Tianjin North News:On the stage, gently lifting the curtains, quietly pushing the screen, the twelve gold hairpins dressed in colorful costumes, slowly dancing, the scene of the Red Chamber slowly unfolding in front of the audience like an oil painting, which is intoxicating. The dance drama “Dream of Red Mansions” was staged at the Tianjin Grand Theater from August 18th to 20th, allowing Tianjin audiences to feel the ultimate oriental aesthetics presented by this “out of the circle” national dance drama.
The play is co-directed by two young dance artists and directors, Li Xing and Li Chao. The actors in the play bring together outstanding representatives of the new generation of dancers. The miracle of the kingdom of youth. The exquisite service and the ultimate stage presentation of aesthetics have attracted a large number of young people into the theater, which shows that the excellent traditional Chinese culture is being loved by the younger generation.
The dance drama “A Dream of Red Mansions” will be staged at the Tianjin Grand Theater from August 18th to 20th
The dance drama “Dream of Red Mansions” takes the love and marriage of Jia Baoyu, Lin Daiyu and Xue Baochai as the main line, and adopts the characteristics of traditional chapter-style novels. The 12 chapters of “Throwing Jade”, “Chongxi”, “Reunion”, “Flower Burial” and “Return to the Great Wilderness” are independent and connected into one chapter, emphasizing the deep connection between personal destiny and family. In the aesthetic atmosphere of looking at flowers in the fog, it tells the life course of the “Twelve Gold Hairpins” in full bloom and wither.
There are many characters in “A Dream of Red Mansions” with distinctive personalities. How to express the inner emotions of the characters with dance movements is quite a challenge for all actors. During the performance of the dance drama “Dream of Red Mansions” in Tianjin, the reporter interviewed the two leading actors in the play, the actors Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, and the young dancers Luo Yuwen and Luo Ying, to understand the story behind the creation of this amazing work. As an outstanding representative of the new generation of Chinese dance circles, how to reconstruct profound literary masterpieces into dance dramas that meet the current aesthetics will test the creative wisdom and courage of this group of young people.
Young dancer Luo Yuwen plays Jia Baoyu
Stills of the dance drama “Dream of Red Mansions”
Luo Yuwen, who plays Jia Baoyu, is an emerging leader in the domestic dance industry, a young student at the Beijing Opera and Dance Theater, and is also known as “Luo Baoyu” by the majority of drama fans. On the stage, he watched Fusheng all over and tasted all the joys and sorrows. Dance dramas are different from film and television works. Every performance is a new beginning. Day after day, he will have a different understanding of the role of “Jia Baoyu”. It’s just an image of Mr. Pianpian, but how to look at everyone in Twelve Hairpins. Over time, you will feel what kind of mentality you use to see the sisters, and the sisters will naturally show the emotions of the characters when performing. When When Baoyu is the only one left on the stage, the feeling of loneliness when your heart is filled and then lost is the pain of your heart being stripped away bit by bit.”
Young dancer Luo Ying plays Lin Daiyu
Stills of the dance drama “Dream of Red Mansions”
For Luo Ying, who has just graduated, it is lucky to play Lin Daiyu, but she cannot take on this role without hard work in the later stage. Daily high-intensity training, every movement, every look and even every breath requires “unique accuracy”. Luo Ying said that it is precisely because of the strict professionalism of the directors that such a successful play has been achieved, and Lin Daiyu’s every frown and smile are also engraved in her bones. The combination of her and Luo Yuwen is called the “Shuangluo” combination by netizens. In the chapter “Buying Flowers”, the wonderful pas de deux dance of the two hits people’s hearts. The world is vast but only you and I cuddle together. A piece of fallen flowers is a piece of your heart. During this pas de deux, the directors Li Xing and Li Chao asked Baoyu to treat Daiyu like a flower, so that she would not fall to the ground, and cherish this person very much, so the eyes they looked at her were all gently and cautiously, yes A kind of pity. Luo Yuwen said: “Art creation must be sincere and true. It is classical and romantic to express with dance under the petals in the sky, so we have to bring our true feelings into it, and then you look at the person standing opposite you, you will Believe that she is Daiyu, she will find that I am Baoyu, this kind of tacit understanding is like an emotional shock, let us express it through dance, and make the audience feel more involved.”
The scene that shocked Luo Ying the most was the “Flower Burial”. She said frankly: “The twelve golden hairpins, the two words that cannot be avoided are youth. They are explaining how to bid farewell to youth, and these are empathetic to us now. Including as professional actors, we will also leave the stage in the future, have a dialogue with youth, and correctly understand the importance of youth in life.” If one day, we want to say goodbye to the past, the young Luo Ying said an open-minded sentence: “I accept everything No matter what happens in the future, as long as it is right, I will definitely go on.”
After the performance, the audience in Tianjin continued to be enthusiastic
For Luo Yuwen and Luo Ying, dance is like a kind of companionship, which has become a part of life. It is a relative and a friend. In the interview, they are very grateful that they are a dancer and can be with so many people. The audience meets each other and immerses themselves in dance every day. They enjoy the melody of life and dance on the stage. This is the meaning of happiness. (Jinyun News reporter Liu Xiaojing)