Internal trail show of 2017 STA graduation performance "Forging the Swords" is concluded successfully

21 December 2017

Meijianchi A performed by Ran Song, a 2014 MFA Acting student & Mother performed by Shi Ke

On 10 December 2017, the internal trail show of "Forging the Swords", the graduation performance of the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) was held in the STA Experimental Theatre. This drama is adapted from a novel of the same name in Lu Xu's collection of short stories called "New Stories" and is jointly produced by STA and Beijing Drive Culture and Media Co Ltd with the funding support from the Beijing Culture and Arts Fund. The production is directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, famous Polish director and artistic director of the TR Warszawa, and performed by teachers and students of various departments of STA and well known actors and actresses from home and abroad with excellent image vocabulary and body shape to re-construct the old stories and create the post-modern style of cold glamour. After the show, Mr Jarzyna joined the teachers and students for their post-performance talk.

"Forging the Swords" post-performance talk in progress

As a trial show performed when the video design was yet to be fully completed, the production requires further modification and optimization to suit the purpose of a rehearsal for the graduation performance. After the adjustment and modification based on the trail show, the production will go to make five shows at the Harbin Opera House very soon, and will make four shows at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre in January next year.

Meijianchi B (performed by Wang Wei, a 2014 Acting student) practing sword

Meijinachi D (performed by Gao Xiaoxi, a 2014 Musical Theatre student) handing scull and sword to Black Man (performed by Sweft)

Performance of "Forging the Swords" in process