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Beijing News Annual Performance List Votes 丨 2019 Best Drama

Beijing News Annual Performance List Votes 丨 2019 Best Drama
Looking back on 2019, many excellent Chinese and foreign masterpieces have emerged. Which drama is most impressive to you?Sauna Night.com combined the most recommended list of the most artistic performances in the past week list and combined with the word-of-mouth recommendation of some script critics, selected the excellent original dramas to be premiered in 2019 in Beijing and voted.We will find the best commentator for each scheduled script, take you to relive the emotions that the theater brings in this year, and look forward to your vote.Note: The best local production in this issue, the best introduction of the repertoire of separate voting, are single-selected, can vote every day, you can close the voting channel at 12:00 on January 8.The result of the vote was republished simultaneously in the newspaper Sauna.com.The following is sorted by performance time.China National Theater “Lianhuanji” Time: April 9-14, 2019 Performance Location: National Theater Theater Writer: Zhang Hanlun Director: Lin Xiyue Starring: Dong Yong, Xia Lixin Photography: Wang Haochen “Lianhua Ji” thought of the old BeijingIn order to help his son solve a series of problems that he encountered in his growing up, Bender always kept moving stories.Director Lin Xiyue adopts the “stream of consciousness” creative technique, and the plot changes according to the flow of consciousness of the protagonist Ban Deyuan, highlighting the spiritual characteristics of a small person from the Beijing opera.The whole drama uses opera elements as the substrate, and the actors do not deal with the characters in the form of horns, which also makes the work more witty.Yanghua drama “Ponzi scheme” Time: April 26-28, 2019 Venue: Beijing Poly Theater Screenplay: David Lego Director: David Lego Starring: Jiang Wenli, Dai Jun, Jiang Yingrong,Photography by Wang Weiqian and others: Guo Xiangchen In 2012, the musical “Ponzi scheme” based on Pang’s life premiered in France and became an important symbol of contemporary French musicals.In 2019, Yanghua Theatre invited the original director, David Lesco, to create the Chinese version of this “Ponzi scheme” again.In a brand-new drama performance form, the director has collected various types of narrative methods such as musicals, operas, epic dramas, etc. 10 actors including Jiang Wenli, Dai Jun, Jiang Yingrong, and Wang Weiqian will play nearly 30 characters in the play.There are only fixed stage installations on the stage, which are moved and transformed by the actors during the performance to build, deconstruct and rebuild this endlessly changing and changing world image.The biggest highlight of “Ponzi scheme” is that the actor Pang is played by Jiang Wenli.Paris, France Nanter Amandi Theatre Time: May 10-12, 2019 Venue: Flyover Art Center Director: Philippe Kern Performance Team: Paris Nanter Amandy Theatre, FranceThe opening drama of Lin Zhaohua’s drama invitation exhibition in 2019, the stage work “Fantasy Paradise” brought by French contemporary theater director Philip Ken and his Nanter Amandi Theater, the actors built a sense of trust on the stageSpace.In this work, “stage setting” is the core element.Director Philip Kane hopes to use “real objects” to inspire the actors’ performances, so there is a snow scene on the stage, real cars appear, and a “small theater” composed of car cargo compartments appears.At the same time, some clear and simple scenes, several large inflatable plastic bags, in addition to giving the audience a profound visual element, also give the audience a space for their own experience and understanding.”Evgeny Onegin”, Vahtan Gove Theater, Russia Time: May 16-19, 2019 Venue: Amanohashi Art Center Original: Pushkin Director: Limas Tuminas Performance Group: Russia Vakhtangov Theatre Photography: Tasu directed by Limas Tuminas’s drama version “Epgeny Onegin”, interpreted Pushkin’s work from a new perspective.Tuminas uniquely created two Onegin on the stage, one is the old Onegin who recalls the past, and the one is the young Onegin who experienced these memories personally, which complement each other and intersect each other.An interesting splicing of text and drama is completed.Complementing the poetic presentation of the text is the unique stage aesthetic established by the director-a gray cold wall instead of the huge mirror behind the entire stage, dozens of autumn and autumn swirling upwards, the snow and the snowOur golden divergence and solemn dark tones when the tragedy came down, layered on the stage to build a unique and solemn sad aesthetic.Yi Liming “Waiting for Godot” Time: May 17-19, 2019 Venue: Intermediate Theater Screenplay: