Torchbearer Chi Xiaoqiu: Tell Chinese stories through Peking Opera

2022-04-29 0 By

On February 4, the Olympic torch relay arrived at the Summer Palace.Chi Xiaoqiu, a national first-class actor and famous Peking Opera artist, is the third torchbearer at the Summer Palace. The Peking Opera master, who has won the Plum Blossom Prize for Chinese opera since the age of 19, is running forward holding the torch.”We want to use the art of Peking Opera to tell Chinese stories,” she said.The Summer Palace, a royal garden in the Qing Dynasty, has a profound historical and cultural heritage.”The torch relay in the Summer Palace is of special significance,” chi said. “We also performed in the Ancient Opera House here. I think the torch relay here is not only to pass on the Olympic spirit, but also to pass on the cultural heritage.””One minute on stage, ten years of work off stage.”Chi xiaoqiu knows that there are no shortcuts in art, nor in sports.From Peking Opera artists to torchbearers, Chi Xiaoqiu said, “The Olympic spirit is a special need for cultural and artistic workers to learn, because culture and art need real kung fu, and sports athletes need real kung fu. It is great, and all undertakings should learn athletes’ spirit of daring to struggle.”Chi Xiaoqiu also expressed her blessing to the Winter Olympics at the torch relay site: “The holding of the Winter Olympics is a great event for the Chinese nation, I wish the world’s athletes compete at a high level, I wish our Chinese Olympic athletes win more gold MEDALS!”It is reported that Chi Xiaoqiu is a leading figure in the cheng School of contemporary Peking Opera. As the secretary and head of the Youth League of Beijing Peking Opera, she is the leading actor. She enjoys the special allowance of The State Council and won the second Plum Blossom Award of Chinese Drama and the first Nomination award of mei Lanfang Gold Medal Competition.Chi xiaoqiu, whose Peking Opera troupe has also produced the Winter Olympics jingge “Together for the Future,” said: “Combining traditional Peking Opera culture, quintessence of Chinese culture and Olympic culture can show the charm of our traditional culture and art.”Source: Beijing daily client | journalists LuYang process editor: TF021 copyright statement: text copyright owned by Beijing news group, without permission, shall not be reproduced or adapted.