On November 20,2016, the Grand Artistic Show of Imagery Costumes of Traditional Chinese Operas "Da Yu Hua Shang", which is promoted by Shandong Radio and Television，performed successfully in City Hall Theater Lima, Peru.
Chinese operas, together with Greek tragedy and comedy and Indian Sanskrit drama, are reputed as one of “Three Ancient Dramas” in the world.
Chinese operas are not only the treasure of Chinese national culture, but also the intellectual treasure of the whole mankind. The profound costumes of traditional Chinese operas have the bright national characteristic and hold an important status in the clothing culture of the world. Da Yu Hua Shang centers on the fantastic performance of imagery costumes of traditional Chinese operas, which combines traditional Chinese poems, music, dances, wushu, modeling and painting and so on. The performance is divided into several chapters, which combine scenes, fragments, skills and lighting by poetic and artistic words.
Da Yu Hua Shang mixes together Kunqu opera, Peking opera, and local operas and depicts all kinds of people such as imperial aristocrats, civil and military officials, common people, gods and ghosts in Chinese ancient times in the performance of elegant and magnificent costumes. Many kinds of unique skills in operas are revealed in the performance, and audience will enjoy a wonderful performance, which has the magnificent spectacle and delicate designs.
This is a dreamlike and supernatural world. The pretty music and magnificent spectacle take the audience into the palace of costumes of traditional Chinese operas.
This scene is a miniature of an ancient Chinese battlefield. With flags fluttering and battle horses whinnying, we sense a history of blood and fire. The loyal and red-faced Guan Yu, the overlord of Western Chu, the heroine Mu Guiying and the bumptious Lu Bu are all admired heroes. There is the boundless desert, the long river and the setting sun. Though the war has ended, aspiration still burns to undertake meritorious deeds.
Moonlight shines upon flowers and gentle beauty pervades the world. In this scene, the charms, amorousness, tenderness and elegance of ladies in ancient China are palpable.
In this scene, gods, ghosts, men and beasts together form an imaginary and romantic kingdom and this mystic world reflects the experiences and dramas of human life. Amongst the gods and ghosts, some are curious, some are intuitive, some are hateful and some are charming.
With the interaction of several cultural traditions, the Qizhuang broke down the abstract quality of palace costumes and revealed the different beauties of women’s bodies.
Clowns bring happiness to people and inspire goodness through their humor. The match-maker walks through the streets everyday and helps lovers to accomplish their wishes. The dwarf Wu Dalang piggybacks baskets of cakes and walks through the streets to peddle them. The beautiful girl has her lover in her heart and is preparing for her marriage potion. The monk and the nun encounter and fall in love with each other. The bride-to-be is so hurried that she wears the wrong clothes. The band that performs for the marriage crowds against the bridegroom toward the sedan.
This scene is the climax of the whole performance.The Tang dynasty is the most prosperous period in Chinese history. The spectacle is magnificent and dazzling, while the players’ performance is gentle and elegant. Yang Gui Fei is commended by the famous Chinese poet, Bai Juyi, in his poems as the most beautiful and noble woman in Chinese history. She is so outstanding that all the other beauties in the palace become common and meretricious. The love story between her and the emperor Li Longji is unique in Chinese history.Da Yu Hua Shang trusts you have enjoyed the beautiful and enchanting stories it has taken from five thousand years of Chinese civilization.