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Dance Theater Divine

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
6/18/2021 - 6/19/2021
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket
Dance Theater Divine
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Dance Theater Divine

6/18/2021 - 6/19/2021
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
100 - 200
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Choreography by Yu Jinying is rated as "Dance genius on high-wire" (France's Le Monde). 

The first half of the dance is called "The sun". Through accurate calculation, it presents the audience with the digital aesthetics of 23 minutes and 56 seconds. 

As an extreme dance with hands and feet tied, its second half is called "Divine" and tells a story of a mythical spectacle.  

The settings include a 140 square meter long skirt and a rotating lever, accompanied with bells and cello. 

This show allows you to experience the " indescribable spectacle" and "wonderland and fantasy" praised by the overseas media.

【Introduction】

ACT 1. THE SUN

THE SUN is the first dance of YING Dance Theatre’s symbolic series.

Running in constantly changing circles, the two dancers resemble hands in the clock, that every step of theirs trembles and are irresistible like ticking minutes and seconds.

The viewed and viewers are all immersed in this circulatory universe of concentrated time and space. In altogether 23 minutes and 56 seconds, let’s witness purpose of infinity.

A indescribable spectacle. ———Le Monde

Running while lying back, the dancers seem to break away from the pull of gravity, along with the axis drifting. ——The Paper

ACT 2. Divine

Created in early 2020, TOP is YING Dance Theatre’s first solo dance. The idea originated from a tiny quarantined room that goes under two square meters in size——how possibly can one dance when she no longer enjoys absolute freedom to stretch her arms, legs or even body?

“Constraint” then acts as motivation. When the dancer stands with her back to the audience, the whole performance could be read like a poem that sings for the world’s tenderness and resilience. Moving light as a breeze, and captivating as a dream, she illuminates loneliness with a trapped body.

21 minutes of wonderland and fantasy. ———Le Monde

Hu Jing (the dancer) controls her body like people control their speech. She knows how to dance like a breath, with punctuation. ——The Paper

【YING DANCE THEATRE】

Founded in 2018, YING Dance Theatre starts from Beijing, China, and has now become one of the youngest professional dance troupes in the country, attracting wildspread attention by its exploration of artistic body movements, and profound performances embodied their vision of time and space and concern of life.

Performances TOP, THE SUN, O and M have been invited to the Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theatre, He Art Museum, the Greater Bay Dance Festival, the ARANYA Art Center.

【Concept, Choreography: Yu Jinying】

Born in 1993 from China's Guangdong province, Yu Jinying took up dancing at 18 and became a dancer of the TAO Dance Theatre at 21. He toured worldwide with TAO Dance Theatre at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, the Tanz in August Festival in Berlin, the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Asia Art Center and the Cloud Gate Theater, among other more than 50 city theaters and art festivals.

Rated as “Dance genius on high-wire"(France's Le Monde), Yu Jinying founded YING Dance Theatre in 2018; and has choreographed performances TOP, THE SUN, O and M. Crossover collaboration has been established with various acknowledged artists and institutions such as apparel designer Ma Ke, Meng Theatre Studio, SPURS Gallery, OUDE WAAG and director Wen shipei.

【Hu Jing / Dancer】
Background:
Born in 1993, from Shanxi Province, China
Experience:
2018,joined YING Dance Theater, and performed in TOP, O and M;
2015 to 2018, dancer of TAO Dance Theater;
2015, graduated from Beijing Dance Academy with a modern dance degree, and received professional studies at Martha Graham Dance Company;
2008, participated in the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games and the 60th founding anniversary show of China National Acrobatic Troupe.

【Han Chengpu / Dancer】
Background:
Born in 1993, from Hunan Province, China
Experience:
2018, joined YING Dance Theatre, and performed in THE SUN, O and M;
2016 to 2018, performed “Extremely Unclear” by Paper Tiger Theater; performed Icosahedron by Israel choreographer Matan Zamir; participated in dance drama The Moon Opera produced by Yabin Wang Dance Company, and performed it in the National Centre for the Performing Arts and Budapest Spring Festival.

【Ming Keru / Dancer】
Background:
Born in 1997, from Liaoning Province, China
Experience:
2019, joined YING Dance Theatre, and performed in THE SUN;
2018, performed in the debut of “Rite of Spring” by choreographer Yang Liping at Shanghai International Arts Festival.

【Creative Team】
THE SUN
Concept, Choreography: Yu Jinying
Dancer: Han Chengpu, Ming Keru
Stage Device: Liang Chen
Music: Deng Boyu
Costume: Chen Siyu, Zhang Yi

Divine
Concept, Choreography: Yu Jinying
Dancer: Hu Jing
Compose, cello: Aiys Song
Costume: Jingwei Yin(OUDE WAAG)
Stage Device: Liang Chen

【About "Youth Incubator Platform"】

Shanghai International Dance Center Theater Youth Incubation Platform (hereinafter referred to as "Youth Incubation Platform") is platform for young dance artists in China who have room for growth and development to communicate and display, sponsored and established by the Shanghai International Dance Center Theater. It provides creative resources, funding, publicity and exchange and learning opportunities for outstanding young dancers, promoting development and catalyzing innovation. It provides a new window for Chinese original dance works to go out of the country and into the world.

Notice

Date:

2021.06.18 @ 19:30

2021.06.19 @19:30

Duration:  60mins with 15 mins intermission (The sun 23 minutes 56 seconds/ Divine 21 minutes)

⚠️ Children Under 1.2 m Not Permitted

Notice for Audience

Valid ticket must be produced to gain entry. Please keep the ticket properly, or the admission will be defined if the ticket is lost, destroyed or painted on.


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Dance Theater Divine

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
6/18/2021 - 6/19/2021
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket