Nixon in China Via Vancouver

Posted by Vancouver Opera On 11:18 AM


Through using actual footage of the trip that was secured through the Nixon Library and the archives of both China and the United States, the production also features an on-stage camera crew documenting the live action. All the image are instantly mixed together to make the point about the unblinking eye and how the TV camera records everything for posterity, effectively giving it the power to reduce people's lives to one or two statements.

...Calling his production "fantasia," (Michael) Cavanagh likens Nixon in China to a "big long dream sequence" and a "highly impressionistic version of what actually happened in 1972."


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