New footage of Liu Yifei’s choreography in The Return of the Condor Heroes

Imagine doing this while also whipping your 1.6m (5 feet) wig around.

Someone recently uploaded the DVD behind the scenes for the Zhang Jizhong version of The Return of the Condor Heroes here and people are once more struck by how well the choreography and its execution by Liu Yifei fit the character of its lead Xiaolongnv. XiaoLongNv’s sashes are probably right up there with  Yang Liping’s ““Nine Yin Skeleton Claw 九阴白骨爪 as my top two Jin Yong choreographies that are both beautiful and perfectly reflect their characters.

In the book, Xiaolongnv’s fighting style is described as “a fairy or angel dancing”. Action directors Zhao Jian and Lin Feng worked to achieve this by combining elements of dance with martial arts. In designing her signature white sashes, the choreographers borrowed heavily from water sleeves of Chinese dance. While she only used white sashes a few times in the novel, her sashes become prominent here to emphasize her etherealness.

In designing her signature white sashes, the choreographers borrowed heavily from water sleeves of Chinese dance. While she only used white sashes a few times in the novel, this became her main  weapon here to emphasize her etherealness.

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Song Yi goes from assistant to top actress in Stairway to Stardom, Orlando Bloom guest stars

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Stairway to Stardom 逆袭之星途璀璨 is based on a RPG produced by I Am YT, and stars Song Yi (The Disguiser, Far Away Love) as Su Cheng, an earnest and hardworking young girl who has dreams of becoming an actress. Thai actor Push plays a company CEO who eventually falls in love with our main protagonist.

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