Curator: Tan Zeen
Exhibited work: The adventure of firefly siblings
Introduction of the Exhibition work:
The play chooses the perspective from which children observe the world through a magnifying glass, focusing on the microscopic perspective of fireflies. Through the adventure experience of firefly siblings in a dangerous city and the environment destroyed by human beings, it tells the powerless struggle of a species on the edge of extinction, the tenacity and beauty of life. Make the audience think about the selfishness and greed of “people”, human society’s ruthless demand for nature and disregard for other lives. This is a story with a happy ending, but it is also a pessimistic parable about the uncertainties of human development —— disease, war, hunger, pollution, discrimination, deception, killing, death. We are the ones who have made all this happen. What should we do in the future? As the line in Shakespeare’s immortal Hamlet: To be, or not to be, that is a question!
Stage designer: Shen Ao
(Written by Feng Li and directed by Mao Ernan)
Venue: China National Theatre for Children, 64 Donganmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
First performance: December 19, 2020
Running time: 130 minutes
He graduated from the Stage Art Department of the Central Academy of Drama, majoring in stage design. He is a national first-class stage art designer in China National Theatre for Children, an excellent expert of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a member of the Chinese Stage Art Society, a member of the Chinese Dramatists Association, and the vice chairman of the Beijing Dongcheng District Dramatists Association. Over the past ten years, he has participated in the creation of many stage plays, including drama, theatre for children, opera, musical, acrobatic drama, Peking Opera, Sichuan Opera, Qinqiang opera, Yue Tone opera and so on. Besides, his designed works are widely concerned and praised, and many of them have won awards such as China’s ministry of culture outstanding drama performance best stage design, China’s national minority festival best stage design, Chinese drama golden lion award for best stage design, stage art society of China society, Beijing people’s art theater best external design, etc.
Drama: The Gin Game, Six characters in search of a playwright, our jing ke, lotus, I love the peach blossom, desire under the elms, sino-japanese offering, Lin Jilu, golden Euphrates poplar, yan fu, somebody in Beiliang, Bajiaolongbu, The meeting in Gutian and the implementation. Theatre for Children: The adventure of firefly siblings, the legend of the Great Wall, The see-saw tree, The red tassel, Peter pan, special homework, the rabbit rush, the giant’s castle, the radish head, the big bolt and his little tail, the rubber band and the blowhard, Avanti and little donkey. Opera: The bridge of Luanfeng, The magic horse with two wings. Musical: My twenty thousand Brothers, Falling in Love with Teresa Teng, Game of Aces, Sun Simiao. Acrobatic drama: Hello Avanti and so on.