September 27, 2017 at 3:00:00 AM
2017年9月26日晚上8:00～9:30, 在Sunnyvale 河洛醫科大學一樓大禮堂，青島市著名民間藝術家魯漢、青島市皮影製作與表演藝術家崔鵬將來到舊金山，為灣區熱愛中國傳統文化的孩子們奉上一場生動的皮影戲與木版年畫製作表演。
Shadow Play and Woodblock New Year Painting
Sep 27, 2017
Cui Pong, Lu Hang
J&H Foundation invited Qingdao artists Lu Han and Cui Peng to visit the Bay Area and held a production performance in the auditorium of Heluo Medical University in Sunnyvale on September 26, 2017. Many parents and children participated. Children are also playing with shadow puppets, making woodblock New Year pictures, and experiencing Chinese traditional culture firsthand.
Cui Peng and his mother started a Big-Mouth shadow puppet class in Qingdao and also held shadow puppet classes in many local primary schools. She pointed out that shadow play has a history of more than one thousand years in Chinese literature and history. Shadow play is the most unrestricted performance mode. Shadow puppets can kill characters in the play, turn people into animals, and easily switch between water and land and other scenes.
Lu Han, president of the Qingdao Handicraft Association, said that woodblock New Year pictures are ancient Chinese printing methods. Engrave the icons of the God of Fortune, God of Wealth, and Kitchen God on wooden boards and transfer them to paper. In the traditional era, every household will post woodblock New Year pictures at the door for safe wealth and success. He demonstrated how to make a woodcut New Year picture of the God of Wealth. The two artists have visited schools and museums in many cities in the United States, hoping to share these two Chinese classical arts throughout the United States.
Shadow puppet play, also known as "shadow play" or "light shadow play", is a kind of folk play in which silhouettes of figures made of animal skins or cardboard are used to perform stories. During the performance, the artists are behind the white curtain, while manipulating the movie man, while telling the story with popular local tunes, at the same time, it is accompanied by percussion instruments and string music, which has a strong local flavor. Its popularity is extremely wide, and various shadow puppets are formed due to the different voices performed in various places.
Shadow puppetry is an ancient traditional Chinese folk art. Old Beijingers call it "donkey shadow puppet". According to historical records, shadow play began in the Western Han Dynasty, flourished in the Tang Dynasty, flourished in the Qing Dynasty, and spread to West Asia and Europe during the Yuan Dynasty. It can be said to have a long history and a long history.
Woodblock New Year Pictures
Woodblock New Year pictures are a traditional folk art form with a long history in China, with a history of more than a thousand years. In the middle and late Qing Dynasty, folk New Year pictures reached their peak. In the Chinese folks, New Year pictures are a symbol of the New Year, and it is not considered a New Year if you don’t paste the New Year pictures. New Year pictures are not only festive decorations, but their cultural and artistic values make them an encyclopedia reflecting the life of Chinese civil society. On June 7, 2008, the woodblock New Year pictures were included in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage lists with the approval of the State Council.
From 8:00 to 9:30 pm on September 26, 2017, in the auditorium on the first floor of Sunnyvale Heluo Medical University, Qingdao’s famous folk artist Lu Han and Qingdao’s shadow puppet production and performance artist Cui Peng will come to San Francisco and love the Bay Area. Children of traditional Chinese culture presented a vivid shadow play and woodblock New Year painting production performance.
The two artists' trip is to participate in the "Cultural Power" Sino-US folk cultural exchange activities organized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. The two artists have shown woodblock New Year pictures, shadow puppets and other folk arts to nearly 10,000 young people in 7 cities, 8 schools, and 3 museums in the eastern United States. They are deeply loved by children and through this cultural exchange , So that the United States far away from the ocean can feel the charm of Chinese traditional culture blooming up close.
Lu Han, member of Chinese Folklore Society, executive director of Shandong Folklore Society, chairman of Qingdao Handicraft Association, vice chairman of Qingdao Civil Artists Association, Shandong Province’s first batch of "Qilu Culture Stars".
Cui Peng is a shadow puppet production and performance artist in Qingdao. The big mouth shadow puppet class set up with his mother is very popular in Qingdao. Shadow puppet classes have been opened in many elementary schools. They have participated in the national children's shadow puppet show and won the Innovation Award. She is committed to the innovation and change of shadow puppets. She speaks fluent English and introduces Chinese shadow puppets to American students vividly and interestingly.