Local Subject Matter,Modern Consciousness,Contemporary Transformation:The Contemporary Meaning of the Dance Drama Jade Green
YE Zhiliang;Zhejiang Academy of Culture & Tourism Development;College of Art, Tourism College of Zhejiang;
Inspired by Wang Ximeng's A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains painted in the Song dynasty, the dance drama Jade Green became phenomenal on stage and at the 2022 Spring Festival Gala. Adapted from a painting, the dance drama is a reconstruction of the text, a wise choice of the local subject matter by the contemporary narrative. It explores the potential of classic paintings, makes conversations with history, and awakens the contemporary spirit that lies in the classics. It activates the historical-cultural resources with its modern consciousnessbased on philosophical, historical, and cultural views. It explores the stories behind historical and cultural resources and carries out creative transformation and innovative development.