My Next Step

My Next Step

Kunqu Opera, one of the oldest existing forms of performing art in China, has once again risen to people's attention after being proclaimed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2001. MY NEXT STEP follows a young Kunqu Opera artist YANG Yang(28 year-old) over the course of several years. 15 years playing the role of wusheng (a martial hero), Yang has witnessed the diminishing glamour of the role of wusheng in Kunqu Opera and hence his fellows leaving the stage one after another. Now being the last wusheng of his generation left in the troupe, Yang is shaken to quit the profession as well. Shouldering the job of preserving and passing on this 600-year-old theatrical art form, he feels desperate but tries to explore other ways out. After working with avant-garde Hong Kong director Danny Yung, he develops an experimental Kunqu Opera play about the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty, which challenges the traditional art form. The documentary dissects down the complexities young artists face in the brave new world of contemporary China - how they perceive the tradition, the art, and one's own dream, own life and own self. Intersected with performance excerpts from both traditional and experimental forms of Kunqu Opera, MY NEXT STEP offers its audience a glimpse into the world of Kunqu, and a magnifying look into the ambivalence of a young man struggling to find a way out for a fading art.

Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Cheuk Cheung
Country
Hong Kong, China
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «My Next Step» (16)

Christine avatar
Christine

I haven't enjoyed a movie this much in a long time! Definitely recommend

Jessica T. avatar
Jessica T.

Awesome! It's not a die-hard documentary, but still the movie rocks.

Henry avatar
Henry

I have to admit this blew me away, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but this was a really funny enjoyable piece of entertainment. Superb tongue in cheek Documentary

Rose avatar
Rose

Acting and directing were very good.

Deborah avatar
Deborah

Awesome movie! Awesome actors! Awesome plot! Awesome all the way around! Great film!

Henry A. avatar
Henry A.

Very moving, very touching. For that alone, it deserves unalloyed plaudits.

Lori L. avatar
Lori L.

How movies are supposed to end!!

Dylan Gonzales avatar
Dylan Gonzales

Cheuk Cheung has already made a few such films. But THIS is the best, One of the most interesting, artistically impressive and overall films of the year so far!!!

Harry White avatar
Harry White

Such a great documentary movie!!

Gloria H. avatar
Gloria H.

This is by far one of the better made movies and didn't leave me disappointed at all!