Since May 1, 2006, Impression Lijiang has been performed for more than 5,100 times. In 2011, for example, an audience of more than 2 million people watched the show, and the seating capacity of the venue for the show increased from 1,200 to 2,890. As the lead project of the Greater Jade Dragon (Yulong) Tourist Product Portfolio, the show was acquired by the listed company Lijiang Yulong Tourism Co., Ltd. in October 2010, making the company “the first show stock” in China.
The entire show, which takes place against Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and features local folklore, is performed by 500 men of 10 minority ethnic groups and the farmers from 16 villages. On the highest open-air arena (3,100m above the sea level) in the world, these performers dance with the most primitive movements and sing in the most unaffected voice, making the realities of life so close to everyone watching the show. A large-scale Impression show staged throughout the year, it gives the audience a real experience of soul-searching.