The CCTV New Year's Gala (Simplified Chinese: 中国中央电视台春节联欢晚会; Traditional Chinese: 中國中央電視台春節聯歡晚會; Pinyin: Zhōngguó zhōngyāng diànshìtái chūnjié liánhuān wǎnhuì) is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television. It was presented by Zhao Zhongxiang.
History[change | change source]
Since 1983, the variety program has been broadcast on the eve of Chinese New Year.
The show features various acts, including
- Skits (小品) with a focus on comedy.
- Xiangsheng (相声) or Stand-up comedy
- Song and dance (歌舞)
- Acrobatics (杂技)
Across the span of years, viewers have had mixed reactions. According to the New York Times, "complaining about the show - with its blend of comedy, singing, dancing and propaganda - is as much a tradition as watching it."
Guest appearances[change | change source]
Performers who are famous in China are featured:
References[change | change source]
- "Spring Festival Gala goes through 3rd dress rehearsal,"[permanent dead link] China Central Television. January 27, 2011; retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "CCTV gala gets mixed reactions," China Daily (Xinhua). February 19, 2007; retrieved 2011-1122.
- Yardley, Jim. "A TV 'King' Pushes the Limits, Flashily but Gently," New York Times. January 21, 2006; retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "Dashan to perform at Spring Festival Gala," Archived 2016-12-07 at the Wayback Machine China Central Television. January 29, 2011; retrieved 2011-11-22.