretations and the ups and downs of the plot all helped present the vitality of the love story between Xi Shi and Fan Li.
The Taihu Show, which is a combination of Chinese and Western performing art, was presented through high-tech stage technology, bringing a new type of visual music feast for the audience.