The Ancient Desert Borderland

Featuring: female lead role Niluper

  Adapted from the award-winning Chinese fiction The Borderland by Shen Congwen, The Ancient Desert Borderland is a co-production of Beijing Dance Academy and the Central Conservatory of Music of China. The unique musical and dance elements come from Northwestern China, home of diverse ethnic groups such as the Uyghur and the Kazak. The Ancient Desert Borderland brings the audience on a magical journey through time and space, towards the mysterious land whereupon lies the Silk Road.

Synopsis:

  A young girl, Niluper, (English meaning: Lotus) from the ancient Loulan Kingdom, is to marry a craftsman named Robzir under her grandfather’s order. However, Niluper is secretly in love with Robzir’s younger brother, Kazzel, who is a romantic folk artist.  Discovering the love affair between Niluper and Kazzel, the elder brother leaves the Kingdom as the headman of a caravan and dies in a faraway land. Upon learning the death of Kazzel, Niluper’s grandfather also passes away in disappointment. The death of family and loved ones daunts over the innocent couple until Kazzel, too, decides to leave the country. Niluper is the only one left behind, looking across the ancient desert land, in search for her long lost love.

  The story is set in the Loulan Kingdom, a civilization that vanished in 77 BCE. The stage design was completely based on the arts and culture of Northwestern China. The tragedy of cursed love and the myths of the Loulan Kingdom inspired this sorrowful story that whispers in the wind after thousands of years.

  Premier:

June 2013 at Beijing Dance Academy

 

舞剧《古漠边城》   饰演女一号尼露拜尔

  根据沈从文小说《边城》改编创作的舞剧《古漠边城》,是由中央音乐学院和北京舞蹈学院合作。作品中独具特色的西域舞蹈元素和音乐元素,使观众仿佛置身于神秘的西域。

故事梗概   

  讲述楼兰女孩尼露拜尔与一对兄弟之间凄美的爱情悲剧。舞剧选用沈从文小说《边城》的人物构架,将故事放置西域楼兰罗布泊消失的王国中。用西域风物理地貌和历史背景,西域舞蹈元素,音乐元素与文学精髓一道建构一个“淳朴的人文环境和人性美的胜地,瀚海古漠稀薄的凄美爱情和这个凄美的消失”幻化成为一个如梦的神话随楼兰美女的神秘倩影传了下来,海市蜃楼和西域古漠给人以猜测和遐想。

首演:
2013年6月 北京舞蹈学院剧场