Teachers

Bing Yang 杨冰

 

Born in Anshan, Liaoning Province in China, Bing started her professional dance training at age six. In 1986, she was admitted to the Liaoning Performing Arts School and graduated with the highest honor in 1993. Upon her graduation, Bing joined the Beijing Peking Opera Troupe. She was transferred to Beijing Zhanyou Song and Dance Ensemble in 1997 and engaged in advanced studies in literature from an art institution in Beijing in the same year.

In 2000, Bing was invited by the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City as cast member of their world concert tour for “The Peony Pavilion”. This work is a Chinese literature classic performed in Kunqu, one of the oldest and most extant forms of Chinese folk opera. In 2003, Bing was appointed Artistic Director of the Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) in New York City. Her work at CTW focused on developing new drama performances to facilitate Sino-western cultural exchange. The performances she conducted were hosted by the Boston University, the New York University, and the University of Maryland, etc.

Bing, her husband Baogang Liu, and two children now live in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

杨冰生于中国辽宁省鞍山市,自幼接受专业的舞蹈培训。1986年考入辽宁省戏剧学院戏剧表演系本科,1993年以优异的成绩毕业后直接调入北京京剧院工作,1997年考入北京军区政治部战友文工团,同年进入解放军艺术学院文学系进修。2000年受美国纽约林肯表演艺术中心邀请参加名著昆曲《牡丹亭》的世界巡回演出,演出反响热烈。2003年受纽约中国戏剧工作坊邀请留美担任该团艺术总监,任职期间的工作重心为开发新的戏剧表演形式以促进中西文化交流,并先后在波士顿大学、纽约大学、马里兰大学等著名高校进行推广演出。

 

Baogang Liu 刘宝钢

Born in a family of Peking Opera artists, Baogang developed a passion in Chinese traditional opera music at very young age. In 1985, he was admitted to the Liaoning Performing Arts School, studied in music, and later started his teaching career in the same school. In 1994, he received education in advanced music studies at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, and then became a teacher there. In 1999, Baogang was invited by the Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) in New York City as Music Director of CTW’s works “The White Snake” and “Little Red Riding Hood”. Besides theatrical work, Baogang was also involved in CTW’s Sino-western artistic and cultural exchange events, lectures, and performances at numerous world-class universities in U.S. to promote Chinese traditional art.

刘宝钢生于中国辽宁省本溪市的一个京剧世家,自幼受家庭熏陶而对京剧音乐产生了浓厚的兴趣。1984年考入辽宁省戏剧学院音乐系学习,毕业后留校任教。1993年考入中国戏曲学院音乐系深造学习。1999年受美国纽约中国戏剧工作坊邀请来美担任新剧《白蛇传》、《小红帽》的音乐总监。期间曾多次参加中西文化艺术交流活动,多次参加著名高校的讲学与中华文化的推广演出。