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)

Paul West avatar
Paul West

Didn't really care about the weak plot and tropes. Good visuals and you'll probably enjoy it if you like Documentary.

Keith avatar
Keith

I went to see this film last night and was immersed in it from the very first minutes

Maria Fox avatar
Maria Fox

This movie was just really good, there's no other way to put it.

Jennifer avatar
Jennifer

I don't care what the nay-sayers think.. this is a good movie, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

Emma S. avatar
Emma S.

Great feel good movie.

Ralph avatar
Ralph

Everyone did a fantastic job; I absolutely fell in love with the movie.

Michael Powell avatar
Michael Powell

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

Jane M. avatar
Jane M.

Great performances and ever better plot. I highly recommend this movie to all ages.

Emma W. avatar
Emma W.

This movie is a gem screenplay, direction, music, acting in every department it scores 10 on 10.

Kimberly G. avatar
Kimberly G.

You Never Seen anything like This Before. The cast are great. All scenes were so incredible. And The Music Was awesome. I really enjoyed this movie and recommend it.