Yang Liping was born in a Bai family in Dali. Her father Yang Yinbao and mother Yang Xianguo are both Bai. But when she was very young, her parents divorced because she was the eldest in the family and had three younger brothers and sisters. Naturally, the responsibility of taking care of them fell on Yang Liping's shoulders. She has never been to any dance school. With her talent, she joined Xishuangbanna song and dance troupe from the village in 1971.
In 1979, the large-scale national dance drama "Peacock Princess" starring Yang Liping won the first prize of Yunnan Province in 1979.
After 1980, they were transferred to the Central Ethnic song and dance ensemble. Known as "Peacock Dance", it is the first dancer in China to hold a personal dance party.
In 1986, she created and performed the solo "the spirit of birds", which made her famous. She won the first prize of creation and the first prize of performance in the second national dance competition. In 1988, he was named one of the top ten news figures of that year by Beijing daily.
In 1989, the TV film "Yang Liping's dance art" appeared. Over the years, she has visited many countries in the world for art exchanges, and held special dance parties in the Philippines, Singapore, Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and other countries and regions. She also wrote, directed and acted in the film "Sunbird" and won the jury award at the Montreal International Film Festival.
In 1990, he performed the solo "the spirit of birds" at the closing ceremony of the 11th Asian Games in Beijing.
In 1992, Yang Liping became the first Chinese mainland dancer to perform in Taiwan.
In 1993, at the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, her duet "two trees" won the first place in the audience vote.
In 1994, the State Council of the people's Republic of China awarded her the title of model of national unity and progress. The solo dance "the spirit of birds" won the gold medal of the 20th century dance classic of the Chinese nation.
In 1995, he appeared in King Lanling. The film is the first film director in China to study in the United States, directed by Hu Xuehua, Ph.D., photographed by Gu Changwei, and produced by he Xuntian.
In 1997, she participated in Osaka International Art Festival, Japan, and was awarded the highest art award by Osaka International Exchange Center. The Philippine National Folk Dance Association presented her as a lifelong member.
In 1998, her film "Sunbird" won the jury award of Montreal International Film Festival.
In 2002, he acted as Mei Chaofeng in the mainland version of the biography of Shooting Heroes. Known as out of print Mei Chaofeng, well received.
In 2003, Yang Liping retired from the central national song and dance troupe and returned to Yunnan to pick up the style and choose the actors. In 2003, Yunnan image, a large-scale original song and dance, was successfully held in Kunming.
In 2004, Yunnan image, a large-scale original song and dance collection, which was edited, directed and starred, won the Gold Award for dance poetry, the best actress award, the best director award, the best costume design award and the excellent performance award of the fourth China Dance Lotus Award.
In 2005, he won the Montblanc international art sponsorship Award for his original ecological song and Dance Collection Yunnan image. He has made outstanding artistic contributions to the exhibition of Yunnan's national culture, thus becoming the only person in the mainland who won the award in 2005. Ms. Yang Liping, in addition to winning the commemorative prize of the Montblanc international art sponsorship award, also received a 2005 limited issue art sponsor "Pope Julius II" 888 series special edition ink pen made of pure gold by Montblanc, as well as a prize of 15000 Euro yuan.
In 2006, he was the artistic director of Jiuzhaigou rongzhongerjia Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
In 2009, impression of Yunnan began its annual World Tour, making Chinese art enter the world's top PBS brand series "great performance" for the first time. Impression of Yunnan made a promotion performance in Cincinnati for two consecutive weeks, and 16 wonderful performances made a sensation throughout the United States. The mayor of Cincinnati specially named the performance day "Yunnan impression" day, which became a special anniversary in Cincinnati history.
In 2011, China's first large-scale original Tibetan song and dance music "Tibetan mystery", which Yang Liping was the chief director, was officially staged in Tokyo Grand Theater on April 5, which was also the first large-scale performance in Japan after the disaster.
On January 17, 2011, a bright "China Red" was erected on the New York Times Square. Six electronic displays simultaneously broadcast China's first national image propaganda film. Yang Liping, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Zilin, Zhou Xun and Fan Bingbing, standing or sitting, appeared on the first screen of "China's national image film - characters" with the image of "beautiful and fashionable Chinese". The five actresses in the promo are touted as "five beauties of China".
On January 29, 2015, BTV confirmed Yang Liping as the director of song and dance programs of 2015 BTV Spring Festival Gala. In the same year, the dance drama "ambush on all sides" was Yang Liping's new work in 2015. As the chief director and artistic director, Yang Liping's creation lasted more than one year. It was another stage work with a new concept after the dance drama "Peacock". It landed in Wuhan Qintai Grand theater from June 30 to July 2.
On the evening of October 5, 2017, ambush was staged in Melbourne.
On January 29, 2018, "winter of Peacock" appeared in Tianjin Grand Theater.
On September 29, 2020, Yang Liping's national musical "a Peng looking for Jinhua" premiered in Dali City, Yunnan Province.
In 1980, Yang Liping was transferred to the central national song and dance troupe, and soon became the pillar of the troupe. At this time, she fell in love with a dancer. After that, they all found each other unsuitable. In the end, Yang Liping ended her first marriage.
In 1990, she was famous at home and abroad for her solo dance "the spirit of the bird". Yang Liping's graceful dancing style has attracted the attention of a Chinese named Liu Chunqing in the United States. Liu Chunqing was born in a business family in Taiwan. In the spring of 1995, they had a romantic wedding. After they broke up, Liu Chunqing also returned to Taiwan.
Spring Festival Gala works
Take part in the film
Take part in TV series
On December 5, 2013, Yang Liping visited the teachers and students of Dexin school. Yang Liping and her staff came to Ciba "Dexin school" for public welfare activities, and sent out 400 happy invitation. Please watch the wonderful performance "4D Magic Dance Season" of 2013 Yunnan Kunming Yang Liping nationality dance season.
In March 2012, BMW praised Ms. Yang Liping for her efforts and artistic achievements in these fields, and promoted her dream of inheriting national folk art through various forms. The two sides jointly set up the "Yunnan image art inheritance center" to help the art education of poor young people in remote mountainous areas of Yunnan. In October, Ms. Yang Liping became the first honorary art consultant of "BMW master hall".
On October 8, 2011, Yang Liping attended the signing ceremony of famous enterprises joining Hangzhou Golden Coast in Hangzhou.
Award winning record
For a long time, people have called this mysterious dancer who came out of the mountains "witch" - a person who is good at speaking with her body. Audiences in Southeast Asia call her "dancing God". Yang Liping's pure and soft dance is a special artistic image and special smart temperament. She is a real artist, creator, practitioner and a unique dancer. (people's online review)
Yang Liping feels like a very emotional woman. Her artistic perception is also very strong. Her unique artistic way of thinking and real life experience make her a unique dancer. (Yunnan online review)
On June 7, 2020, the comment on Yang Liping's social account caused a heated discussion. Yang Liping was unmarried and had no children. Some netizens commented that "the biggest failure of a woman is to have no children". Qi Wei, Li ruotong, Chen Derong, Chen Shu and other actresses have written to deny this view.
Qi Wei wrote that "we are no longer a tool for procreation"; Li ruotong wrote that we should not rashly decide our own life because of age and other people's eyes, but learn to respect other people's decisions; Chen Derong wrote that our own value does not need to be defined by others. Chen Shu also showed a screenshot of his lines, firmly saying that "the value of women is not to have children with them.".
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