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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(12); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.051204.

A Comparative Study on the Development of the Use of Advanced Technology in Modern Chinese Theatres


Jinming Zhang1,2

Corresponding Author:
Jinming Zhang

1The Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, 100710, China

2Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, SW19 3QA, England


Recent advancements in multimedia technologies, such as LED integrations, advanced acoustics, and virtual reality applications, are revolutionizing stage design, underscoring an era of sophisticated technological implementation. This study, delving into prominent productions like the Han Show in Wuhan and The House of Dancing Water in Macau, critically examines the infusion of multimedia elements and their transformative effect on the overall aesthetic and sensory immersion of water-based performances. The findings reveal a dual impact: an operational advantage characterized by cost-effective design solutions and a pronounced enhancement in creating a dynamic stage tableau. These performances blur the boundaries between reality and fantasy by synthesizing audio, visual, and kinetic components, offering the audience an unparalleled experiential journey. Such advancements in theater stagecraft mirror the broader, burgeoning trend of multidimensional cultural tourism and the evolution of performing arts paradigms.


Multimedia Technologies, Stage Design, Sensory Immersion

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Jinming Zhang. A Comparative Study on the Development of the Use of Advanced Technology in Modern Chinese Theatres. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 12: 19-25. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.051204.


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