This red, pulsating building really categorizes itself with the unseen. An oddity amongst the busy Beijing streets, however when it comes to China nothing is really that odd since everything is. The Magnificent Beijing Red Theatre is a glowing example of well, red light!
So basically this is the home of Kung Fu in the city. The theatre hosts a nightly show that is almost up to standards of a modern theatrical production. But the roots are deep and the building is old enough to have that Chinese tackiness that makes some of the most amazing photographs.
I’ve always though that China is probably one of the best places for taking photographs. Everything is unique, similar, a mix of cleanliness and dirtiness. The contrasts are mind boggling, and the mix is non sensical. My description might not make so much sense either.. but to take photographs in Beijing you really just have to let your senses go and trust the stream of, life I guess.
Equally so, this is what the Kung Fu show is trying to teach us. If you see the tacky, glowing, Red Theatre building from afar you will have a certain expectation. If you dare to go inside, you will have another. Such is life.. don’t you agree?