august, 2017

9aug2:30 am- 4:15 pm《九歌。意象》Soul Journey – Nine Songs 2:30 am - 4:15 pm 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore, 018906

Event Details

Nanyin and Liyuan opera are some of the finest ancient art forms of Chinese culture. Their simple yet elegant characteristics have been preserved and passed down in the southern China provinces of Fujian and Guangdong over the ages, so much so that they are known as two of the “living fossils” of Chinese music and opera. Similarly, Qu Yuan’s Nine Songs has also survived for more than two millennia. It is a work that encapsulates the aesthetics of poetry from the ancient state of Chu while reflecting the customs and superstitions of its people.

In 2015, Soul Journey – Nine Songs was created using the traditional framework of Nanyin and Liyuan opera while exploring contemporary means of expressions among traditional and modern idioms. After nine months of discussion, exploration, coordination, experimentation, dialogue, communication, exchange, creation, rehearsal, and bringing everything together, ‘Soul Journey – Nine Songs’ began to take shape. Elements of instrumental music, singing, drama, body movement, lighting, image projection, sound effects, stage and costume design are incorporated into the production to create, suggest and interpret the spirit of Nine Songs, while simultaneously striving to present an all-out sensational experience of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Two years later, ‘Soul Journey – Nine Songs’ re-stages in a new creative direction, by adapting the original black box theatre performance onto a proscenium stage. This new adaption will travel to Quan Zhou, China, the birthplace of Nanyin and feature at the 3rd China Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival in December 2017.

Lin Shaoling and Lim Chin Huat
Creative Directors

南音和梨园戏是中华文化古老而优秀的艺术品种,简朴优雅的特质,在闽南一直得以保留与传承,堪称为中华音乐与戏曲艺术的两个“活化石”;而屈原的《九歌》也经历两千多年的历史洗礼保留下来,既反映当年楚国民间巫的风俗文化,也体现了楚辞文学的美。

2015年,我们耗费了九个月的时间,携手创作了《九歌。意象》,湘灵以一贯保留传统南音和梨园戏的基础上与跨界艺术创作者振发进行了一场传统与现代的艺术对话,一连串的相互学习、切磋、讨论、尝试、排练过程,逐步塑成《九歌。意象》,演出结合了音乐、吟唱、戏曲、光影、投影、音效等元素,为观众提供视、听、闻、触、味等感官体验。

两年后的《九歌。意象》重演采取了不一样的尝试,创作群把原本的黑箱剧场版本改成镜框式舞台呈现,紧接着也将在十二月应中国泉州“第三届海上丝绸之路国际艺术节”的邀约回到南音的故乡上演。

林少凌与林振发
创意总监/编导

Ticket Price: $38, $58, $88, $128

Time

(Wednesday) 2:30 am - 4:15 pm

Location

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore, 018906

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