Samuel Beckett Director: Yi Liming Starring: Huang Kai, Zhang Yiman, Huang Chengcheng and other Photography:Ruan Xidong Yi Liming’s “Waiting for Godot” drastically adapted the original script, reinjecting logic and conventional meaning into the dialogue.In this version of “Waiting for Godot”, broken glass mirrors are inserted horizontally and vertically on the sand piles of the hills, and the crosses stand in a forest, scattered with skulls and bones, especially the large cross with the stage sky hanging highThe relationship with “Gordo” is almost completed by the dancers on stage.In terms of language and text, this version of “Waiting for Godot” starts with the translation of the script. Based on the two original versions of the French and English versions, through a long and meticulous study of the original script, the language logic is sorted out and implemented correctly.Understanding, to achieve colloquialization of stage performances.The purpose of director Yi Liming’s creation of this work is to strive to present a version of “Waiting Godot” that can be understood by Chinese audiences.”Nine Plays” “Four Machines” Time: May 23-June 1, 2019 Venue: Beijing West District Theater Screenplay: Zhu Hongxuan, Ye Ziling Director: Zhu Hongxuan Performance Team: Drama Nine Plays Drama Nine Plays For Picture Play NineThe crew was established on the campus of Peking University. When creating “Four Zhangji”, they set their sights on the intellectuals themselves and returned the stage to Peking University a hundred years ago.In the rehearsal process of the script, the lead team deeply researched multiple historical texts, video materials, and the actor team also carefully studied the character prototype.In fact, although “Four Zhangji” is a “literati” drama, the text not only appears in the form of lines, but is also imaged as a part of the stage, even borrowing the ancients’ “poem puzzle” and “poetry eye”, Forming a visually interesting clue, through the simple and elegant stage, flexible and simplified scenery, also injects a relaxed vitality into the play.Beijing People’s Art Theater “Retro Comedy” Time: June 26th-July 15th, 2019 Performance Location: Beijing People’s Art Experimental Theater Screenplay: Albzoff Director: Banzan Starring: Li Youbin, Shi Lanya Photography: Li Chunguang “Retro”Comedy” was created in the 1970s. The author Albdov is a unique character in the history of Soviet drama. He focused on describing family life and even formed a special drama genre. “Old-style comedy” is one of his masterpieces in his later years.In this work, the actor Li Youbin, who has shaped many roles in the film and television works, returned to the stage of the drama. Together with his wife, Shi Lanya, he created the romantic comedy story of the two old men who met in the seaside sanatorium, butIt is regrettable that “Old-fashioned Comedy” eventually became the last stage work directed by Beijing Artistic Youth Director Ban Zan before his death.Swedish Royal Theatre “Swedish Summer Night” Time: June 28th, 2019 Performance Location: Capital Theatre Screenplay: Elan Josephson Director: Eric Starbo Performance Team: Swedish Royal TheatreThe picture “Swedish Summer Night”, with a gentle and humorous stroke, is called a story of a quiet summer night that took place in the Tarkovsky movie “Sacrifice”.The film “Sacrifice” is the last masterpiece directed by Tarkovsky during his lifetime. He won four awards within the 1986 Cannes Film Festival Catholic Humanitarian Award and nominated the Golden Palm Award for Best Film.The play is screened by the lead actor of “Sacrifice” Elan Josephson. The whole drama performs a dramatic interpretation of the exotic episodes in the film shooting in a way of full of consciousness.The artist’s views on games, life, language and art, in the fierce collision between different values, outline the unique charm of this work.”Midnight Drum” at the Munich Theater, Germany Time: July 13-14, 2019 Venue: Flyover Art Center Screenplay: Berto Brecht Director: Christopher Lupin Performing Group: Munich Indoor Theater Beijing Goethe InstituteFor illustration.Since the premiere of Berto Brecht’s “Drumming in the Midnight” on September 29, 1922 in the Munich Indoor Theater, this work has become a classic of German drama.As an invited repertoire of the “Berlin Theatre Festival in China” in 2019, a new version of the surreal stage effect directed by Christopher Lupin, the young director of the Munich Indoor Theater.Lu Ping added a personalized interpretation on the basis of the original work and redesigned an ending, which was alternately performed according to the performance schedule of the theater.The first two scenes of the play used the refurbished set design of the stage design when it premiered in 1922, and the innovation of lines