|Yunnan Performing Arts Group consists of singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, acrobats from Wenshan Prefecture Traditional Song and Dance Troupe of Yunnan, Yunnan Huadeng Opera Theatre, Diqing Prefecture Traditional Song and Dance Troupe of Yunnan, Yunnan Acrobatic Troupe, China Opera and Dance-Drama Company and China National Song and Dance Ensemble. |
Wenshan Prefecture Traditional Song and Dance Troupe is renowned for its diversified songs and dances of Zhuang, Miao(Hmong), Yi, Yao, Dai, Bai, Naxi and other Chinese ethnic peoples. Since its establishment in 1959, the Troupe has performed in Japan, Russia and South Asian countries. Its performance vividly reflects the community life of 26 ethnic groups in Yunnan Province.
Yunnan Huadeng Opera Theatre was established in 1954. Huandeng Opera is a traditional folk art characterized by the combination of drama, singing and dancing, which traces back to She Huo(entertaining shows dedicated to the Gods of Earth and Fire) in Ming Dynasty(15th-17th century).
Yunnan Acrobatic Troupe is unique for its folk art style. Since its establishment in 1956, the Troupe has won many proclamations and awards in national competitions. The Troupe has performed in Canada, Japan, Australia, European countries, Mexico, etc.
China Opera and Dance Drama Company is a national arts troupe affiliated with Ministry of Culture of China. In the past half a century, the Company has presented about 100 operas, dance dramas and musical dramas, such as The White Haired Girl, The Savage Land.
China National Song and Dance Ensemble is the combination of The China Song and Dance Ensemble and The Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble. The Ensemble is famed for its skillful artists, exotic songs and dances. The Ensemble has left its footprints across China and visited more than 70 countries in the five continents.
Born in Heilongjiang Province, she started vocal training at an early age under the guidance of her mother. She became a solo singer at China Opera and Dance Drama Company in 1978 and has since then played leading roles in many Chinese operas. She was the winner of 1988 The Plum Blossom Award, the top theatrical award in China. She performed in the Unites States, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Korea and Malaysia，and had a symphonic concert Four Chinese Classical Novels （Theme songs of TV series of Romance of Three Kingdoms，Outlaws of the Marsh, Journey to the West and A Dream of the Red Mansions）at Sydney Opera House in July，2010.
Born in Liaoning Province, baritone of China National Song and Dance Ensemble. He won 2004 The Plum Blossom Award for his excellent performance at Chinese Opera The Savage Land.
Born in Kunming, Yunnan Province, Yi ethnic group, musician of Yunnan Huadeng Opera Theatre. He is skilled at ethnic musical instruments such as Gourd-Flute (Hulusi) of the Dai ethnic group, Bawu-Flute of the Hani ethnic group, and playing with leaf. He has performed in Japan, Korea, India, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Unites States.
Gourd-Flute (Hulusi) Bawu-Flute
Born in Yunnan Province,director of Wenshan Prefecture Traditional Song and Dance Troupe. Since starting his career as ethnic performing artist in 1978, he has performed across China and visited Russia and Southeast Asian countries.
Born in a magician family, he started magic training at an early age under the guidance of his grandfather and father. Having won bronze and silver medals of The Gold Chrysanthemum Cup at China National Magic Competition in 2004 and 2007, he is hailed as one of the youngest Chinese magicians. He has performed in Japan, India and Myanmar.
Ling Tong Wang Rui
Bronze medalists at China National Acrobatic Competition in 2008 for the performance hand to hand balance: Walk in Countryside. Since joined in Yunnan Acrobatics Troupe in 1999, they have performed in Japan, Korea, Romania, Thailand, France, Switzerland, Belgium and etc.
Wu Yuanyuan Yan Xuechang Li Lisha Chen Yi Qi Ling
Tang Qianqian Wang Qiuyue Tang Ningdan Li Xuedan Wang Wei
Dancers of Wenshan Prefecture Traditional Song and Dance Troupe. They have received awards of China Ministry of Culture and Yunnan Province. They performed in Russia and Vietnam and impressed the audience with their flowery dances.
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