中国戏剧新力量蓄势待发走向世界舞台

 

马云和即将走马上任的美国总统唐纳德·川普于1月9日在位于纽约的川普大楼举行了一次重要的会谈,马云计划把美国中西部的农业产品通过阿里巴巴商务平台引入中国,从而促进中美贸易合作关系。而与此同时,就在一条街以外不远处的曼哈顿中城希尔顿酒店,作为LotusLee戏剧工作室(上海莲李文化传播有限公司)的创始人,Lotus Lee也进行了一场与美国表演艺术行业同行交流的会谈,她希望将百老汇经典的戏剧作品以及管理模式引入中国,以促进中美之间的文化交流。

在小米,华为,乐视等中国科技企业逐步拓展海外市场、纷纷进驻美国后,从中国本土成长起来的文化公司也开始迈出进入美国的步伐。在科技产业方面,这些优秀的民族企业已经成为了新兴科技公司的领头军,为他们树立了良好的榜样,在文化艺术方面,我们的表演艺术家和制作团体也早已蓄势待发。作为首部裸眼3D舞台剧《三体》的幕后制作团队,来自上海的LotusLee戏剧工作室在首次舞台表演艺术创新领域获得了巨大成功之后,于2016年在美国纽约建立了分公司,迈出了他们走向国际大舞台的第一步。

《三体》舞台剧第一部在创作形式上颠覆了传统,并成功获得了广大观众的喜爱和业内人士的赞许,这是第一家也是唯一一家在美国成立分部的中国戏剧制作公司。LotusLee戏剧工作室美国分部坐落于纽约曼哈顿岛最为著名的艺术和文化中心Chelsea区,这里有200多家画廊和很多百老汇戏院,是艺术家和创意人才聚集的地方。包括谷歌、Ebay等著名互联网公司也坐落在这里。公司办公室在著名的共享办公空间Wework内,这里汇聚了许多文化创意机构。We work是未来工作模式的一个小范围集中体现,正所谓管中窥豹,在此工作的方式即为将来全球化跨国跨领域合作的一个缩影。LoutsLee戏剧工作室将公司选址在此可谓是高瞻远瞩,如此的环境下广泛吸收来自周围各行各业之间的技术与灵感,激发工作激情与创意,未来的作品也一定是值得期待的。同为世界上最大的经济体,相信中美之间的交往会随着马云与川普的会面变得越来越密切,文化交流方面,也一定会有更多合作的机会。

LotusLee戏剧工作室美国公司的业务主要涉及工作室自制剧的海外市场拓展,向海外介绍来自中国的戏剧的突破和创新。本次由LotusLee戏剧工作室制作完成的舞台剧《三体》便首次使用了无人机技术,通过对无人机的使用模拟剧情中的浩瀚的宇宙场景,让观众更好的置身故事真实情节当中,充分的做到了“人机”互动体验。除此之外,LoutsLee戏剧工作室在舞台场景布置上大量的使用了全息投影技术和裸眼3D技术,并做到了舞台超大规模覆盖率,制作过程中的多项技术在话剧创作中都是首次使用,其中3D叠加投影技术在亚洲更是独家首创。

 

同时,LotusLee戏剧工作室美国分公司还将致力于探索和发掘美国文化市场上的好的项目,把最新的舞台视觉效果引入中国,给中国观众带来更震撼的视觉享受。纽约分公司不仅仅只是项目上的引进和输出,而是从整个文化产业的高度布局,整合中美双边的优势,在戏剧制作的各个领域进行深度的合作。目前工作室正在筹划的《三体》舞台剧第二部,就邀请了国际著名的舞台设计师George Tsypin共同参与制作,同时利用中国工厂的规模化工业化能力完成舞台道具的生产。此后,公司更是希望能够在整个戏剧行业推广这种双边合作的模式。

 

LotusLee戏剧工作室在国内凭借《三体》舞台剧在业界已经成功形成了一定的影响力,在国际文化艺术圈内也勇敢的迈出了第一步。年轻的LotusLee戏剧工作室正在新老同行们的关注与支持下茁壮成长,寻求与其他行业精英团队的合作,并擦出激情的火花。