and props created a new idea for this traditional work.”Father and Son”, Gesher Theater, Israel Time: July 18-20, 2019 Venue: Capital Theater Original: Ivan Turgenev Director: Yehezker Lazarov Performance Group:Image courtesy of Beijing Human Arts, Gesher Theater, Israel.In the fifth year of returning to the Capital Theatre, the Israeli Gesher Theater, this time brought Beijing audiences the greatest novel “Father and Son” by Ivan Turgenev.In this work, the simplicity of modernism and the strong overall color become the orientation of the stage. The use of multimedia images is also attractive to each other. The screen above the stage has multiple functions, which not only achieves a panoramic stage in different scenesThe general scale adjustment of movie frames.The second half of the character is lying on the ground and projected on the screen in real time to complete the performance. It also provides the possibility of changing the scene for the forest, farm and living room of the noble manor.Interest in watching the drama.St. Petersburg Comisal Day Model Theater “Don Juan” Time: July 19-20, 2019 Venue: National Theatre Writer: Moliere Director: Alexander Molfov Performance Team: St. Petersburg ComisarPhoto courtesy of the National Grand Theater of the Model Theater As a director of the Comisal Model Theater in Saint Petersburg, Alexander Molfov once became famous for the director’s fame and turned it into a classic text in the history of theater.In 2001, he directed “Storm” premiered in St. Petersburg, and won the “Golden Mask” award for the highest award of Russian drama. This version of “Tang Huang” also won the Russian drama “Golden Lantern Award” after its premiere in 2004.In the face of classic texts like “Tang Juan”, “Tang Huang” directed by Molfov is profound and delicate, and the serious self is lazy and tired of the world, step by step towards the final punishment.At the same time, the director also scaled the trial of Tang Huang in the last scene of the stone statue, which made the classic renewed.”The Quiet Don” at the Masterkaya Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia Time: August 23, 25, 2019 Venue: Flyover Theater Original: Mikhail Sholokhov Director: Gregory KozLov starring: The 8-hour plot of the four scenes of “The Quiet Don” by the organizer of the Masterskaya Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, mainly based on the background of war, is a bitter epic.All the actors in the play are students of director Gregory Kozlov. They were trained from the first grade and graduated to the fifth grade. Their acting skills are extremely solid.The dancing beauty of “Silent Don River” is amazing. Compared with the magnificent and luxurious setting of most domestic stage dramas, the dance beauty of this drama is extremely simple. The stage is mainly composed of wheat straw, straw and wood. The fence represents the ruralTranquility, the mullions represent the cossack’s traditional heavy, idyllic scene of smoke and smoke, vividly depicting the lifestyle of the Cossacks.”De Ling and Ci Xi” (2019 version) Time: September 11-15, 2019 Venue: Beijing Poly Theater Screenplay: He Jiping Director: Situ Huizhuo Starring: Lu Yan, Jiang Shan, Pu Cunxin, Huang Huici, ZhengYunlong Photography: As one of the masterpieces of playwright He Jiping, Wang Keda’s drama “Deling and Cixi” was premiered in Hong Kong in 1998. Cixi in the Hong Kong version of “Deling and Cixi” was played by performance artist Lu Yan, thus achievingA very high level of performance.After 21 years, Tianjin People ‘s Art Theatre and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre jointly created the “Mainland Version” “De Ling and Ci Xi” debuted in the Mainland. He Jiping also invited Hong Kong directors Situ Huizhuo to direct, actors Jiang Shan and Zheng YunlongThey played Cixi and Guangxu respectively, while De Ling’s corner was still played by Hong Kong version player Huang Huici.Although faced with different performance fragments, the classic text still has charm. Especially in special sessions, Lu Yan, who has always loved this work, and Pu Cunxin played Cixi and Guangxu, which has become an unrepeatable classic in the history of Chinese drama.moment.Lithuania AAT Theater “Under the Ice Under the Ice” Time: September 17-18, 2019 Venue: The Hive Theatre Screenplay: Fokker Licht Director: Otras Erima Performance Team: Lithuanian AATPhoto courtesy of Meng Jinghui Drama Studio “Under the Ice Under the Ice” is the masterpiece of the German dramatist Fokker Licht after reviewing 100 hours of recording materials. When the audience enters the performance site, they can notice the electronic music.The sense of tension, the clips broadcast on TV are also chaotic time, popular culture, natural science and even environmentalism.The most shocking scene I