Peking Opera and Street Dance Theatre - Rong

As the descendant of Peking Opera family, QIO shoulders the inborn great trust of inheriting the quintessence of China. Faced with the ever changing world, what feelings does he have and how does he respond to it? Rong is trying to find the expression of time spirit and the consistent lineage of opera charm in the symbolic life. This work develops from the exquisite and vivid facial painting of Peking Opera and follows the painting brush to reflect the rise and fall of the inner emotion. It infuses the Chinese traditional opera (Peking Opera) culture, kung fu (Chen-style Taijiquan) culture, Dunhuang culture as well as "Egyptian Hand" hand culture inspired by the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, and thus contributes to the "integration" of cultural and spiritual heritage in the new time and space. QIOAn actor of comic role of Peking Opera and a practitioner of crossover art. He graduated from Academy of Traditional Chinese Opera with a bachelors degree. He is now working at Beijing Peking Opera Theatre. As the 4th generation official heir of Qiu-style Peking Opera, he developed the Qiu-style and integrated Chinese and western music theory, dance elements and martial arts and Tai Chi in to Peking opera, and is committed to the exploration of the new expression of the integration of modern art state and traditional classics. Born and raised in the operatic circle, he inherited the good voice of his grandfather Mr. Qiu Shengrong, master of Peking Opera and the founder "Qiu-style" and his father, Qiu Mr. Qiu Shaorong, a famous artist of Peking Opera from childhood. He is very talented and cut a figure as a teenager and won gold medal for Plum Blossom Prize for the Young". Under the guidance of many famous masters and his own diligence along his art journey, he not only carried forward the "Qiu family" performing and artistic style but also won him many awards. He is the silver medal winner of the 2008 National Youth Peking Opera TV Competition and gold medal of the 2012 National Youth Peking Opera TV Competition. PAN QINPAN QIN, the founder of Kung Fu Street brand, a senior tutor of artists and singers, choreographer, the in house disciple of the 19th generation successor of Chen-style Taijiquan, vice president of World Nunchaku Association. He has been practicing Shaolin, nunchakus, long sticks since childhood and later went to South Korea to learn street dance culture. After his return to China, he engaged in stage directing, choreography and teaching work and has 12 years of back stage experience to date. By virtue of his unique experience and international vision, Pan Qin integrated Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi, folk dances and other traditional culture and modern dance elements in his works in a creative way. He focused on Chinese classical music and modern pop beats, and thus established Kung Fu Street with the pursuit of the unmatched new school art-dance color in the philosophy.

Dance 2013

Erhu Physical Theatre - Cooing and Wooing

Inspired by the household poem in The Classic of Poetry, the best known verse collections in Chinese literary canon, Dong Jie joins forces with Zhao Lei to create Cooing and Wooing, a visceral expression of a young man to the fair maiden he loves via the interaction of live performance of Chinese traditional music and contemporary dance. The virtuosic Erhu player Zhao Lei, taking the role of the youth, with the accompaniment of three other ancient Chinese instruments (Xiao, Guzheng and Zhonghu) and the cross-over dialogue with the dancers, indulges himself in the longing for the maiden recurrent in his dreams; after his wooing is frustrated, the musician cannot fall asleep but tosses all night long, with only the sorrowful music lingering on to comfort his lonely heart. Dong JieAward-winning choreographer Dong Jie graduated from Beijing Dance Academy majoring in Contemporary Dance Choreography. Many of his works have received both national and international recognition and awards in various competitions, including the Helsinki International Ballet Competition, the Ludwigshafen dance competition and Lotus Cup, the most important dance competition in China. His choreography features the elements of Chinese traditional folk dance and the powerful expression of contemporary dance. Dong Jie was commissioned by Oper Graz in 2012 to co-create modern dance I Can Think and Dream about It as part of the theatres international collaboration program. Zhao LeiAs the new icon of Erhu player, Zhao garners the reputation not only for his quintessential techniques but also for his soul-stirring story-telling skills. While mastering the traditional Erhu repertories, he innovatively plays jazz, tango and other Western genres with this two-stringed bow instrument. He learned to play Erhu from a number of mostly respected masters and graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Since 2007, he has held many recitals at key venues like Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and appeared in a number of music festivals in Asia. He has also been actively collaborating with musicians all over the world, such as Bobby McFerrin, electronic organ player Yuki Kanda and British band "Temple".

Dance 2012
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