On the afternoon of March 25, an academic lecture on “Qin Fang Mei Lan-From Mei Art School to Cross Over Art” jointly hosted by Chinese Culture Research Institute, Capital International Cultural Research Base and Beijing Language and Culture University Art School was held in Beijing Language and Culture University. Some of the main composers of the Beijing Art Fund Support Project “Qin Fang Mei Lan” including Liu Zhen, curator of Memorial Museum of Mei Lanfang, Yang Qing, a famous Guqin artist, Hu Wenge, a famous descendant of Mei Art School from Jingju Theatre, and Wu Xuemeng, a young Guqin artist, visited BLCU, presenting BLCU teachers and students once again appreciate the charm of excellent traditional culture.
This is a vivid theory course of Mei Art School and a model combining art practice and theory. The main purpose of the lecture is seeking to make contribution to the inheritance and promotion of Mei Art School and traditional culture.
“Qin Fang Mei Lan” is based on Mei Lan Fang's classical Peking Opera selections. It selects the five classical selections and Qu Pai of the three plays including “The Imperial Concubine is Drunk”, “Farewell My Concubine” and “The Anecdotes of Taizhen”. After re-composing, it is presented in the form of performance, singing and cultural narration, so as to bring more rich artistic experience to the audience in the limited work capacity. The long-lasting performance of the guqin, combined with the original melody of the Mei Art School, complemented by elegant music such as flute and Xiao (Xiao, a vertical bamboo flute), realized the dialogue between the Mei Art School of Peking Opera and the guqin through the combination of piano and songs.