Conference Room, Macao Cultural Centre
Target Participants: Aged 13 or above
The Peking opera version of New Dragon Inn debuted at Shanghai Grand Theatre after over three years of production. Since then, this opera has been well-received by both artistic circles and audiences alike and has become a masterpiece of the new Shanghai School of Peking opera. The integration of New Dragon Inn with Peking opera not only represents a bold innovation, but also renders a wonderful experience of the convergence and fusion of different forms of art. How did the production team seek innovation while embracing and promoting traditional opera? How did they manage to overcome difficulties during the process? Get ready to be inspired by Ms Shi Yihong, the producer and lead of New Dragon Inn.
Shi is a Qingyi actress of the Mei school from the Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company and a National First Class Actress and was elected as the vice-chairperson of Shanghai Dramatists Association in 2015. She graduated from the first Advanced Course for Outstanding Young Performers in Peking Opera in China, and has garnered the China Theatre Plum Blossom Award, Outstanding Performance Award at the All China Television Grand Prix for Young to Middle-aged Peking Opera Performers, and Best Leading Actress in the Shanghai Magnolia Stage Performance Award, as well as several other accolades including the National March 8th Red Banner Pacesetter, Leading Talent of Shanghai, March 8th Red Banner Pacesetter of Shanghai and Advanced Worker of Shanghai. In 2021, she participated in the art performance The Great Journey in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China.