Introduction of Guizhou Ethnic Song and Dance Theatre
Guizhou Ethnic Song and Dance Theatre is the largest performing arts troupe. It was founded in 1956, which was formerly known as the Song and Dance Ensemble of Political Department of People's Liberation Army 5th Corps. After entering into Guizhou, it was renamed as Guizhou Provincial Song and Dance Ensemble. In 1956, it was integrated with Geda Song and Dance Ensemble of Guizhou, Original National Institute Cultural Troupe and some art groups, and then it was renamed as Guizhou Provincial Song and Dance Ensemble. In 2009, with the support of Guizhou Provincial Party Committee and Guizhou Provincial Government, it integrated arts resources of Guizhou and formed the Guizhou Ethnic Song and Dance Theater, which was consists of three main business units. That was opera, dance and symphonic music. There were also166 casts, of whom there were 23 actors as the national level and 80 actors as the second state.
Guizhou Ethnic Song and Dance Theater is a set of opera, ballet, dance, music creation and performance into a professional arts group. During the 50 years, it is rooted in the warm land known as "Folk Songs and Dance Ocean". They have learned from the people, created, cultivated and trained a large number of literary and artistic talents and have accumulated a large number of literary and artistic works. Representing the country, Guizhou Provincial Party Committee, Guizhou Provincial Government, they went to Asia, Africa and Europe and the United States more than 40 countries and regions for visiting and performing. They were warmly welcomed and got highly appreciate by the national audience. After the hard working, Guizhou Ethnic Song and Dance Theater possessed joy of success. For a long time, they created literary and artistic works with Guizhou ethnic characteristics. As early as 1960, they created and played the national dance hit, "Luoman Flowers". When they were touring in the nation, it caused a tremendous sensation. They were produced for the theatrical arts, films, and won honors awards of Russian Locarno International Film Festival. In 2000, they created the national song and dance "Good Bonus". They got Wenhua Award for New Play, Wenhua Choreography Award, Wenhua Décor Design Award, Wenhua Music Award and some more awards of "The 10th Wenhua Award". They also won the Gold Medal of Creation, Gold Medal of Performance, Gold Medal of Décor Design and other awards in "The Second Theatrical Festival of National Minority". In 2003, they created and played acrobats opera, "Landscape Love" with Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe, which was named 2002-2003 National Fine Stage Arts Project "Ten fine Repertoires". In 2006, they played a large ethnic song and dance poem, the second edition of "Colorful Guizhou Wind". At the same time, they won awards in the Third National Ethnic Arts Festival and were invited for the opening ceremony activity for 2006 of "Meeting in Beijing". Then, they toured in many big cities and were well received by the audience. In 2008, the large ethnic song and dance poem "Colorful Guizhou-Mountains Days" won the first prize of the Fourth Award in Dance Classes of Guizhou Provincial Government. It was the participating operas of "Major Cultural Activities of Beijing Olympic Games" in 2008 and "Tribute Performances for Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China" in 2009, Beijing. In 2009, they created a large-scale ethnic dance drama "Cicada and Nuo" and got the "Best Costume Design Award", "Choreography Award" of Dance, "Silver Award of Dance Works" three awards in Dance Poem Competition of the 7th Chinese Dance "Lotus Award". They were invited to participate the 11th International Arts Festival Performances in Shanghai. In addition, the dance "Stepped Drum", "Weaving Ballad", "Biashabang Yo Sheng", "Rong Gu Duo Chun", “Steeped Girls”, “Fang Pai”, "Happy Miao Family", "Ringing of Golden Lusheng", "Married with Song", "Fighting", "Ancient Scoop Dance ", "Oh"; dance dramas " Shai Mother ", " Manluo Flowers ", " Mountain Flowers Bloom", songs " Good Guizhou", " The Youth Down the Ridge", " How Poor that Young Man", "Lighting A Xinchang", "Songs of Cicada and Insect ", "Ji Yo ", "Red Sun in Miao Mountain", cantata "Song of the Water River", suite of Songs " Premier Zhou Immortal ", instrumental works " Symphonic Poem in Caohai ", "the Past of Yelang" and so many works were all got awards in kinds of major competences with its unique ethnic customs and art styles.
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