Immersive Kunqu Opera: The Peony Pavilion

Immersive Kunqu Opera: The Peony Pavilion

Venue:
Kezhi Garden
111 Xijing Street, Zhujiajiao Qingpu Shanghai
Date:
4/23/2022 - 5/28/2022


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Immersive Kunqu Opera: The Peony Pavilion

Immersive Kunqu Opera: The Peony Pavilion

4/23/2022 - 5/28/2022
Kezhi Garden
111 Xijing Street, Zhujiajiao Qingpu Shanghai
280 - 880
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Creator's Testimonial

Gardens are musical instruments. The running water is the strings, the rocks are the blows, the flowers, birds, and cordyceps are the chorus, and the wind and grass are the symphony. With three or five pure Chinese musical instruments, the sound of nature is played in a minimalist way, reflecting the commonality of external nature and inner soul. I believe that everything in the world can talk to each other: water and trees, flowers and birds, past and present.

What is The Peony Pavilion? Not just a memory, but a dream. —— Art Director Tan Dun

No other space can carry the beauty of Kunqu Opera more than a garden. Leaving the usual framed stage, you will be in an aura that breathes together with Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei. One step at a time, one frown and one smile, one moment at a time. Dreams, ghosts, paper lanterns reflected in the pool water, fireflies flying in the gauze... This is a dream trip.

"The Peony Pavilion", the peony pavilion that dreams of love. —— Producer Zhang Jun

The choreography of the water lantern makes people feel a dialogue between water and fire, which is like a dialogue between Liu Mengmei and Du Liniang's yin and yang, but also a dialogue between reality and reality, a dialogue between life and death. ——Dance Design Soy Doudou

Pay attention to the integrity of the garden scenery created by classical stories, focus on the telling of romantic love stories with a more "purified" artistic standard, create a new image and temperament of ancient rhythm atmosphere, and improve the aesthetic unity of the combination of virtual and real. ——Li Xiaoping

 

Introduction

About The Peony Pavilion

Everyone's lives will have a peony pavilion.

Hongchen Zimo's past marriage is locked in a treasure box that has been sealed for years.

Six hundred years later, what is the reason for enlightenment?

Outside the city of Shen, in the twilight, once in the garden, the dream of spring return!

Taking the green light as a guide, Pine Pavilion tries the spring.

Hear the sounds of nature and know the meaning of elegance.

The listeners and the performers, in the midst of the winding stream, return to the black and yellow of heaven and earth.

Since then, I have engraved a piece of drama to cherish the feelings that only belonged to me: The Peony Pavilion on Sansheng Road was originally a person in the dream of Chungui.

 

The Peony Pavilion

A young woman has a passionate dream about a mysterious stranger and begins to develop a deep longing for this handsome lover. So begins the extraordinary love story, The Peony Pavilion.

The writer Tang Xianzu (1550-1616) lived during the same time as William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Given the strong theme of love, it is no surprise that Tang's The Peony Pavilion is often compared to Romeo and Juliet.

The story happened in the early years of the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1279). A beautiful young lady named Du Liniang, daughter of the Governor of Nan’an, went into the garden with her maid. Watching the splendor of the spring at its peak, she was overcome with deep feelings. In a drowsy trance, she dreamt that she had a secret rendezvous with a young scholar under a plum tree by the side of the Peony Pavilion. Ever since returning from the garden, she was haunted by memories of her dream lover and, after seeking the dream in vain, fell ill and soon died of a broken heart. After her death, Du's spirit kept searching for the young scholar. Her persistence won over the Judge of the Netherworld and she was allowed to be reincarnated.

Three years later, a young scholar named Liu Mengmei stayed at the temple where Du was buried. He wandered in the garden and came across Du's portrait. The young lady in the portrait looked familiar and he could not help calling her. In response to his calling, the young lady came out of the picture. He fell in love with her even though he learnt that she was a ghost. On the following day, Liu dug up Du's grave and opened the coffin. Du came back to life and married Liu. The couple lived happily thereafter.

 

The originator of Chinese opera in real gardens

Since its premiere at the World Expo in June 2010, "Kunqu Opera "Peony Pavilion" in Real Landscape Garden has been performed in Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden for 12 years and 272 times. The performance has received a total of 60,000 audiences from all over the country and around the world. Famous musician Tan Dun is the artistic director. Tan Dun and Kun Opera artist Zhang Jun jointly produced the masterpiece "The Peony Pavilion" by Tang Xianzu, a great writer of the Ming Dynasty. It is the first live-action garden Kunqu Opera in China.

This work is presented in the most prosperous period of Kunqu Opera's survival style, shaping the classical atmosphere of literati and doctors watching opera on a moonlit night, and restoring the Qingyun life of ancient Chinese musicians and musical giants.

 

The Kunqu Opera "Peony Pavilion" has attracted many Chinese and foreign celebrities to watch, including the then President of Singapore Sellapan Rama Nathan, the then Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Sha Zukang, and the Director-General of UNESCO. Secretary Irina Bokava, French architect Paul Andreu, father of British creative industry John Howkins, designer Vivienne Tam, scholars Du Weiming, Ge Jianxiong, Yu Dan, Pianist Lang Lang, conductor Tang Muhai, Cantonese opera artist Luo Jiaying, director Jia Zhangke, actor Qin Hailu, singer Zhang Liangying and other celebrities came to watch.

 

 

Notice

Date:2022.4.23/30   18:30,20:30

          2022.5.14/21/28  18:45,20:30

Address: Kezhi Garden (111 Xijing Street,Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu, Zhujiajiao)

Price: 880/480/380/280 RMB

The spring ticket package includes 1 show ticket+1 Kezhi Garden ticket(for free!)

Tourist could enter the Kezhi Garden during 8:30—16:30


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Immersive Kunqu Opera: The Peony Pavilion

Venue:
Kezhi Garden
111 Xijing Street, Zhujiajiao Qingpu Shanghai
Date:
4/23/2022 - 5/28/2022


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