Stage Photo of Large-Scale Original Drama The Heart of Heroes
■ Photograph by Reporter Xiao Mingliang
■Text by Reporter Li Ying
News 2019 Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley co-sponsored by the People's Government of Jing'an District, Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Theatre Academy held the opening ceremony in Majestic Theater on April 26, 2019. The drama of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre - The Heart of Heroes was staged as the opening drama. Zong Ming, Deputy Mayor of Shanghai, Lu Xiaodong, Secretary of CPC Jing'an District Committee, Xi Meijuan, Chairperson of Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles and a member of Arts Committee of Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley, and Jiao Huang, a member of Arts Committee of Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley and a famous performing artist together kicked off the "2019 Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley", an annual event. Gu Yunhao, Director of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress attended the opening ceremony.
In 2019, Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley will join hands again with domestic and foreign drama masters and integrate public cultural resources to bring a cultural feast that starts from drama and goes beyond life for Shanghai citizens. There are not only high quality plays and related activities of the red culture, Jiangnan culture and Shanghai-school culture that benchmark "Asian Performing Arts Center" and polish the gold-lettered signboard of Shanghai-style culture, but also "Jing'an Literary Route" that aims to popularize art among ordinary people, Suhe Creek Ramble and other performances that seek the hidden beauty of the city.
It is reported that Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley has invited and introduced 19 high-quality plays from 6 series in 11 countries. During the event, the People's Government of Jing'an District will offer greater ticket subsidies, allowing audience to enter the theater and watch the masterpieces at the lowest price of RMB 100.
As one of the outstanding live stage performance works with realistic themes nationwide, a play that was selected into 2018 Script Support Project by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, and 2019 Large-scale Stage Plays and Works Funding Project of China National Arts Fund, the large-scale original drama The Heart of Heroes has become the opening drama of Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley, unveiling the prelude of the 10th anniversary of the "Drama Valley".