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Splendid shows sparkle in the GBA

2022-Sep-2       Source: newsgd.com

The Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture and Art Festival is in full swing, offering a cultural feast to the public. Here are some of the best stage performances recommended for you, don't miss out!

The Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture and Art Festival is in full swing, offering a cultural feast to the public. Here are some of the best stage performances recommended for you, don't miss out!


Modern drama

Stage photo of Deep Ocean (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Based on the story of Huang Xuhua, who was awarded the "Medal of the Republic" and hailed as "the father of China's nuclear submarines", the drama "Deep Ocean" depicts the legendary story of Huang Xuhua's 30 years of anonymity, dedicating himself to the research and development of China's nuclear submarines.

Meanwhile, as Huang Xuhua is a native of Guangdong's Chaoshan region, which comprises the cities of Chaozhou, Shantou and Jieyang, the play incorporates local elements such as Yingge Dance, a traditional folk dance popular in Chaoshan as well to better show the unique Lingnan culture.

Time: September 13-14, 2022 (two shows in total)

Venue: Guangdong Art Theatre (广东艺术剧院)

Add.: No. 1229, Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区广州大道中1229号)

Stage photo of To the World (Photo: Guangzhou Opera House)

The play "To the World" is inspired by a group of large Guangdong telecommunication companies that were founded and developed under the influence of Lingnan culture and the unique business environment in Guangdong. It tells the story of the protagonist You Daosheng and his company Guoxun, which stands out in the rapid development of China's telecommunication technology over the past 30 years.

Time: September 23-24, 2022 (two shows in total)

Venue: No. 13 Theatre of the Guangzhou Drama Art Center (广州话剧艺术中心13号剧院)

Add.: No.13 Xiner Street, Shaheding, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州天河区沙河顶新二街13号)


Musical drama

Stage photo of Mission Must Be Reached (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Integrating boxing with dance, the musical drama "Mission Must Be Reached" mixes Lingnan-style music with rock & roll, pop music and rap, allowing audiences to enjoy the classic pieces made in Guangdong.

The original musical drama tells the story of a deliveryman's endeavors to find out his long-lost sister, only to become a trainee in a boxing center by accident, and he finally wins the championship in a boxing competition.

Time: October 15-16, 2022 (two shows in total)

Venue: Guangdong Art Theatre (广东艺术剧院)

Stage photo of Awakening (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The dance drama "Awakening" premiered in the Macedonian National Theatre in February 2019 and then started a tour in four European countries. It reflects the characters' thinking about the inner spiritual world. It is favored by audiences due to its dynamic and static combination, bringing you both aesthetic pleasure and inspiration.

Time: October 22, 2022

Venue: Shunde Performing Arts Center (顺德演艺中心)

Add.: No. 6 Bishui Road, Shunde District, Foshan (佛山市顺德区碧水路6号)


Chinese traditional orchestra

(Photo: Xinghai Concert Hall )

Six new original works by three generations of composers will be staged at the concert titled "Zhu Lang". Inspired by folk music in Guangdong, composers blend the musical styles and perspectives of three different generations to create a unique modern expression of traditional music, showcasing the centuries-old struggles of the Lingnan people.

Time: 20:00, September 16, 2022

Venue: Xinghai Concert Hall (星海音乐厅)

Add.: No.33, Qingbo Road, Ersha Island, Guangzhou (广州市二沙岛晴波路33号)


Traditional Chinese opera

Stage photo of Shu Fang Pavilion (Photo: Guangdong Chao Opera Institute)

At the end of the Qing Dynasty, many people in Chaoshan left for Southeast Asia to make a living, and were called "fanke". Chaozhou opera "Shu Fang Pavilion" tells the story of the life and emotional experiences of a "fanke" Lin Jizhong, his wife Li Shufang, and fisherman Xu Ayi, showing the culture and people's traditional virtues of that period.

Time: September 5-6, 2022 (two shows in total)

Venue: Guangdong Cantonese Opera Art Center (广东粤剧艺术中心)

Add.: No. 703, Dongfeng East Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区东风东路703号)

Stage photo of Red Scarf (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The Cantonese opera "Red Scarf" tells the story of a group of Sanshui women, Lu Di Hao, Ah Yue and Ah Li, who went to Singapore to earn a living in the early 1930s. The opera combines the traditional singing and staging of Cantonese opera with modern dance, rock rap and other artistic elements, giving the audience a more diverse audio-visual enjoyment.

Time: September 25, 2022

Venue: Shenzhen Pingshan Opera House (深圳坪山大剧院)

Add.: Hekang Road, Pingshan District, Shenzhen (深圳市坪山区荷康路)

Stage photo of Wang Zhaojun (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The Han opera "Wang Zhaojun" takes a Chinese heroine as the prototype. Wang Zhaojun's political marriage with the leader of Xiongnu, a powerful tribal nomadic group on an earlier border of China, brought long-lasting peace to the Han Dynasty. From war to prosperity, legends about her bravery and perseverance have been passed down for thousands of years.

Time: September 27, 2022

Venue: Guangdong Cantonese Opera Art Center (广东粤剧艺术中心)

Author | Holly, Kate (intern)

Poster | Mia

Editor | Wing, Steven, Monica, Jerry

Editor: Holly

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