The dance drama “28 days” traces back to the story behind the founding ceremony of the people’s Republic of China, and “lanterns and decorations” completed major tasks
Beijing, December 8 (reporter Ying Ni) – on the eve of the founding of new China, the city tower with a history of hundreds of years, the 28 day emergency task, the design scheme that changes its manuscripts… A dance drama reveals a mysterious past behind the founding ceremony 72 years ago for today’s audience, and also makes a group of young people in their prime return to the public’s vision
the reporter learned from the premiere press conference held in Beijing on the 8th that the dance drama 28 days, produced by Beijing performing arts group and produced by Beijing Opera and dance theater, will premiere at Beijing Erqi theater on December 16 and 17, 2021. At that time, the young dancers will tell the audience about their youth in an eventful period of time with moving dances
during the actor’s emotional rehearsal, the crew provided pictures
the dance drama 28 days tells that in the golden autumn of 1949, when new China was about to be established, a group of young dancers of the anti enemy drama Club of Shanxi Chahar Hebei military region received a glorious and arduous task: renovate the Tiananmen Gate Tower with a history of hundreds of years to welcome the founding ceremony held here on October 1, The time left for them is only 28 days…
the core plot of “changing the old appearance of Tiananmen Gate Tower in 28 days” has a real historical prototype. 72 years ago, on the eve of the founding ceremony, the task of decorating the Tiananmen Gate Tower was undertaken by the dance beauty team of the anti enemy drama society in the Shanxi Chahar Hebei military region. The members of the dance beauty team designed 20 schemes for selection by their superiors. Finally, the design scheme of eight red lanterns stood out, was recognized and finally implemented
in the process of writing the script, screenwriter Li Tianyi fully tapped the fresh representatives of characters in this history and integrated the real historical characters into the play. Su fan, the former head of the dance beauty team of the anti enemy drama club in the Shanxi Chahar Hebei military region, was only 25 years old. At that time, he was just married. His lover was Tian Hua, a famous performing artist in China; An “international friend” of the dance beauty team is even more special, Japanese left-wing painter Ozawa gen, whose Chinese name is Xiaoye. These real historical figures have become the vivid characters in 28 days: the soul of the team of the mature and stable captain Wang, who rises to the difficulties and has a passionate working attitude that infects all creators; Japanese designer Ono has actively integrated into the collective and won the respect of the team members with his sincerity and talent
other characters in the play also have their own characteristics: Wan Jin Liu, who is good at communication and worldly sophistication, dalidong, who is honest, upright and strong, Xiaoshi, a serious and meticulous propsman who is good at manual props, Yu tailor, who is introverted and loves art, yingzi, an intelligent and beautiful drama actor…
a real historical story more than 70 years ago, In the creation of today’s young artists, they are placed with brand-new enthusiasm and moved. “The most shocking thing about this story is that the group of people who completed such an important task in those years turned out to be a group of young people about our age,” said director Wang Zhenbing, referring to the original intention of creating the dance drama 28 days, “They are our predecessors, but we prefer to understand them at that time node as their peers.” Wang Zhenbing hopes to let the audience feel the warmth of the works through these humane characters. “They are all real characters in life. Only ordinary people complete an extraordinary career can the audience feel the power of faith.”
lantern is a dance drama 28 days Important clues and visual highlights throughout the play. The dance team specially visited Beijing Art red light Factory Co., Ltd. and collected a lot of materials on the production of Beijing palace lanterns in intangible cultural heritage. The process of making lanterns was refined and compiled into a dance section with both visual and artistic features.
director Huang Yunsong introduced that some elements of intangible cultural heritage were used in the choreography of the dance drama, and some elements of western Beijing Peace drum were added, which made the drama more local. At the same time, Sanxian, Jinghu, Allegro, etc. were used in the music, and the overall style was full of Beijing flavor.
Yang zhaoheng, Secretary of the Party committee and chairman of Beijing Opera and dance theatre, said that the average age of the main creators of “28 days” is only in their thirties, and the average age of the actors is less than 30. They created this work as “youth pays tribute to youth” – today’s young creators are paying tribute to the young artists of that year. (end)