The New Butterfly Lovers

新 梁祝

The New Butterfly Lovers

What happens when you take one of China’s most famous folk tales, pair it with the equally renowned, Asian-inflected concerto it inspired, and then give it to a western ballet company, a Japanese Canadian ballerina, and a Vancouver choreographer to interpret?  – Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight, 2018.

Imagine Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the main characters from the eastern classic romance, Butterfly Lovers, showing their affection for each other using ballet dancing. Imagine Yingtai expressing her deepest sorrow for Shanbo’s death while the symphony of a western orchestra plays in the background.

This brand new production is accompanied by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Taiwanese-Canadian Conductor Ken Hsieh with a new arrangement of the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto by Canadian composer Dan Jeremy Reyes.

Hailed as the Eastern “Romeo and Juliet” this tale transcends time as it gets envisioned in a new medium, using body language and music to express emotion. Going beyond gender and cultural traditions, east meets west in a captivating new experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting event this Lunar New Year!

Date:     Feb 3rd 7:30pm
Venue:  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

What happens when you take one of China’s most famous folk tales, pair it with the equally renowned, Asian-inflected concerto it inspired, and then give it to a western ballet company, a Japanese Canadian ballerina, and a Vancouver choreographer to interpret?  – Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight, 2018.

Imagine Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the main characters from the eastern classic romance, Butterfly Lovers, showing their affection for each other using ballet dancing. Imagine Yingtai expressing her deepest sorrow for Shanbo’s death while the symphony of a western orchestra plays in the background.

This brand new production is accompanied by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Taiwanese-Canadian Conductor Ken Hsieh with a new arrangement of the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto by Canadian composer Dan Jeremy Reyes.

Hailed as the Eastern “Romeo and Juliet” this tale transcends time as it gets envisioned in a new medium, using body language and music to express emotion. Going beyond gender and cultural traditions, east meets west in a captivating new experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting event this Lunar New Year!

Date:     Feb 3rd 7:30pm
Venue:  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

The New Butterfly Lovers

芭蕾舞鞋下的東方經典 – 新梁祝走天鵝湖的路,演譯現代蝴蝶夢

當東方愛情經典主角梁山伯與祝英台,用芭蕾纏綿,舞出曖昧難捨的十八相送;想像西洋古典交響磅礡演奏,襯托英台哭墳的感天動地。

由台裔指揮家謝建得領銜指揮,溫哥華大都會交響樂團現場演奏,加拿大編曲家 Dan Reyes 重新譜寫,以芭蕾舞鞋顛覆傳統,共同演譯現代蝴蝶夢。

這是一場跨越時空的想像,宛如東方的羅密歐與茱麗葉,從遠古奔向現代,百年後用全新的肢體語言再次相遇;一起投入這場超越文化、跳脫性別的深度交會,感受東西方揉合碰撞的奔放共舞,度過截然不同的西洋情人節與農曆新春!

演出時間:2019 2 3 晚上 7:30
演出地點:溫哥華女皇劇院

當東方愛情經典主角梁山伯與祝英台,用芭蕾纏綿,舞出曖昧難捨的十八相送;想像西洋古典交響磅礡演奏,襯托英台哭墳的感天動地。

由台裔指揮家謝建得領銜指揮,溫哥華大都會交響樂團現場演奏,加拿大編曲家 Dan Reyes 重新譜寫,以芭蕾舞鞋顛覆傳統,共同演譯現代蝴蝶夢。

這是一場跨越時空的想像,宛如東方的羅密歐與茱麗葉,從遠古奔向現代,百年後用全新的肢體語言再次相遇;一起投入這場超越文化、跳脫性別的深度交會,感受東西方揉合碰撞的奔放共舞,度過截然不同的西洋情人節與農曆新春!

演出時間:2019 2 3 晚上 7:30
演出地點:溫哥華女皇劇院

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