最后一头战象

上海文广演艺(集团)有限公司、上海木偶剧团有限公司
剧目名称:
最后一头战象

创作时间:2018
主创人员
导演:何念
编剧:马天、李真如
作曲:彭飞
舞美设计:沈力
执行导演/编舞:刘旻姿
偶型设计:冯呈祥、冯晓伟、陈春意、蔡定相
灯光设计:任冬生
多媒体设计:59 Productions(英国)
演出时长:110分钟
语言:中文
观众年龄段:4岁及以上

剧目介绍:
舞台剧《最后一头战象》改编沈石溪的经典小说。故事发生在抗日战争年代的西双版纳,大象在此地自古被尊崇为神灵。无父无母的傣族少年波农丁与同伴昆歌,救下了刚出生的小象噶羧,从此与象结下了不解之缘。波农丁在驯养噶羧的过程中,逐渐建立起了彼此信任的深刻友谊。随着日军战火的蔓延,位处国境线的打洛村寨危在旦夕。波农丁决定与噶羧赴前线并肩作战,从玩伴到战友,他们将誓死保卫家园。
舞台剧以战火纷风的抗日战争为时代背景,以少年与小象的共同成长为情感脉络,讲述了人与象和谐相处、保家卫国的峥嵘岁月。用跌宕的剧情、逼真的象偶、变幻的光影,唤起观众心中对于“忠诚”与“和谐”的共鸣和中华民族特有的家国情怀。

剧院团介绍:
上海文广演艺集团(SMG Live)是SMG旗下集演艺文化创作生产、剧场经营、艺人经纪、演出营销、艺术教育、产业投资于一体的全产业链演艺文化集团,在市场营销、剧场管理、国际版权等方面经验及资源颇丰。演艺集团旗下有18座专业剧场演艺空间,下属有7家国有艺术院团;在音乐剧、驻场秀等产业化演艺产品方面具有全国领先水平。集团以创作为核心,以作品为根本,致力于打造中国产业链最完整、最具规模和影响力的文化演艺和现场娱乐产业平台。

上海木偶剧团成立于1960年6月1日,剧团的宗旨是:全心全意为少年儿童服务。剧团经过50多年的建设,已发展成拥有编剧、导演、演员、人物造型设计、舞台美术设计人员以及木偶制作等艺术专业人才的国内外一流表演团体,并创作积累了一批经久不衰的优秀剧目。上海木偶剧团的表演艺术以杖头木偶见长,同时兼顾皮影、布袋木偶、偶形表演等多种表演形式。剧目形式的多样性、剧目题材的广泛性,以及与时俱进的舞台艺术呈现,使其成为独树一帜的海派木偶戏,并于2011年被正式列入国家级非物质文化遗产名录。

SMG Live ,Shanghai Puppet Theatre CO., Ltd.
Title:
The Last Warrior Elephant

Year of Creation: 2018
Creators
Director: He Nian
Authors: Ma Tian,Li Zhenru
Composer: Peng Fei
Stage Designer: Shen li
Executive Director/Choreographer: Liu Minzi
Puppet Designers: Feng Chengxiang,Feng Xiaowei,Chen Chunyi,Cai Dingxiang
Light Designer: Ren Dongsheng
Multimedia Designer: 59 Productions (United Kingdom)
Duration of Show: 110 mins
Language: Chinese
Kind of Audience: 4 and Above

Summary of the show:
Adapted from Shen Shixi's popular novel of the same title, the stage play The Last Warrior Elephant is set in Xishuangbanna during the Counter-Japanese War, where elephants have long been consecrated. Bo Nong Ding, a Dai orphan, saves the newborn elephant Ga Suo with his companion Kun Ge. Hence an inseparable bond between the boy and the baby elephant, who develop mutual trust and profound friendship in the course of domestication. However, the ever-expanding invasion of the Japanese forces poses a huge threat to the Da Luo village on the border of the country. Bo Nong Ding finally determines to come to the front line with Ga Suo to combat the enemies and defend their homeland. Now they are not only friends, but also comrades-in-arms.
The story, set in the flames of the Counter-Japanese War, unfolds with the growth of the child and the baby elephant, conveying a theme of harmony between human beings and elephants and describing the extraordinary days of national defense. With dramatic ups and downs, lifelike elephant puppets, and alternating light and shadow, the stage play evokes profound sympathy with loyalty and harmony and arouses familial and national sentiments peculiar to the Chinese people.

Introduction to the troupe:
SMG Performing Arts Group (SMG Live) is a subsidiary company of SMG. It is an industry leader that focuses on sectors including performing arts, theatre management, artist management, arts education, marketing, and investment. It is also experienced and resourceful in marketing, sales, theatre management, and international copyright licensing.The company owns and manages 18 professional theatres and 7 state-owned theatre companies. It is also one of the leading production companies in the commercial theatre industry, with experience in running musicals and long-running resident shows. By focusing on producing first-class works, the company aims to build up the most significant and influential live performing arts platform.
Shanghai Puppet Theatre was founded on June 1, 1960. Its mission is to bring fun to children’s life. After 50 years’ development, the Theatre owns a first-class ensemble including playwrights, directors, performers, costume designers, stage designers, and puppet makers. For decades, the Theatre has created a number of outstanding and popular productions. Shanghai Puppet Theatre is best at rod puppetry. Also it stages a variety of shows including shadow puppetry, hand puppetry, and body puppetry. The diversity of its repertoire, the extensive themes it covers, and the modern stage presentation contribute to the unique Shanghai puppetry, which was listed as National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011.