作为一家年轻而具有创意精神的制作公司,LotusLee戏剧工作室主打的特点便是科技和艺术的结合,纽约分公司有一个专门的视觉设计技术团队,让这家文化创意公司也有了一些科技基因。纽约的执行创意负责人Muso Zhe Fan毕业于常青藤名校哥伦比亚大学,在校期间就获得过国际设计竞赛大奖,带领团队开发过虚拟现实VR游戏,虚拟增强现实AR的iOS手机App,制作过可变的舞台装置(Transformable Design)等,也参加过在麻省理工数字实验室(MIT Media Lab)举办的VR活动,受邀参加过在谷歌纽约总部举行的Project Tango创意程序开发。Muso Zhe Fan被Lotus Lee对于促进中美文化交流的远景所打动,也感激她慧眼识英的知遇之恩,于是放弃了纽约互联网公司的高薪工作,加入到LotusLee戏剧工作室的团队中,负责带领纽约分公司发展。目前纽约工作室的工作人员以及合作的设计师,基本都是旅美多年,并屡次获得国际大奖的年轻华人。新一代的海外华人精英正在国际舞台上崭露头角,LotusLee戏剧工作室也在寻找拥有共同梦想、志同道合的朋友的加入,一起打造梦幻舞台。如果你有梦想,并敢于实现,LotusLee戏剧工作室便是这样一个帮你实现梦想的平台。

 

 

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 / WEB

CHINESE DRAMA COMPANY ANNOUNCES U.S. OFFICE, NEW PRODUCTION

 

The world is watching Chinese-U.S. relations on the eve of a Donald Trump presidency. Following Trump’s recent meeting with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, extended Sino-U.S. cultural exchanges and the rise of Chinese tech companies like Huawei and Xiaomi, one Chinese drama studio is hoping to build on global cultural exchanges by introducing its groundbreaking high tech theater experiences to U.S. audiences.

Lotus Lee Drama Company, famous in China for producing a high-tech, 3D stage performance of the award-winning science fiction novel The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, recently opened a branch in the U.S. The new branch, located in the New York coworking space WeWork Chelsea, will allow the company to build their intercultural relationships and work on overseas market expansion, artistic innovation and culture and technology exchange with industry colleagues.

Their goal is to help shape international performing arts with the infusion of groundbreaking technologies for stage, including virtual reality, naked eye 3D, drone, variable stage devices and more.

The U.S. office of Lotus Lee is led by executive creative director Muso Zhe Fan. Fan graduated from Columbia University, where he won an international design competition award, led a team that developed virtual reality games and a virtual augmented reality iOS app, and produced variable stage devices with transformable design. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s digital media lab and was invited to attend Google’s Project Tango for creative application development.

“Our American outreach, led by the exciting young talent Muso Zhe Fan, represents a major step in the expanding Sino-U.S. cultural exchanges and allows us to introduce a large number of advanced dramatical experiences and technologies to our U.S. performing arts colleagues and audiences,” said Lotus Lee, president of Lotus Lee Drama Company. “We are thrilled to be able to continue to build meaningful relationships with American collaborators for the enrichment of international theater.”

In addition to opening a U.S. office, Lotus Lee is working on a follow-up to their high-tech 3D stage experience, The Three-Body Problem Drama. Slated to premiere in 2018, The Three Body Drama Problem II: The Dark Forest will be produced by an international visual effect team working in the U.S. in collaboration with Platige Image Studio and distinguished set designer George Tsypin.

“The Lotus Lee Drama Company team will realize an unprecedented visual feast and bring into the domestic theatre market a groundbreaking experience in The Three-Body Problem II,” Lee said. “With our new multimedia stage play, we will introduce the world’s top design and technical teams to create a higher texture of science fiction for stage, with thrilling interactive components to engage audiences.”

About Lotus Lee Drama Company
Founded in 2015, Lotus Lee Drama Company specializes in stage drama planning, investment, production, performance and branding. A pioneer in China’s drama industry, Lotus Lee Drama Company cooperates with famous derivative development companies to develop derivatives for the stage. Following the success of the premiere of The Three-Body Problem Drama in June in Shanghai, the company is preparing to produce additional stage dramas, including The Three-Body Problem , Lotus and other customized stage dramas for game companies like Legend, League of Angels and One Thousand and One Nights. For more information about Lotus Lee Drama Studio, go to http://www.lotus-lee.com.

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