In the 2023 Mid-Autumn Festival wonderful tour program "Neon Clothes and Plume Dance" broadcast on the evening of September 28, dancer Tang Shiyi incarnated as "Yang Guifei", and fully demonstrated the prosperous scene of the Tang Dynasty through the national style dance accompanied by scene performance.
Accompanied by Bai Juyi's poem: "I used to be the Yuan and the Emperor Xianxian, and I once accompanied the internal banquet to Banquet Zhaoyang." There are thousands of songs and dances, and I love neon dancing the most", which vividly shows the fascinating style of the Tang Dynasty for thousands of years, vividly.
A neon dress song that amazes the time
"Neon Clothes Plume Song" was completed around 718~720 AD.
There are three theories about its origin: one is that Emperor Xuanzong climbed Sanxiangyi and saw Daughter Mountain (the legendary Immortal Mountain), which triggered inspiration;
The second theory is based on the "Tang Huiyi": In the thirteenth year of Tianbao, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang changed some music imported from the Western Regions by carving stones too often, and this song was adapted from the "Brahman Song";
The third eclectic the first two theories, believing that the first part of this song (scattered order) was written according to fantasy after Emperor Xuanzong saw his daughter Shan and returned to the palace; The latter part (Song and Break) was composed by absorbing the tone of the Indian Brahmanic Song offered by Yang Jingshu of the Hexi Festival.
A neon dress feather dance, dancing out half of the Sheng Tang
The name itself is full of poetry and mystery, it is one of the treasures of classical Chinese dance, and it is the pinnacle of Tang Dynasty court dance.
Tang Xuanzong's favorite concubine Yang Yuhuan is good at performing "Neon Clothes Dance" is the title of a piece of music, which can be accompanied by song and dance.
The Tang Dynasty poet Bao Rong wrote in "The Song of Neon Clothes and Plumes": "This dress is given to whomever in spring, and the Qin woman's waist is as light as a swallow." The fragrant wind swirls with color, and the pearls are connected through the filament. ”
The light and agile figure and beautiful shadow jump on the paper, and it is like being read immersively.
It is said that when Yang Yuhuan performed the neon dress and feather dance in the palace, "everything was silent, but the song was heard", "the song is gone, and there are several peaks and blues on the river", her dance is like a dream, making people feel like entering a fairyland.
In 755, An Lushan and Shi Siming launched a rebellion, known as the "Anshi Rebellion", and the Tang Dynasty fell into an unprecedented crisis. "Neon Clothes Song" was also lost.
Ill-fated, passed down to the world
It is said that during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, Li Yu, the empress of the Southern Tang Dynasty, tried to restore this piece, but when Li Yu was about to die, he did an absurd thing and burned all the precious dance scores, including this "Neon Dress Dance".
But what he never expected was that although "Neon Dress Dance" was burned by him, it was not cut off.
During the Tang Dynasty, there was a musician who secretly wrote down his score. Jiang Kui, a musician of the Southern Song Dynasty, accidentally obtained this score and found that the whole music was divided into 36 parts, with three parts: scattered (six), middle (eighteen) and qubao (twelve).
So he kept a record of it and included it in the "Baishi Daoist Song", which enabled the "Neon Dress Dance" to be passed on to future generations, avoiding a regrettable event in the history of Chinese music and dance.
Neon dress plume dance is not only a shining pearl of Chinese classical dance, but also an important carrier of Chinese classical culture.
With its unique artistic style and distinct national characteristics, it shows the unique charm of Tang Dynasty culture.
Let us cherish and pass on this precious cultural heritage together, so that more people can understand and appreciate the charm of neon dress and plume dance.