Curator: Tan Zeen
Introduction to the Artwork
Title of the Artwork: Dance “Dream · Complaint for Love”
Choreographer: Li Lihong, Mao Yuexin
Costume Designer: Wei Wei
Premiere Location: The Black Box Theater of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts
Premiere Date:12 July 2021
Size: 150*160 cm
Material: Silk crepe satin, silk thread
Explanation of the Artwork:
The background of the artistic creation of the dance titled “Dream· Complaint for Love” comes from the Kunqu Opera titled “Peony Pavilion”, in which the lines read “Love once begun will never end. The lovers may die for love, and the dead in love may revive.” The love story of Liu Mengmei and Du Liniang through life and death tells the true meaning of perseverance and persistence by adopting truth, kindness and beauty and explores the expression of the aesthetic connotation of opera in the form of dance as the main body of creation. The costume design of this artwork embodies the creative principle of “creating the realm from the mind with the virtual being the real”. The style is presented in the form of a combination of drama and dance. The essence of the drama and dance costumes are integrated into the body dynamics with the color contrast sharp and integrated and the pattern drawing on the peony elements used in the traditional opera with a modern feel.
Costume Designer , graduated from Central Academy of Drama, she is now the Vice Professor of the Department of Stage Art, National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts , Master Tutor, the visiting scholar of London RADA.
Her costume design work for Kunqu Opera Lady Meng Jiang Brings Winter Clothes to Her husband was selected for WSD2022 World Stage Design Exhibition. Her design work for Kunqu Opera The Shimmering Song was selected for PQ2019 Prague International Performance Design and Space Exhibition China National Exhibition. Her costume design for drama Pythonland was selected for WSD2017 World Stage Design Exhibition. Her work Carps and Tunkou was selected for PQ2015 Prague Performance Design and Space Quadrennial Exhibition. Her works were selected into the National Art Fund project and has been awarded as Wenhua Excellent Drama, the Gold Award and excellent Drama Award of Beijing College Students Drama Festival.