Opera is the treasure of Chinese culture, and the key to the prosperity and development of opera lies in people. The year 2016 is a turning point for the development of opera in Hubei Province. How to revive the "drama dock", how to save the talent team? The Publicity Department of Hubei Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Department of Education and the Provincial Department of Culture jointly issued a document, deciding to recruit a group of Chu opera, Han opera and Huangmei Opera students from primary school graduates in the province for the provincial Opera art theater, and enrolling Hubei Vocational College of Art in accordance with the "5+2" (the first 5 years of secondary school and the second 2 years of higher vocational education) model.
A national attention to the opera small actors "audition" immediately began. In September of that year, three free orientation classes were opened, and 158 "play Miao children" selected from 200,000 children in the province came to the provincial capital and embarked on the seven-year professional learning road.
Plum blossom fragrance comes from bitter cold. Yang Jun, the president of Hubei Provincial Opera Art Theater at that time, was affectionately called "the mother of the dean" by the children. She said that the training of opera talents is a long-term systematic project, and the training of children is very important and extremely difficult. At the beginning of the training, the children were bruised and their legs were swollen, and they felt overwhelmed. For this reason, the theater selected 3 young and vigorous backbone experts to serve as the head teacher of 3 classes, and took care of their growth in "strict management" and "great love".
"Human, material, financial and mental energy are all poured into opera training." Qin Hui said that Hubei has introduced a number of policies to promote the revitalization of the opera "Grand Pier", a total investment of more than 30 million yuan to support the seven-year system training, equipped with more than 30 full-time teachers, and hired famous masters to enter the classroom, which is rare in the country. The establishment of colleges, the establishment of specialties, the training of talents, and specific measures for the inheritance and development of traditional opera "escort".
Follow Qin Hui came to Hubei Vocational College of Art, the reporter saw that another batch of new small pear flowers are learning Chu opera opera "cart will", the teaching teachers are Chu opera famous Peng Qinglian, Chen Changxi, the two teachers group teaching, the students' body, singing, eyes, every detail one by one. "Four times a week, I travel half of Wuhan City to Jiangxia by bus and subway and give 16 lessons to the children." Peng Qinglian said that taking repertoire teaching as the center, taking drama with merit and promoting drama with merit, these targeted skills training will lay a solid foundation for them and accompany them for life.
Chen Kun, 19, who plays Yu Lao Fourth in Push the Cart, comes from the Hong 'an Chu Theatre Company and has been trained in the school for four years. "From the beginning of ignorance, to practice basic skills, to learn repertoire, stage performances, step by step into the world of opera art." In the future, I hope to continue to hone my skills and take on a bigger stage." Chen Kun said.
When the actors rehearse, the band composed of drum, Yueqin and Jinghu also cooperate. Drummer Huang Siyuan told reporters that they this group of students a total of 29 people, everyone perform their duties, run-in progress, back to the Red an Chu troupe, is a set of can directly perform on stage.
For a long time, Hubei has implemented the plan of "Passing on the Torch · Master Art", established the "Opera Master Studio", paid attention to the training of young and middle-aged opera backbone, and organized professional training courses and repertoire inheritance and improvement classes in different categories. And jointly with the National Academy of Chinese Opera, Shanghai Theatre Academy to hold opera director, choreography design training classes, jointly with the China Federation of Literature and Art Research Institute to hold screenwriter training classes, through years of hard work, Hubei opera talent team presented a "orderly inheritance, new people come out in large numbers" happy situation.
Colleges and universities are also important positions for the inheritance of local operas. Every Friday night, in the Art School building of Hubei University, there are always bursts of babbling opera, young and young, happy in it. This is the opera corner activity of Liyuan Opera Ancient Style Society of Hubei University.
Students of different majors and different ages are sitting around, led by several senior brothers and sisters with good singing skills, learning to sing a "Wujiapo" sentence by sentence. "Nasulong Wei Hu is the media certificate, and Prime Minister Wang is my officiator." Mention others I do not know, that Sulong Wei Hu is a relative…" Whether it is an old opera fan who has been immersed in the pear Garden for a long time, or a small opera white who has just started, they can simply sing along with the melody and gradually become better.
"I joined the opera club in my sophomore year, and I really like this simple and strong artistic atmosphere. I listened to and learned more operas, gained a lot of knowledge, and had many opportunities to perform on stage." Hubei University College of literature, a student Zhang Junyan said.
Zhou Liling, the instructor of the association and the person in charge of the Communication Center of Hubei Local Opera Colleges and Universities, introduced that since the establishment of the center in 2008, the association has planned and organized a number of college communication activities such as Hubei local opera Forum, a series of opera lectures and "520 I Love Opera Makeup", "Opera Creative Workshop" and "College Opera Alliance". It has achieved a win-win situation between local opera and quality education in colleges and universities.
"The New generation of opera is a new generation that spans the opera industry, universities and new media, and their creativity and vitality can make traditional opera develop vividly in the new situation." If we can establish a mechanism to cultivate young talents in the three fields, it will be of great significance to the communication of college opera in the new era." Zhou Liling said.
Now in Hubei, Huimin performances emerge in an endless stream, and opera culture has become a common trend. In recent years, Hubei has compiled the "Revitalization of Wuhan Opera" Grand Pier venue Construction Plan ", invested 500 million yuan in the construction of Tan Xinpei Grand Theater, invested 600 million yuan in the construction of Wuhan Opera Art Center, and created a new landmark of "Opera pier". Hongshan Auditorium, Hubei Theater and Wuhan Theater have been upgraded successively, and Hubei opera performance facilities have ranked among the top in the country. In accordance with the requirements of convenience and convenience for the masses, small opera venues such as Jingyun Grand Stage and Luojiashan Theater were repaired and renovated, and a number of opera "pocket parks" were built.