Gansu non-inheritor’s “air drama” emotion: “Contagious contagious disease blows away your love”

2022-07-13 0 By

Lanzhou, China News Network on February 19How much does Ju Haiquan, the national inheritor of “Bitter Water High Stilts” in Kushui Town, Yongdeng County, Gansu province, love high stilts?He said in an interview with Chinanews.com on Monday that he had stopped performing on stilts for more than 10 years. He stole wooden sticks and secretly made stilts by himself.Sixty-two years have passed since Ju Haiquan first saw stilts, but he can still describe the scene and details of his “first meeting” with him. “From a distance, the whole team looked like gods riding on a cloud. It looked so magnificent that I made up my mind to learn it.””Bitter Water High Stilt” performance has a long history, according to legend from the late Yuan Dynasty and early Ming Dynasty, is generally one of the most important folk “February 2″.”High” and “lively” are its two prominent features. The legs of gao Gaoqiao xiao are about 3.3 meters, and the performer’s height can reach 4.7 meters to 5 meters, which is formidable and amazing.Ju Haiquan (first from left), 69, a national inheritor of “Bitter Water High stilts”, instructs his disciples to practice skills on high stilts.Unfortunately, he is not old enough to walk on gao Gaoqiao, but gao Gaoqiao stopped performing for 12 years due to various factors.When he was in his 20s, he came across two pieces of wood at his workplace, picked them up and made them into stilts. After seven or eight days of practice with his partner, he was able to walk on the ground.Later, he dressed up as a mythological character and performed for three days, feeling “excited, proud and my heart’s desire come true.””Bitter Water High Stilts” is also called “air drama” by insiders, featuring Qin Opera.Performers wear traditional costumes, draw the faces of characters in The Qinqiang opera, hold props and fly in the air, which is its charm.In 2006, the “Bitter Water High Stilts” was listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection list by the Yongdeng County Cultural Center, and Juhai Quancheng is one of the provincial inheritor.He said that although he had never heard of the term at that time, he also felt the responsibility of inheritance on his shoulders. He led the high seesaw team to perform in Shanghai, Beijing, Dunhuang and other places, making more people like the “air drama” on sticks.In 2018, Juhaiquan was rated as the representative inheritor of the fifth batch of national intangible cultural Heritage representative projects. He summarized a set of clear inheritance experience and shared it with other artists, making dozens of “iron fans” of high stilts in the town.The picture shows the performers of “Bitter Water High Stilts” fastening their feet to the pedals by twining their legs six or seven times.Zhao jianjun, 51, is the elder of juhai’s apprentices.During a visit to Kushui Town, he and his companions practiced their stilt skills at the national Intangible cultural Heritage Protection Base.They climb up a three-metre-high iron frame, sit down and fix their feet to the stilt pedals with flat twine. They then wrap their legs around their calves six or seven times, making sure they are not tied too tightly or they risk falling down.”Remember what your master taught you: ‘Tie your stilts properly, be bold and careful, and take steady steps.'”Zhao Jianjun, who has practiced and performed the “Bitter Water High Stilts” out of curiosity for 30 years, still has a scar on his chin from a fall when he was learning the art.In recent years, he has traveled to perform and heard praise and wonder that made it all worthwhile.This year is the last year for Zhao jianjun to walk on stilts due to his growing age and fatigue.He said he would stay with the team as a teacher, hoping to teach young people all the skills.Juhaiquan admitted that his son and granddaughter used to walk on stilts, but in recent years, as more and more young people go out, the “bitter Water High stilts” are under pressure to inherit.Therefore, he also took the initiative to recruit young people from other villages, and uploaded the performance video to the Internet, hoping that more people will join the team.Liu Weihua, director of gansu Province’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center, said gansu’s non-inheritance methods have become more diversified in recent years, and young apprentices will be encouraged to help elderly inheritors with more online activities in the future.(after)