Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Opera House
Dates: Mar. 01, 2012-Mar. 03, 2012
Price: VIP/480/430/380/300/180/120/80 RMB
Zhengzhou Song and Dance Theatre
Zhengzhou Song & Dance Theatre is a professional troupe dedicated to artistic creation and performance. Since established in March 2004, the Theatre has been a persistent pursuer of creation and classic, guided by the creed of constructing a rigorous theatre compatible to the most aged city of China, and for classic songs and dances nourished with the rich culture. The Theatre receives unswerving supports from the Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting, Press and Publication of Zhengzhou, which makes possible her dedication to first-class plays, first-class performance, first-class talents, and first-class artistic teams. Profiting from flexible mechanisms, standardized management, and market-oriented operations, the Theatre is right on her way to success, from the starting point of Shaolin in the Wind, a dance drama, to Goddess and the dreamer. Encouraged by achievements of these years, the Theatre is more confident on nurturing the most dynamic artistic team of China, leaving impressive marks in the most exquisite arts of the time, and passing the artistic heritage to generations on.
Though newly established in 2004, Zhengzhou Song & Dance Theatre has made her fame well-known by the dance drama Shaolin in the Wind. With its notable artistic feature, this dance drama was awarded with the Golden Prize of the Fifth Water Lily Cup, which was organized by the Chinese Dancers Association, listed among Top 10 Plays of National Stage Art Program 2005-2006, and won the Excellent Drama Prize of Five-one Program and the Twelfth Wenhua Prize, two national contests of performance art sponsored by the Ministry of Publicity and the Ministry of Culture respectively.
The grand dance drama Goddess And The Dreamer derives its inspiration from Ode To The Goddess of Luo River, a masterpiece rhyme-prose composed about 2000 years ago by Cao Zhi, a renowned poet and younger prince during the period of Three Kingdoms. The drama re-explores the poem and uncovers wherein the doomed fates of Cao Zhi , Cao Pi the elder prince-brother, heir apparent and the emperor later, and Zhen Fu the princess. Actually more than twists and turns of their lives are depicted in the drama, which closely follows the conflicting emotions where fraternity bows to the greed for power, ideal ends up with hopelessness, and admiration degrades to suspicion. The drama in its theatrical form also tries to present the extreme classical beauty by harmonizing into one body various traditional artistic elements such as poem, calligraphy, ritual, music and dance.