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WSD2017|The Peony Pavilion
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers


Zhengping Zhou

The Peony Pavilion

Selected Category: Lighting Design

Category: Lighting Design

Design Statement

The stage design for Kunqu Opera the Peony Pavilion is abstractive and simple against a white background. Therefore, the lighting design will create better results on a white stage. The changeful stage lightings display different scenes and show the transition of emotions. The changes in lighting work for the virtuality of the performance and the freedom of time and space in the Peony Pavilion, ensuring that actors and actresses stand out at any time on the stage. Everything is shown or concealed at the right time, corresponding with the inner heart of the characters and bringing the audience into the show.

Zhengping Zhou

Zhou Zhengping, studied Lighting Design and Stage Design and graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Central Academy of Drama. He is Vice President of China Institute of Stage Art, Specially Appointed B.A. and Ph.D. Assessment Expert of the Central Academy of Drama and Class I Stage Designer of Zhejiang Research Institute of Culture and Arts. He has been a stage designer and lighting designer for major theaters in China, e.g., National Centre for the Performing Arts, China National Opera House, China National Peking Opera Company, National Theatre of China, The Northern Kunqu Theatre, Beijing People’s Art Theatre and etc..
Main design works of Zhou Zhengping include: Peking Opera the Lucky Purse, Hua Ziliang, drama the Field of Life and Death, Thunderstorm, Kunqu Opera Peony Pavilion, Ban Zhao, Yue Opera Lu You and Tang Wan, Yu Opera Jiao Yulu, Dance Drama Li Shutong, Wagner’s opera Tannhauser, Götterdämmerung, opera Turandot, musical Jane Eyre, Ballet Pursuing for Shangri-La and etc.. He has worked as a stage and lighting designer for more than 400 plays of over 60 types of operas and dramas.
Awards received:
Wenhua Award for Stage Design, Chinese government award for culture and art, for eight times;
Outstanding Stage Design Award and Outstanding Lighting Design Award of Chinese Traditional Opera Festival for eight times;
Chinese Golden Lion Award for Drama;
Outstanding Lighting Design Award in the 1st Chinese Opera Festival;
Outstanding Lighting Design Award in the 3rd Peking Opera Festival;
Grand Award for Works of the 2nd Stage Art Exhibition of China;
Institute Award for Lighting Design of China Institute of Stage Design for seven times. Design works for exhibitions:
The 2nd World Stage Design Seoul Korea 2009 (WSD2009)
One of the famous designers whose works were exhibited in China Pavilion in the 12th Prague Quadrennial (Czech)
One of the famous designers whose works were exhibited in China Pavilion in the 13th Prague Quadrennial (Czech)
Theatrical Visual Art Exhibition of Chinese-speaking Region of 2000 (Taipei)
Outstanding Stage Design Work Exhibition of the International Academic Conference on Stage Art Shanghai 2006
The 2nd Chinese Stage Art Exhibition (Nanjing 2003) The 3rd Chinese Stage Art Exhibition (Beijing 2015)

Email Address: zhou.zhengping@163.com

Theatre Company The Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-09-08

The Premiere Space of Production Mei Lanfang Theatre

Author Tang Xianzu

Director/ Choreographer Cao Qijing

Set Designer Liu Xinglin

Lighting Designer Zhou Zhengping

Costume Designer Lan Ling

Sound Designer /

Projection and Multi-Media Designer /

Other Creative Collaborator/s /