群星齐聚2017纽约APAP交流展会,照亮行业明天!

 

经过为期6天的展示、研讨、演出活动, 美国表演艺术家协会(APAP-Association ofPerforming Arts Presenter) 在纽约举办的年度表演艺术家展示交流会于1月10日圆满落下帷幕。除了来自美国本土和其他各国的年轻参展者们,主办方同时也邀请了诸多业内早已享誉盛名的艺术家前来参与活动,为新一代的表演制作团体传授经验。本届展会可谓是群星闪耀,但无论是早已功成名就的前辈还是冉冉升起的新星,这次大家齐聚一堂,分享心得,对整个表演艺术行业来说都是一件让人兴奋的事情。

在APAP交流展示会期间,来自中国上海的LotusLee戏剧工作室(上海莲李文化传播有限公司)以及他们带来的高科技3D裸眼舞台剧《三体》引起了业内人士的高度关注。《三体》舞台剧制作过程中所运用到的多项顶尖高科技技术在话剧史上开辟了舞台视觉3D的先河。作为《三体》舞台剧制作方工作室的创始人兼CEO,Lotus Lee敢于创新的艺术创作精神也博得了同行及广大观众的一致赞许。Lotus Lee毕业于英国诺丁汉特伦特大学(Nottingham Trent University),传媒学硕士,由她率领的LotusLee戏剧工作室(上海莲李文化传播有限公司),不仅开发制作了大型多媒体舞台剧《三体》,并签约《盗墓笔记》舞台剧团队执导。Lotus Lee强调剧场视觉体验以及舞台技术应用,长期行走于欧美国家,借鉴引入一流的视效呈现。作品顺应市场发展、符合现代审美倾向,颇受大IP和资本的青睐。

展会第5天,1月9日周一在纽约中城希尔顿酒店举办的“第60届APAP年度颁奖典礼”上,著名美国先锋派艺术家Laurie Anderson被授予了“表演艺术杰出贡献奖”。Anderson集作曲家,小提琴演奏家和电影导演于一身,她的作品完美的融合了当代艺术,流行音乐及多媒体应用。从1970年代起,Anderson便开始尝试将各种艺术类别融合在一起的表演形式。随后她创作的单曲《O Superman》更是一举帮她拿下了英国流行音乐榜亚军的位置,从此Anderson的名字也开始为更多艺术界之外的人所熟知。

1月10日,著名剧作家、演员、作曲家和表演艺术家Taylor Mac在2017 APAP展会闭幕式上向现场参展的艺术同行及各位演出制作人展示了他的最新作品《A 24-Decade History of Popular Music》。纽约时报评论这部作品真正想要传达的是:我们终将会变成我们所期待的那样,因为我们认识了过去的自己。被称为“这个时代最让人兴奋的表演艺术家”,Taylor Mac主要以即兴喜剧、音乐剧、变装秀等形式进行表演。为他奠定了表演艺术界重要位置的,是他坚持不懈的以艺术创作表演为介质,证明自我,拒绝被“分类”,拒绝平庸的人生态度和创作哲学。Taylor Mac至今已在世界多个国家巡回演出,继续为舞台表演艺术增添更多的可能性,为观众带来更多惊喜。

伴随着Taylor Mac的完美演出,为期6天的APAP会展也成功落下帷幕,通过APAP这个平台,表演艺术家、投资方和制作团队得以了解世界演艺舞台的最新气象并互相学习促进,同时也帮助我国的优秀演出作品如新概念舞台剧《三体》登上国际舞台。相信所有此次来参展的表演艺术家们都收获良多,也在本届APAP展会上为接下来2017年各自的表演创作工作开了一个好头,以便日后更好的进行艺术创作,把更多更好的舞台表演作品带向世界的每个角落。

 

出品:独一传媒(UNIPX MEDIA)

出品人:秦一童

编辑:Zoey Zhou

责任编辑:Rusu Kong

摄影:Jack Li / APAP

“THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM” DRAMA VS MOVIE: EYES ON A BIGGER PICTURE 

Comparison of Sci-Fic Book Transformed Movies and Drama Works

Sometimes words can unveil the ancient mysteries and question the significance of Cultural Revolution and core of civilization. Mesmerizing and extremely eminent Chinese Sci-Fi writer Liu Cixin questioned the human nature in a quite dramatic manner in his award winning novel “The Three-Body problem”.

Since olden times, sci-fi novel have been the inspiration for plenty of successful movies and stage dramas. “First Lensman” written by Edward Elmer “Doc” Smith in 1950 was one of the first authentic space operas. “First Lensman” is the direct inspiration for the most successful sci-fi movie franchise STAR WARS. The novel keeps its readers attracted via space-hopping adventure series. THE STEPFORD WIVES is an American Sci-Fi comedy-drama movie came in 2004 which was a remake of the same title film came in 1975. The movie is based on Sci-Fi novel ‘The Stepford Wives’ written by Ira Levin. The remake earned $102 million worldwide.

I AM LEGEND is another sci-fi novel based blockbuster movie came in 2007. This movie earned $585 million worldwide. It is based on the novel of same name written by Richard Matheson in 1954. The transformation from novel to movie became extremely successful and proves from audience’s response and box-office collection.

Blockbuster novels based movies have registered amazing box offices collections. Some of successful novel based movies are A Clockwork Orange (1971), One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Tess (1979), Trainspotting (1996) and many more. Though, it doesn’t indicate that all novel based movies became successful as some of them were thrashed on box office. Some of such flop movies are The Golden Compass, the Postman, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Pelican Brief etc.

 “The Three-Body problem” has won plenty of prestigious recognitions and awards worldwide.  LotusLee Drama Company has personified the novel with its scintillating 3D Sci-Fi drama ‘The Three-Body Problem’. This drama is created by the proud presenters of The Lost Tomb Drama 3D. ‘The Three-Body Problem’ drama made its debut on 1st of June 2016. It is also registering its presence at the prestigious global event APAP NYC 2017. This drama will display a new dimension of stage play with its charismatic 3D stage technologies. Lotus Lee is the Chief Producer, Liu Cixin is Production Supervisor, and Liu Fangqi is the director of this Sci-Fi Drama.

Film “The Three-Body problem” is about to release in 2017 starring David E Woodley, Hans Zhang, Tiffany Tang, Zhang Jingchu, Feng Shaofeng etc. Fanfan Zhang is the director of this science fiction. The movie is based on the Sci-Fi fiction Chinese novel “The Three-Body problem”. Even though the movie is yet to meet the audience, from the trailer, we will able to tell that “The Three-Body problem” movie and drama are completely different prospects. The “The Three-Body problem” movie uses the traditional representing ways like most Science Fiction movies to tell this story. “The Three-Body problem” drama enables more interaction with audiences by using engaging 3D stage technologies.  It will be interesting to see the audience’s responses to both drama and movie after seeing the sci-fi drama on big screen and stage.

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