Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing
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The Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing is a national key Jingju company with a large scale and an accumulation of art unseen elsewhere. It was founded in 1979 on the basis of merging the Jingju troupes of Beijing – the origin of Jingju – and the troupes of other schools of opera. Currently, it consists of three troupes, a training center, a stage art center, Du Zhenjie Studio and Zhang Huifang Studio.
The elderly generation of artists represented by Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu, Xun Huisheng, Ma Lianliang, Tan Fuying, Zhang Junqiu, Qiu Shengrong and Zhao Yanxia, as the founders of the Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing, have left behind precious artistic and spiritual heritage. Their stage performance, achievements and styles have become distinctive signatures and the sources of artistic inspiration for the Company.
The Company boasts a contingent of excellent artists with a wide range of specialties; these talents form an echelon favorable to the Company’s growth.Wang Rongrong, Du Zhenjie, Li Hongtu, Chi Xiaoqiu, Zhu Qiang, Zhang Huifang and Hu Wenge are the most influential Jingju artists of today.
Relying on a proud tradition, the Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing is good at staging classic Jingju. Still, it keeps launching new plays which combine Jingju art with contemporary themes.
Over the past decades, the Jingju Theatre of Beijing Company has staged and created hundreds of Peking Operas, including the traditional, modern, newly-crafted, and small theatre ones.