saw at the scene was the more than 1500 plastic water bottles that buried the entire stage, plus the ubiquitous noise of “Under the Ice and Under the Ice”-industrial noise in electronic music, plastic everywhereThe sharp sound of water bottle collision and squeeze, and the sudden loud shouting of the actor, the electronic music and the picture constantly switch at the same time, the audience will have a feeling of time and space disorder.”The Song of Lear” by the Polish Sheep Opera Troupe: October 19-20, 2019 Venue: Tianqiao Art Center Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Georgesh Blar Performing Group: Polish Sheep Opera TroupePhotography: Tasu’s “Song of Lear” adds inspiration to Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear”. As a musical drama, the entire performance of “Song of Lear” consists of 12 fragments, sitting between the gaps, on the side of the stageThe director, George Blar, will get up as everyone calls the theme and content of the next song.Maimei is simply black seats lined up in a row, and the lights are limited to the role of lighting.10 actors dressed in plain black clothes, on the stage of abandoning all the “interference”, using pure performance to trigger a more direct and emotional exchange of observation and performance.If the audience has a certain understanding of the story and characters of “Lear King”, they will find its mystery: every song is a refinement of the key plot in “Lear King”, combined with simple physical expression and interaction,Not telling stories but focusing on the rendering and expression of emotions is what makes Song of Lear special.Meng Jinghui Drama Studio “Tea House” Time: November 8-13, 2019 Performance Location: Beijing Poly Theater Original Screenplay: Lao She Director: Meng Jinghui Starring: Chen Minghao, Li Jianpeng, Sun Yucheng, Qi Xi, etc. Photography: Sun Jingyao This edition of “Tea House”No matter from the way of expression, to the stage style is a subversive adaptation with Meng Jinghui’s label.The main visual of the stage is overlapped by a giant wheel 19 meters long, 16 meters deep and 11 meters high. The huge metal structure accompanies the rhythm of the heavy metal band. Many audience members can see in the performance of the actors. In addition to the works of Lao She, they also include clothRein Hitt ‘s poems, fragments of Dostoevsky ‘s novels, and Heiner Mueller ‘s “Hamlet Machine” script, etc., the extension of the proposition discussed in the proposition extended to the fate of mankind, completely out of the original erabackground.The play became the first work in mainland China to be invited to the Avignon IN Theatre Festival.New Youth Theatre Theatre work “A Brief History of Mankind” Time: November 30th-December 1st, 2019 Venue: Intermediate Theatre Director: Li Jianjun Performance: “Amateur” Actors Photography: Tasu premiere at the 7th Wuzhen Theatre Festival”A Brief History of Mankind”, using the history of human technology as a clue, retrieves image materials (including still images and dynamic images) under different classification themes from the Internet, using the new “image karaoke” performance method, which consists of severalTen times amateur actors perform imitation performances against the images on the screen on the stage.New Youth Theatre’s new work “A Brief History of Mankind” in 2019 is hailed as a “human evolution theory” performed in the theater, a brief history of human beings composed of the concept of “progress”.Text, recording technology, video technology, these great inventions that confirm and promote human progress, are also performers of this performance.Fang Xu “Niu Tianci” Time: December 25-29, 2019 Performance Location: Tianqiao Art Center Screenplay: Fang Xu, Chen Qing, Cui Lei Director: Fang Xu Starring: Guo Qilin, Yan Hexiang Photography: Zhang Rui adapted from Lao SheThe drama “Niu Tianci” by Mr. Niu Tianci’s novel is the sixth Lao She’s work adapted by director Fang Xu in eight years. At the same time, it is also the first time that the novel “Niu Tianci Biography” has been adapted and moved to the stage of drama.The drama “Niu Tianci” was starred by Guo Qilin and Yan Hexiang who first appeared in the drama. He Jing, Zhao Zhen, Liu Xinran, Qin Feng and other 17 actors interpreted 68 different ages, identities and genders in the script.People, one of the actors played nine roles.With many years of experience in adapting Lao She’s works, Fang Xu has precisely refined the essence of Mr. Lao She’s original work, and also for the first time tried to integrate the “man-dual combination” performance method into the actor performance and stage vision to create an external appearance.The double performance space of image and inner feeling.Sauna, Night Net Editor Liu Zhen Xu Meilin Proofreading Liu Baoqing Li Xiangling