Shangri-La Dynamic Yunnan
2004-2005 Best National Stage Dance Performance
The Project Of China National Classic Stage Arts
Five categories of Lotus National Awards-The choreographer show award in China
Created and choreographed by the most outstanding dancer and choreographer In China
Show case company for National Culture Industry
The Classic Drama Produced
Dynamic Yunnan is a master piece of artistic work that marks the character of Yunnan.It is regarded as one of the milestone creations in Chinese stage show and dance history.The show has been performed almost 4000 shows in more than 42 cities around the globe.It is indeed one of the best examples of the development of Chinese minorities arts as well as Chinese theater show culture.
Dynamic Yunnan,also called Yunnan Impression Show.The show is an original ethnic song and dance performance which showcases the rich cultural diversity of Yunnan.70% of the performers are minority who are from different minority groups in Yunnan and they energetically perform in their traditional costumes.They are not professional performers,but they show their real lifestyle on the stage.Spectators would be shocked by ethnic culture,as well as moved by sincerity performance.
Prologue – The Dawn Of Life
I am the wild fire, I am the wind,I have locked my soul in the drum,And kept the seeds within me.With a clap of thunder, plants begin to sprout,Wake up! Spirit of the Drum, wake up!
Act One – The Sun
The sun and the moon are forever chasing each another,From east to west they follow the track.They have taken the same route since Chaos opened up;Men and women are together Since they were born, and till they die,They were joined upon the Creation of the Earth.
Act Two – The Earth
Heaven is vast, but there is only one;The earth is vast, but there is only one.Do not say that flora does not speak,There is a reason for every living thing on earth.My ancestors told me,The Earth came from the flesh and bones of the Creator.I lay low, close to the earth, and there and then,I could understand the myths of my ancestors.
Act Three – Homeland
Ancestors of Yunnan people are followers of animism – the belief that nature and inanimate objects have souls — and there are many sacrificial ceremonies to different gods every year. This worship of nature has greatly helped preserve local ecology and environment.
Act Four – Pilgrimage
The Tibetan Buddhists are devout believers, and making a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain is their way of worshipping Nature. The pilgrims often come a long way, spinning their praying wheels. They would lie face down on the ground, kiss the earth at every step and reach the Holy Mountain, where they would find Heaven of their dreams.
Epilogue – Spirit Of The Peacock
The peacock is a totem of worship for the Dai people,who call it the Sun Bird.It is also a symbol of love.Yang Liping has created a dance idiom that captures the movements and forms of the bird in the most vivid, graceful movements. Spirit of the Peacock expresses her yearning for a sacred and tranquil world.In the Epilogue of Dynamic Yunnan,She has incorporated her solo dance with a group dance to become an exquisite piece of choreography with highly original formations and sound and lighting effects.The result is an uplifting, soul-stirring dance that evokes peace and harmony in life.
Dynamic Yunnan was produced,directed and choreographed by the famous Chinese dancer, Yang Liping.She is one of China’s best-known dancers. Her peacock dance is famous in China.When she was twenty years ago, the first prize in a national dance competition was won by the youthful genius female dancer.At that time, “The Spirit of the Peacock” became famous after performing on the international stage.she is fame to be regarded as the “Peacock Princess” in China.