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Elite Performing Arts Group USA Presents "Waking Dreams" - An Immersive Musical


A dancer on stage with audience members standing behind her, immersing themselves in the performance


Alhambra, California, USA. November 18th, 2022. The Elite Performing Arts Group USA launched its first immersive musical performance, since the pandemic, called "Waking Dreams," at the Granada LA, in Alhambra, California. The musical featured over 40 professional dancers, singers, actors, and other performers. "Waking Dreams" presents a thought-provoking song and dance drama that incorporates philosophy as its central theme. The venue was a performance hall rather than a traditional theater, allowing the audience to view the performance at a closer distance, giving them the opportunity to participate and immerse themselves into the performance. The design of the venue allowed the audience to come on stage and experience the unique three-dimensional space of "waking and dreaming."


Angela Sheng, President of the Elite Performing Arts Group of USA and Harry Sand, Director of “Waking Dreams”


The audience enjoys the performance


"Waking Dreams" is a new type of contemporary song and dance drama that travels through time and space. It breaks away from the traditional theater stage, allowing the audience to be in the performance space and experience this fast-paced Eastern and Western classic immersively! With the integration of Chinese cultural heritage and modern atmosphere, the dream world and the reality of reality are intertwined, highlighting that individuals, nature, and the universe are one. This is also reflected in the essence of Chinese Taoist philosophy: Heaven, earth, myriad things are one with me, everything is one, because I am one with everything.


Maojun Liao, Professor of Chinese Culture


The play takes Zhuangzi's philosophy of "Equality of Things" as the core, starting from the theme of Zhuangzi's dream of butterflies, and travels through ancient and modern times from the perspective of butterflies in Zhuangzi's dream - from the Warring States period of 400 BC to the contemporary society in 2022. It takes both vertical and horizontal perspectives, with Eastern and Western historical figures in different periods and regions showing the characteristics and commonalities of human nature.


Huibie Chen (R), President of Chinese American Association


Actress Yang Yang (R) speaks on stage


The whole play presents a coherent story line in 20 scenes, with performances that are exciting and thought-provoking. Such a new type of song and dance drama that is immersive is not only unprecedented in the Chinese circle, but even if you look around the world, you rarely see the same type of drama. There are more than 20 scenes in the whole play that cleverly connect Eastern and Western philosophies, dreams, reality, soul and life.


Joey Zhou, International Celebrity TV host /LABA Founder presents to the audience


The whole play presents a coherent story line in 20 scenes, with performances that are exciting and thought-provoking. Such a new type of song and dance drama that is immersive is not only unprecedented in the Chinese circle, but even if you look around the world, you rarely see the same type of drama. There are more than 20 scenes in the whole play that cleverly connect Eastern and Western philosophies, dreams, reality, soul and life.


Angela Sheng, President of the Elite Performing Arts Group of USA speaks on stage

Performers from "Waking Dreams" pose for a photo


The performances will be held on December 11th at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The venue is located in Granada LA, Alhambra. Tickets will start selling now. Please contact 626-438-1310 for ticket purchase. Limited, please seize the opportunity to buy tickets.


Angela Sheng, President of Elite Performing Arts Group of USA speaks to the media


Actors, actresses, and performers from the Elite Performing Arts Group of USA


Elite Performing Arts Group of USA is a non-profit organization registered in the United States with 501(c) 3. It gathers professionals and those who are passionate about drama, singing and dancing to convey oriental classic culture through songs, dances and dramas.









The Beverly Arts News is sponsored by JHSZ International Art Institute

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