Famous Chinese film director and chief director the Beijing Olympic ceremonies, Zhang Yimou and his chief assistant of the ceremonies, Zhang Jigang, will again take the lead in directing different parts of this year's Chinese National Day celebrations, which will mark the country's upcoming 60th founding anniversary.
Zhang Jigang, also a famous choreographer, has revealed this in an exclusive interview with sina.com on Monday.
Zhang told that director Zhang Yimou is at the helm of the "outdoor section", a firework display to be held at Tiananmen Square on the night of the National Day.
Zhang Jigang himself is at the moment choreographing a big epic musical, named "The Road to Revival", which will be staged at the Great Hall of the People from September to November.
He refused to disclose the budget of the celebrations.
(CRI February 18, 2009)