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)

Matthew Carlson avatar
Matthew Carlson

Believe me you will enjoy it! A must watch for Documentary fans

Megan J. avatar
Megan J.

Really good action movie! Great story. Just watch it.

Billy M. avatar
Billy M.

The actors do a good job. Nice story.

Eugene Lawson avatar
Eugene Lawson

Husband really enjoyed this. Great movie night.

Crystal Wagner avatar
Crystal Wagner

This is the best Documentary movie I have seen in decades. I was blown away of the plot and brilliant sound score. An amazing movie experience.

Gary Ortiz avatar
Gary Ortiz

I enjoyed it. A sweet story.

Brittany Campbell avatar
Brittany Campbell

When you are using real actors and not "reheated" stars alongside silly semi-amateurs, plus a script that does not self plagiarize, any movie can only be good and very good!

Nicole H. avatar
Nicole H.

The greatest Documentary film I have ever seen. A Masterpiece of film-making.