"Raise your right hand again, press your waist down, and let your center of gravity rest between your legs ..." At 1 noon on January 3, in the rehearsal room of the opera class of Huaihai East Road School, the drama instructor Jiang Shuqin seriously corrected the class. Children's actions.
One fingertip, one action, one look, one sing, 26 children in costumes studied, practiced, and felt the charm of traditional opera culture. "The opera interest classes are all zero-based children. It is not easy to stick to them." Li Bingge, the principal, sighed, looking out at the children who were seriously rehearsing.
Xiqu is the embodiment of the Chinese national spirit. It has high artistic and educational value, and is a treasure of humanistic spirit and traditional culture. Students' contact with opera at an early age not only can improve their personal artistic aesthetic literacy, stimulate their artistic imagination, enhance their literary cultivation, cultivate their sentiments, but also represent the cultural heritage of traditional art. In the spring of 2016, Huaihai East Road School launched the "Traditional Opera in the Campus and Passed Around" activity, and organized an opera interest class on campus. The first group attracted 16 young students, and has now brought out 107 young students.
"It's too difficult. Because children usually have too little contact with opera, it is difficult for students to get into the students' minds at once. What they have learned in the past is quickly forgotten later, and they ca n’t keep their voices and physical exercises every day. It's as if I can't always teach. "The scene when the opera class just started, made Jiang Shuqin so vivid. In recent years, in order to stimulate children ’s strong interest in opera, to experience and learn the professional skills of opera, opera instructors have changed from standing posture to sitting posture to vocalization methods, from the pinch of fingers, facial expressions, to the cultural heritage of opera. , All explained in detail and vivid. As the students became more and more familiar with the opera, the development of the opera class gradually got better, and at the same time, teacher Jiang also felt the strength of the children's persistence.
The school opera class starts at the children's lunch break two days a week. The eldest child in the class was 11 years old, and the youngest was only 6 years old. "It's hard to learn opera, but I like it." 10-year-old Ma Yuanyuan has been in opera classes for 3 years, and she is considered the "old opera bone" in the class. The fifth-year girl Niu Xinyao is now the "Taiwan Pillar" in the opera class. Her Mei Pai's "Drunk Concubine" excerpt is the finale of many large-scale performances. "Every morning I need to open my voice, hang my throat, more than 40 minutes at a time." Niu Xinyao with a beautiful face, dressed in a gorgeous lady's costume, has a charm in every way. "This child is particularly aura, can speak and sing, and has a very strong ability to control the field on the stage." At the scene, instructor Wu Chunfang praised, "In the performance in September of this year, Xinyao's lady wearing a headdress was heavy Eight pounds. At the end of the show, her hair was all wet and sweat dripped down. When the parents asked her if she wanted to go to school, the little girl said 'I want', and it really touched me at this moment. " At the end of the performance, the thunderous applause on the scene, including the accompanying expression on the faces of all the audience, accompanied Wu Chunfang to determine that there was another force from the parents and the audience.
"I love you motherland", "Goddess scattered flowers", "Women's horse" and "Sister Lin fell from the sky" ... Recently, in the Huaibei Citizen Culture and Art Festival 2019 series of activities, "Green Golden Huaibei · Culture Huimin" special performance for children The opera ensemble performed by the Huaihai East Road School's opera class surprised the audience and won applause. For 4 years, the children of the opera class have stepped on the big stage such as the New Year's Day and the Spring Festival Gala of the provincial and municipal radio and television stations to show the charm of traditional opera. Huaihai East Road School has also formed a new situation in the development of traditional opera, combining classroom teaching and extra-curricular activities, promoting universal education and professional counselling, linking inheritance and learning with social influence.
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