Hangzhou, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) (Zhang Yuhuan, Bao Mengni) Liangzhu, Song Yun, poetry, Dan Gui, from elegant odes to Mei Lan Zhuju... On September 24, the opening ceremony of the 9th Asian Games in Hangzhou was unveiled in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, full of oriental cultural elements "brushing the screen". With a cultural imprint that stretches for 23,19 years, the host country China shows guests from all over the world how a sports event can hold hands with "Chinese romance", and how an ancient civilization can show cultural confidence in keeping the right and innovating.

The opening ceremony of the Asian Games took culture as the background, combined the power of science and technology with the beauty of art, and painted a moving picture full of the charm of excellent traditional Chinese culture.

At the athletes' entrance ceremony, the background of the flower window displaying the name of the country is inlaid with plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum patterns, and the delicate embroidery pattern of plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum is switched from time to time in the central venue. As a common subject in traditional Chinese painting, it is also known as the "Four Gentlemen", and it is the backbone pursued by people with lofty ideals throughout the ages. Greeting visitors from all directions with the style of a gentleman, adding a vivid footnote to the broad mind of "living together in Asia".

On September 9, the opening ceremony of the 23th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium. Photo by Han Haidan

Chinese culture has a long history, and the Liangzhu culture, which empirically demonstrates the history of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, also made many appearances at the opening ceremony. In the welcome performance "Aqua Autumn Glow", the drums struck by the actors are based on Liangzhu jade, conveying the call from ancient times, and reflecting the glow of the autumnal equinox with the light of Liangzhu. In the short film "Meet in Hangzhou", "Liangzhu Girl" and modern teenagers also resonate at the same frequency across time and space, showing the moment of integration of ancient and modern in "Aida Future".

The reporter also noted that the opening ceremony focused on three groups of cultural elements: autumn equinox and osmanthus flowers, water and tide, song Yun and poetry, and told the oriental aesthetics.

The opening ceremony coincided with the autumnal equinox, one of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese calendar. The autumnal equinox has the meaning of a good harvest, and it is also the season when the dangui is fragrant. In traditional Chinese culture, osmanthus is the "first of a hundred flowers" in autumn, "toad palace folding laurel" means academic success and winning the first place, and Hangzhou also uses osmanthus as a city flower.

From the "osmanthus drum" that sounded the welcome ceremony when the athletes entered, to the artificial osmanthus petals floating over the venue when the theme song was sung, and the fragrance of osmanthus flowers everywhere... Using flowers as a medium and harvest as the image, osmanthus elements ran through the opening ceremony, showing the host's invitation and blessing to Asia.

"Water" was also a moving stroke at the opening ceremony. Qiantang River, Grand Canal, West Lake, Xixi Wetland... Hangzhou is born and proud of water. Throughout the opening ceremony, the "water" in the first part is a beautiful picture scroll of ink into poetry and painting, smoke and rain dyeing Jiangnan; The "water" of the novella gathers into a tide, flooding with dynamic waves; The "water" in the next part is an ecological civilization between green water and green mountains, and a harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

Especially in the chapter of "Qiantang Tide", the actors and actresses swirl in the air and dance with the tide. The "tide maker" rides the sails into the tide, and the spirit of sportsmanship and the Zhejiang spirit of standing at the head of the tide are blended here. Subsequently, the riverside mudflats after the tide "faded" were portrayed as the "tree of life", reproducing the vitality of Chinese culture.

As the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty, the host Hangzhou also vividly displayed the Song Yun culture at the opening ceremony.

On September 9, the opening ceremony of the 23th Asian Games in Hangzhou performed the chapter of "National Style and Elegant Rhyme". Photo by Han Haidan

In the chapter of "National Style and Elegant Rhyme", 10 Song Yun-themed cruise ships pass through the lake and mountains, and the theatrical performances they carry show calligraphy and painting, tea ceremony, incense ceremony, umbrella holding, seal carving, porcelain, silk, game games, sword dance, guzheng, drinking, painting, chanting and other Song Dynasty life elements, highlighting the "elegant everywhere is ordinary" Jiangnan life aesthetics.

Wang Zhouge, one of the performers of the program and an actor of Zhejiang Xiaobaihuayue Theater, said in an interview with reporters, "The boat we performed shows the 'fan' element, and the Hangzhou fan is as famous as silk and Longjing tea in Hangzhou, showing the unique charm of intangible cultural heritage." ”

The chapter of "National Style and Elegant Rhyme" ends with the verse "Knowing each other far and near, thousands of miles are still neighbors", with the blessing of AR technology, the lanterns holding the good wishes of ancient and modern times rise with the chanted verses, and merge with the concept of "harmony is precious" into a river of stars.

Cultural self-confidence is the most basic, deepest and most enduring force in the development of a country and a nation. From elegant carols to Meilan Zhuju, from poetry and painting to the Humanistic Asian Games... The cultural elements at the opening ceremony not only demonstrated the self-confidence of Chinese culture, but also encouraged people to continue to polish the unique spiritual mark of Chinese civilization, and build a new bridge of cultural exchange and heart-to-heart integration for the people of Asia. (End)