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)

Carol Lucas avatar
Carol Lucas

Cheuk Cheung is a director I've never paid close attention to before, but after watching this movie, my eyes are now open. I was quite impressed with how serious this man took on the challenge.

Julie Lawson avatar
Julie Lawson

Cheuk Cheung balanced everything masterfully. As Good As It Gets!!!

Jeremy avatar
Jeremy

A fantastic, excellent and glamorous movie with everything. Super!

Larry Nichols avatar
Larry Nichols

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Definitely worth your while!

Nicholas Daniels avatar
Nicholas Daniels

U just can't simply predict whats up next. Believe me, U can't! This movie delivers much more than i expected and i expected a lot.

Phillip avatar
Phillip

Nice Documentary theme. Bit of corny dialogue though.

Richard avatar
Richard

I love love love this keeps you on the edge of your seat must see movie its truly amazing on sooo many levels

Mary Clark avatar
Mary Clark

Definitely would have picked this to win.

Lisa avatar
Lisa

So thankful for this film! I was sitting on the edge of the seat and couldn't look away from the screen

Julie S. avatar
Julie S.

Great movie kept me on the edge of my chair

Ronald avatar
Ronald

This film gave me everything I love in movie, a powerful story and more than enough edge-of-your-seat action sequences.

Ralph Henderson avatar
Ralph Henderson

I smiled I bawled, I loved it.