Chinese art: The Northeast Errenzhuan东北二人转
作者： 来源：互联网 2013-05-06 09:00:00.000
The Northeast Errenzhuan is an indispensable role, it is including many forms in China. Today, we are going to talk about this interesting culture.
Northeast Errenzhuan is a form of duet(二重奏èrchónɡzòu), also known as Bengbeng. It originated in Northeast Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. It is a form of Quyi that involves storytelling(讲故事jiǎnɡ ɡùshi), singing and dancing, between two performers. Bengbeng has a history of 200 years and itsscript(脚本jiáoběn)is written in popular language that is easy to understand, humorous, and rich in local life style and flavor. The vocal(声乐shēnɡyuè) music is based on that of the northeastern folk songs. The singing is high-spirited and of an explosive type, sincere and moving. The dancing is derived from farmers' dances done to celebratesowing(播种bōzhǒnɡ) and planting. It also features the folk dance technique of waving fans or silk handkerchiefs.
There are three kinds of Errenzhuan. The most important is the duet sung by a clown(小丑xiáochǒu) and a player who acts the role of a woman. It is a combination of singing, dancing and storytelling. The most prominent items include The Western Bower and The Blue Bridge. The second type is a solo, in which the player sings and dances. In the third type the actor sings the part of a woman or an old man, as in an opera. This is called Lachangxi. An example is Lord Bao Gong makes an apology.
After the founding of new China, the government greatly supported this traditional Quyi genre(形式xínɡshì), organizing old artists to impart performing techniques several times, and launching reforms on some items and performance forms of Errenzhuan and removing some vulgar(通俗的tōnɡsúde)elements. Errenzhuan has been listed as a folk art protected by the state.
Errenzhuan is a kind of folk forms, it not only contains the singing and teasing, but also the story important, if you visit to the Northeast, you must to watch it, it also must let you regret it.