THE WAY OF GUQIN
JUN TIAN YUN HE ENSEMBLE
PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AND MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH PLAYKING FOUNDATION
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR WANG PENG
With its deep, elegant tone and expressive force, the guqin has become a symbol of China’s national spirit and traditional music culture.
The five Dao (‘ways’) of qin, calligraphy, tea ceremony, flower arrangement and incense are central to Chinese traditional culture; these arts are no mere relics of antiquity – they are an essential element of contemporary China.
Over the middle weekend of the Festival, the Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre transforms into an exhibition and workshop space, as the Jun Tian Yun He Ensemble demonstrate these ancient forms, sharing the artistry and aesthetics that lie at the very heart of Chinese culture.
From 11am: Exhibition & Workshop space opens
11.30am – 12pm: Incense ceremony
1 – 1.30pm: Calligraphy ceremony
2.30 – 3pm: Guqin and vocal performance
4 – 4.30pm: Tea ceremony
5.30 – 6pm: Collective, The five ways of qin ceremony
At 7pm: Exhibition & Workshop space closes
These performances made possible through the generous support of the China International Culture Association.