Date(s) - 11/05/2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY, 10038
本次文化交流節主打經典京劇《野豬林》，11月5日下午2點於曼哈頓下城的佩斯大學米高施梅爾藝術中心(Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University)公演。《野豬林》取材於文學名著《水滸傳》第六回至第九回，描寫林沖被告求陷害的家破人亡，最後被逼上梁山的經過。該劇原由楊小樓首演，經過改編，成為了李少春的代表作，並於1962年拍成電影。
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This November, the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) will present “The Tenth Annual Cultural Exchange Festival”, celebrating the aesthetics of Chinese opera as well as the cultural exchange between the Americans and the Chinese. We also cooperate with the Confucius Institute at Pace University in the NYCOS Essay Award. Since 2007, our annual Cultural Exchange Festival includes essay awards, authentic Chinese Opera performances, free public lectures and calligraphy exhibitions. As for this year, the Cultural Exchange Festival will continue to serve as one of the most preeminent events in New York City, celebrating the rich diversity of the cultural development.
At this year’s Cultural Exchange Festival, we feature “The Wild Boar Forest”, a Peking Opera classic.On Saturday, November 5th, we are honored to have three Peking Opera performers Mr. Shaopeng Yang, Mr. Yang Li and Mr. Xiao Zheng, who come from the Youth Troupe of China National Peking Opera Company, to act the leading roles in the performance at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University.
Please view the bibliographic of the directors and performers:
Mr. Steven Wu, the National First Class Director, studied under the well-knowned Director Zigui Li. He was the Vice president of Dalian Peking Opera Troupe and Dalian Drama Association from 1985 to 2001. He directed “Li Kui and Song Jiang”, “He Jia Huan” and “Xuan Mei Ji” which received important award from China’s Ministry of Culture. His works reflect his teacher’s artistic style; impressive, exquisite, and delicate. He also received instructions from Li Zengchun, Zhang Tiehua, and other teachers and played the main role in many Peking Opera. In 1988, he became the art director and performed around the world and continuously performed in Japan, France, and Switzerland in 1995. In 1999, he collaborated with Japanese counterpart and directed “ Farewell My Concubine” in Japan. The show was extremely successful and Mr. Wu was invited to direct and perform again in Japan in 2001. He’s currently the director of NYCOS and art counselor of Dalian Peking Opera Theatre.
Mr. Jingtao Zhang who graduated from Liaoning Province Art School in 1965, is a nationally ranked First Class Performing Artist and a member of Chinese Theatre Association of China; specializing in the wen wu xiao sheng role. He studied under Master Shaolan Ye. His fine performance is well received by audience based on his handsome makeup look, solid operatic skill on stage and resounding voice. His extensive repertoires include “the Banquet”, “Bai Men Lou”, “Arbitration by Bulls Eye”, “the Legend of White Snake”, “Riverview Pavilion”, and “Yu Tang Chun”. Capturing the essence of his teacher’s unique performing style, Mr. Zhang has been one of the most outstanding Peking opera perfumers in the role of xiao sheng.
Mr. Shaopeng Yang, a nationally ranked First Class Performing Artist, is a member of the Youth Troupe of China National Peking Opera Company, specializes in the role of “lao sheng”. He learned “Yang school” opera with his father, Mr. Yang Naipeng, ever since he was little. After graduated from Tianjin Art School in 1995, he earned a master degree from the prestigious National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, studied “Yang School”. He won the “Gold prize” from “National Youth Peking Opera Competition” in 1998 and the “best performing Award” of CCTV(China Central Television) Singers Competition by playing the role in “A Narrow Escape”.
Mr. Yang Li, who is a nationally ranked Second Class Performing Artist, graduated Beijing Xiqu Vocational Institute of Arts, where he received the instructions from famous teachers Xia Yunlong, Gao Changqing, Wang Fulai, Xi Yushen, Meng Xianda, Yang Zhengang, Zhao Zhenwu, Li Jiqing, Meng Guanglu, and Luo Changde. He received sliver medal from The Seventh National Youth Peking Opera Performer Contest and plays many well-known operas.
Ms. Xiao Zheng is a nationally ranked Second Class Performing Artist from the Youth Troupe of China National Peking Opera Company, specializes in “Qingyi”. She became a disciple of Peking Opera artist Mei Baojiu. She graduated with a master degree from the prestigious National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. She won the “gold prize” from “National Youth Peking Opera Competition”. She regularly appears in “The Phoenix Returns to Its Nest”, “Farewell my Concubine”, “Yu Tang Chun” ,etc.