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咏春

旗袍是中国女性最具代表性的传统民族服饰,他完美地体现了东方女性端庄,温婉,高贵,优雅的外形美和气质美。旗袍随着潮流而变高变低。旗袍舞"咏春“将古典与现代元素完美结合,缔造出纯美婉约之派,宛如少女般柔情,春风拂面般,令人回味。

 

Qipao is the traditional Chinese formal dress and is usually worn during festivals or large celebrations. The Qipao can be long or short. The dance "Spring Chant" is a modern dance with short Qipao.  The dance expresses young girls' joy as winter turns to spring and their wish to not leave sorrow and regret in their beautiful youth.

一条大河

参加”一条大河“的表演者有历届旧金山旗袍大赛红宝石组和钻石组的旗袍皇后,以及最佳人气奖,最佳仪态奖,最佳古典美,最佳现代美,和 最佳设计等 多位获奖嘉宾。

 

历届获奖佳丽们在“一条大河:这支亲切耳熟的旋律中为您诠释一组既赋有古典美又充满现代风,亦静亦动,亦柔亦刚,风情多变的旗袍秀!

 

Qipao, the classic dress for Chinese women, combines the elegance of Chinese tradition with unique elements of style. It showcases a woman’s modesty and beauty.  A qipao creates an impression of simple, quiet charm, and elegance. 

 

The performers are mainly former winners of Qipao Queen Contests throughout the years. There are Qipao Queens of Ruby and Diamond Groups which consists of winners for Most Popular, Most Appearance, Most Classic, Most Modern and the Best Design. The winners of Qipao Queen Contests will present the beauty of the Qipao along with the famous music from "A Large River.” Each of their movements represents the combination 

梦回草原

蒙古族是中国北方的游牧民族,从事畜牧狩猎生产。蒙古民族的舞蹈文化与他们的生活有密切联系。蒙古族舞蹈以节奏鲜明、热情奔放为主要特点。舞蹈“梦回草原”节奏欢快,舞步轻盈,以抖肩、翻手腕等动作,表现了蒙古族姑娘热情开朗的性格。

 

The Mongolian ethnic minority live mostly in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. They are expert horsemen and many are nomadic farmers. Mongolian dances emphasize the movement of the wrists and shoulders and are known for their lively steps and cheerful spirit. The dance, "Dreaming of the Grasslands", depicts a group of young Mongolian girls dancing merrily in their beloved grasslands.

魅力戏曲

中国的戏曲国粹源远流长,雅俗共赏,剧种繁多,如京剧,豫剧,越剧,黄梅戏,花鼓戏等。“魅力戏曲”是美国中华妇女联合会和蓓蓝舞蹈团联合编排的戏曲经典片段表演。相信这熟悉的乡音乡情,可以让海外游子和国际友人体会到南腔北调里的风土人情,感受中华大戏里的独特魅力!

 

Chinese opera, a national treasure, is one of the oldest dramatic arts in the world. It evolved from folk songs, dances, and different dialectical music. Over the past 800 years, Chinese opera has evolved into many different regional varieties, such as Peking opera, Yueju, and Huang Mei Xi. The US Chinese Women Cultural Organization and Bayland Dancing present a selection from classic Chinese operas. We hope this performance will give you a glimpse into China's rich operatic heritage and the spectacular make-up, costumes, and story-telling.

鼓舞中国

腰鼓是汉族独特的民间舞蹈艺术,源于西北地区,经常在人们祈愿丰收、欢庆节日时表演。鼓是精神的象征,舞是力量的表现,鼓舞结合彰显了黄土高原人民热烈而豪放的性格,也展示出他们坚强乐观的精神面貌。


This is a Han Dance. Han people is the most largest nationality in China, about 70% of Chinese population. Tying those small drums to their waists, people in the Northwestern region of China used to pray for harvest or celebrate holidays by beating on the drums in large groups. It gradually evolved to become a popular dance form which exudes warmth, happiness, and an uplifting spirit.

岁月如歌

秧歌舞,又稱扭秧歌,歷史悠久,是中國最具代表性的其中一種民間舞蹈形式,也是一種民間廣場中獨具一格的集體歌舞藝術,也因扭秧歌舞姿豐富多彩,深受農民歡迎以熱鬧非凡。秧歌舞除具有自己的風格特色,一般由舞隊十多人至百人組成,扮成歷史故事、神話傳說和現實生活中的人物邊舞邊走,隨著鼓聲節奏,善於變換各種隊形,再加上舞姿豐富多彩,深受廣大觀眾的歡迎。

 

秧歌舞表演起來,生動活潑,形式多樣,多姿多彩,紅火熱鬧,規模宏大,氣氛熱烈,鬧得熱火朝天。每逢重大節日,例如新年等,城鄉都組織隊,拜年問好,互相祝福、娛樂。另外,不同的村鄰之間還會扭起秧歌互相訪拜,比歌賽舞,可見扭秧歌對古代農民來說是多麼重要。

水姑娘

 

"水姑娘" 是云南西双版纳花腰傣族的舞蹈. 花腰傣是傣族中独特的一支, 名字来源于少女服饰中漂亮的花腰带. 花腰傣族的另一标志,是姑娘们头戴的外翻型的斗笠, 因为特别而成为云南十八怪之一的:”斗笠翻着戴”. 舞蹈<水姑娘>反映了盛装的花腰傣姑娘们去赶”花街节”的热闹场面.  

 

The Hua Yao Dai people are one sub-group among the Dai Chinese ethnic minorities living in the Xishuang Banna region of China’s Yunnan Province.  Hua Yao, which means “flower waist,” gets its name from the colorful waistband young girls wear on their dresses.  This dance portrays the bustling scene of a group of dressed-up Hua Yao Dai girls going to the local flower market.

 

在希望的田野上

《在希望的田野上》,是一首歌颂家乡的歌曲,歌曲创作领域以传统的抒情歌曲为主。中国农村发生了翻天覆地的变化,农民生活质量显著提高,农村到处呈现一番生气勃勃的景象。作曲家施光南与词作家陈晓光,满怀激情与对中国改革开放事业的赞颂与希冀写下了这首歌。

茉莉花

“茉莉花”小曲(即民歌)曲名为“鲜花调”,有几百种鸣唱法,但大同小异,实际就是一种,音乐界称为“近似音调”。这种曲调广泛流传于明、清,主要流行区 在江浙。据已故音乐史论家章鸣(原中国艺术研究院民族音乐研究所研究员)等专家考证清代的“鲜花调”是在明代已流行于扬州的“鲜花调”基础上的发展。扬州 清曲,以及从扬州清曲中汲取丰富营养的扬剧,都有“鲜花调”曲牌,有着千丝万缕的联系。