Meng Jinghui: the combination of traditional and contemporary promote the internationalization of Chinese drama Interview: traditional and contemporary drama to promote the internationalization of China - Interview drama "Teahouse" director Meng Jinghui Xinhua News Agency reporters Yang Yimiao and Gao Jingzai France on 73rd Avignon Theater Festival, was selected as the only unit of this festival IN a Chinese drama, drama "teahouse" from the 9th consecutive performances 10 games in Avignon."Just as a tree will always grow new leaves, good works not only from a great tradition, but also from constant awareness of contemporary and discovery."The drama director Meng Jinghui, 10, said in an interview with reporters.Drama "Teahouse" in the 1950s, to Beijing, Yu Tai Tea House about half a century of changes in the main line by the Lao She, showing the ups and downs of many changes in the fate of the characters and the social situation.For decades, multiple versions of the drama "Teahouse" in the country holding the stage, and was adapted for film and television works.When Avignon staged drama "Teahouse" three hours long, a whole new way to play the classic interpretation were.The huge steel structure of the device, and electronic music singer singing, bizarre lights, combined with the actors monologue and explosive performances, the stage bursting with new ideas., Compared with natural plain Lao She original, this version of "Teahouse" is full of uninhibited and enthusiastic.Meng Jinghui said: "We want to show a vibrant and imaginative" Teahouse ", center stage huge circle round round round performance is no beginning and end of time and the fate of.Let the young actors performing the most authentic performances with their own ideas and personality, even in dramatic structural disorder is out of control, showing a complex and diverse aesthetic features."Wheel of time on stage constantly rotating the ways of the world and still embodies the feelings of compassion in the original Lao She.Wang Lifa, often Siye these "little people" who in the steel stage and bustle of music, continues to demonstrate the continuous struggle and constantly pursue the ethos."Classic is always a powerful energy and charm."Meng Jinghui said," We are always in mining and in the creation of original expression of inner thoughts.Although for a way, but still reflect the core work of Mr. Lao She understanding of the times and society, he vividly portray the era of concern about the fate of the individual is a profound and eternal theme."Avignon Theater Festival was founded in 2047, it is one of the worlds most influential theater festival.In this Avignon Theater Festival "Focus on China" activities, "Teahouse", "Fu", "water chamber" and other five Chinese drama is focused on the introduction."Years ago I first saw" Teahouse ", most impressed me was the old artists in good faith.Sincere creation will combine the great tradition and great contemporary, is Chinas outstanding dramatic art the only way to go international."Said Meng Jinghui.Meng Jinghui think, can be found from the traditional source of creative, innovative work helps Chinese display and exchange in the international arena."Let overseas visitors understand the spirit and soul of Chinese people from the Chinese works of art, which will be an important mission of our generation of artists.As in connotation of Lao She, "Teahouse" expressed: people have been exploring, but never the answer, perhaps the answer is itself explore."