The shandong story behind the start of Spring, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics

2022-06-23 0 By

“The grass sprouts, spring is coming;Everything is alive…”At the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Feb 4, the dance “Start of Spring” amazed the audience.Nearly 400 students from Laizhou Chinese Martial Arts School and Songjiang Martial Arts School in Shandong province, who have been training for more than four months for this moment, performed a matrix performance, just like the budding of new grass.The opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on February 4.This is the countdown show.After receiving the invitation letter from the Opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee, Laizhou Chinese Martial Arts School quickly formed a large performance troupe to participate in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games.According to the director of laizhou Chinese Martial Arts School, most of the children participating in the performance are in their mid-teens.The seemingly simple action of “lifting the rod” is actually very difficult to operate. “At a height of about 5 meters, the shining rod begins to swing, which is very difficult to control”.To this end, in the early stage of rehearsal, the director team specially increased the leg strength, arm strength, wrist strength, coordination and other aspects of the training, requiring the children to stare at the pole tip in the training moment do not relax.At the same time, in order to train the children’s emergency ability, the school also organized the children in the seaside field to face the sea breeze training.The opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on February 4.This is the countdown show.The Xinhua News Agency Chen Yichen According to introducing, taken from the Beijing institute of technology at the university of science and technology team also help director team made a detailed manual, to make logo on the latitude, longitude, angles, so that more efficient rehearsals, “every actor has a handbook of rehearsals, their location, spacing, Angle is different, there is no who can do actions who together”.Led by director Gao Zhiyi, the actors first rehearsed for two months in Shandong province in September last year. They practiced precise positioning and Angle control for six to seven hours a day. In addition to the relatively common 30 degrees and 90 degrees, the children also had to clearly understand the more “tricky” concepts such as 175 degrees and 176 degrees.At the same time, they have to change formation in time to music and video, presenting a visual state of undulating, alternating and overlapping feelings, which is a great challenge for memory and physical strength.In this stage, the director team continuously reported to the director team through video. After passing through layers, the actors came to Beijing from Shandong province for subsequent rehearsals.Also participating in the “Start of Spring” performance from the Song Jiang Martial Arts school students.In September last year, the School was tasked with selecting 100 students and five teachers to perform in the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.On October 7th, the teachers and students of Songjiang Martial arts School went to Yantai for closed training. On December 4th, they went to Beijing for training.This is the song Jiang martial arts school in 2008 to participate in the Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony performance, again into the Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony performance.At 22:50 on February 4th, the reporter called Luo Yanhai, the coach of Song Jiang Martial Arts School, who was at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.”Zero turnovers!Zero error!It was not easy to make it to the end. Many of the children were crying.”Luo Said excitedly.”With the alternates, nearly 180 students will perform in the opening ceremony.”According to Luo, in order to present a perfect performance, “the children memorized dozens of timetables every day, and every movement formed muscle memory.Children are very familiar with which Angle the pole is placed, which space it is aimed at, and what range and height it is.”Toward the end of “Start of Spring,” the light-rod changes from green to white, and a giant dandelion blooms in the nest, then is blown away by a child in the image on the ground.This romantic and ethereal scene creates the atmosphere of snowflakes flying in winter, and dandelion seeds are scattered everywhere, which also contains the beginning of spring.After more than four months of training, the students from Laizhou Chinese Martial Arts School and Songjiang Martial Arts School performed the lively scene of “The Beginning of Spring” in the Bird’s Nest stadium, and presented the “perfect combination of Chinese Spring Festival culture, Great Wall culture and Olympic culture” to the audience around the world.”These four months of training have not been for nothing, it is worth it!”Luo said.Source: Dazhong Daily, Shandong