You might not have heard of the Red Theatre in Beijing but you are fully aware of the Red theme used all around China. The theatre is a performance stage for the Legend of Kungfu Show, telling a story of Shaolin Monks on a heroic quest to find enlightenment.
A traditional theme comes with a traditional setting, thus making the Red Theatre a perfect example of how far you can go! Outside walls of the theatre are constructed by tens of thousands of metal pipes that are illuminated by huge red lights coming out of the building. It creates a magnificent effect and gives the facility additional meaning, both social and historical.
As you enter the building you can see a big hall full of small detailed decorations everywhere, including the famous lanterns all in the same color. It is connected with everything positive. It symbolizes luck, wellbeing, wealth and strength. In connection with the strong Kung Fu artists, it is a masculine color. It is the color of the yang, fire, sun, south, summer and activeness and true happiness.
Conveniently it also keeps the bad spirits away from the theatre. Promoting good luck not only for the building but for the performance and it’s income. Infact the Kungfu Show in Beijing has gathered millions of viewers all around the world to watch the show, making it also a good example in terms of effectiveness for it’s color.
After seeing the show I have become more attuned with the color and would like to encourage it’s use more often. Just try to see how a simple red addition can effect your life, your business, your wellbeing. And remember that contrary to western belief the color is masculine, so use it proudly for best effects 🙂
Besides red, gold color is in popular traditional use. It is in fact the color of new year, which is celebrated in the decorative form throughout the whole year.
Centuries ago red and yellow colors were reserved only for the use of the emperor and other high officials. After the liberation of the color, it is used by everyone and everywhere.
Red Theatre formely known as the “Chongwen Worker’s Cultural Palace” was renovated by Heaven Creation that specializes in a variety of traditional Chinese performances.