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)

Linda avatar
Linda

Absolutely outstanding true movie! Will watch it again and again!

Julie H. avatar
Julie H.

I love this. It works exactly how I would have expected it to.

Deborah M. avatar
Deborah M.

Well thought out Documentary and story line. I'll watch it again.

Ralph G. avatar
Ralph G.

I want to point out that the movie might have been long but I enjoyed every second of the movie and it was not a drag at all. There is no other way that would have made a perfect movie like this better.

Kathy Matthews avatar
Kathy Matthews

Very enjoyable movie to watch. I would watch it again.

Mildred P. avatar
Mildred P.

When I first saw this movie, I had this rare feeling like entering another world with my whole body and mind from beginning till the end.

Ashley Gilbert avatar
Ashley Gilbert

The show is well-written, futuristic, and nearly flawless. Give this film a chance, you'll be beyond thankful you did.

Ashley S. avatar
Ashley S.

One of my top 5 movies of all time. Loved it.

Tiffany avatar
Tiffany

Another enjoyable Documentary movie that didn't get it's just credit in theaters. I like it very much.

Martha Chavez avatar
Martha Chavez

Love the movie. Worth the time to watch.

Elizabeth H. avatar
Elizabeth H.

Do I need to say more This movie has excellent writing, and acting. I stayed up To finish his movie even though I had to be up at 4 in the morning...

Thomas W. avatar
Thomas W.

If any people ask to me to recommend a very well made Documentary movie i surely recommend this one, and i really hope that could exist a sequel, i would love it.