Yunnan Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Studio is the only theater in Kunming dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and dance traditions of Yunnan's twenty-five ethnic minorities. Yuansheng Studio features 15 full-time performers from Yunnan's Yi and Wa minorities - many of whom are some of the last living masters of their musical traditions.
The video clip above contains some of the numerous highlights of Yuansheng's performance of its production Sounds of the Yunnan Countryside. Filmed and edited by Kris Ariel, this performance from last Monday illustrates the remarkable vocal and instrumental versatility of each Yuansheng performer.
Yuansheng Studio's summer season will be wrapping up in the coming weeks, but there will still be performances each week, including Thursday (Aug 30). Tickets for the 90-minute show cost 60 yuan and performances start at 8:30 pm. For more information about upcoming performances, contact Yuansheng Studio at 2400237 or 13354608051. Yuansheng Studio is located within the Loft/Chuang Ku art compound at 101 Xiba Lu.
Yunnan Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Studio
101 Xiba Lu (Inside the Loft)
Tel: 2400237, 13354608051