Ten Days on the Island hosts Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre performers for 'White Snake'

New friends: Giant Bobby the Bear met with the cast of 'White Snake' at Bridestowe on Sunday. Picture: Phillip Biggs
New friends: Giant Bobby the Bear met with the cast of 'White Snake' at Bridestowe on Sunday. Picture: Phillip Biggs

From Shanghai to Launceston, some of China’s finest performers are in town to join Ten Days on the Island with a performance of White Snake.

Described as a Chinese fairy tale, the story is of young man who falls in love with a beautiful woman, until her true identity is revealed.

The cast of White Snake flew from the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre to perform at the Princess Theatre on Tuesday, March 21.

On Sunday they visited Bridestowe’s famous lavender fields.

Lead dancer Yang Ziyi said she enjoyed visiting the farm and loved the purple landscape and themes, and she was “very excited” to perform for Tasmanians.

“China is an important part of the modern world and Tasmanian connections through China go back nearly 200 years,” Ten Days on the Island artistic director David Malacari said. 

White Snake involves performance, music, art, song, costume and live projections of traditional Chinese imagery.

To book, visit tendays.org.au or call 6210 5777.