Butterfly Lovers: A Music and Dance Film

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Butterfly Lovers: A Music and Dance Film
Takako Nishizaki (violin) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd / Dou Dou / Ding Yue Hong (dancers)

[ Marco Polo / DVD ]

Release Date: Thursday 9 February 2006

Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

Butterfly Lovers is a music and dance film by director Marikki Hakola. A synthesis of the ever-popular Chinese violin concerto 'Butterfly Lovers' and choreography inspired by Chinese martial arts and modern dance, the film is an imaginative interpretation of the ancient Chinese fairy tale "A Love Story of Liang Shan Bo and Zhu Ying Tai". The film features violinist Takako Nishizaki, conductor James Judd, choreographer and dancer Dou Dou, dancer Ding Yue Hong and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Includes documentary 'Butterfly Tones' and interviews with Chen Gang, Takato Nishizaki, James Judd, Zeng Kang Mei and Dou Dou.

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic - Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Colour - 70 Minutes - NTSC