Dance Theater FROM SILENCE

Dance Theater FROM SILENCE

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
6/4/2021 - 6/5/2021
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Dance Theater FROM SILENCE

Dance Theater FROM SILENCE

6/4/2021 - 6/5/2021
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
100 - 150
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Commissioned by Shanghai International Dance Center Theater
Choreographed by QIAN Ming, Rehearsal Director of NOMADIC and SAMSARA
Specially joined by HU Shenyuan
Electronic music of oriental style
Contemporary dancer, Latin dancer, Ballet dancer, street dancer……
She probes into the “silence”, telling the story of the silent whose dance is anything but silence.

ABOUT From Silence

Silence is sometimes like a piece of luggage that can be, at any time, thrown out from the train called Body. Yet, sometimes the silence speaks louder than the train.
—— Choreographer|QIAN Ming

A piece about SILENCE

If silence is a language, dance is its most powerful expression.

According to J. M. Coetzee, silence is not a symbol of negativity or cowardice, but a way to talk with reality, reflected in the speculation of "silence is better than sound". The "silence" in the work focuses on the identity of the dancer. The silent bodies give expressions to "language" which is not the language recorded by words, nor the content carried by words, but an internal surge. If we think of silence as a language, dance will be its most powerful expression.

While silence is expressed through body, the silence of dancers is spoken by bodies that are never silent.

A piece of Dance Theater

“Listen” to the silent stories of eight different dancers

Through the silence of dancers, the work focuses on a consistent depicting of “the self”. It tries to combine the interpretation of linguistics with the interpretation of dance body language, and sheds light onto the dancers themselves. The work explores the meaning of silence through the dancers’ bodies. The dancers on the stage use the narratives of their experience to constitute a string of silent events.

As a contemporary dance theater, eight dancers in the work have different dance backgrounds. Some are contemporary dancers, some Latin dancers, some ballet dancers and some street dancers. Why are they silent? The work will tell the story of silence in different backgrounds.

A piece that tries to talk to you

Let the dancers “talk” with the audience.

Silence is a collective phenomenon. Why are you silent in the present world? When silence becomes a phenomenon, what is your silence expressing? In this work, dancers will constantly ask questions, and then answer them using language or in a physical way. In a silent theater, the silence of the audience inadvertently becomes another kind of answer, which constitutes an interesting "talk" between the dancers and the audience.

WORDS FROM THE CHOREOGRAPHER

This is a work focusing on body in the present. I try to show an in-depth perspective of interpreting silence through the existing memories of bodies. The original intention of the work is not only about the analysis and research on the individual level of "silence", but also an exploration of the physical essence in silent behaviors, as well as the contemplations over what silence being a kind of language means to dancers. When this language meets a dancer’s body, it’s like the world where language is conceived pushes and pulls with the reality. Through bodies I depict the silence of dancers, and “body” is also a cultural vision into which I wish to go deeper.

CREATIVE TEAM
Choreography: QIAN Min
Special guest: HU Shenyuan
Dancer: Yi yi, JI Jie, XIONG Chen, ZHOU Ting, WU Yuzhe, WANG Qiang, QIAN min
Dramaturge: WANG Mengfan
Visual Design: GAO Jie
Composer: Zaliva-D, WANG Yuanqing
Stage Manager: WU Xi
Photo by: LV Yue
Commissioned by Shanghai International Dance Center Theater

Notice

Date:

2021.06.04 @ 19:30

2021.06.05 @ 19:30

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.

⚠️ Children Under 1.2 m Not Permitted


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Dance Theater FROM SILENCE

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
6/4/2021 - 6/5/2021
Choose Price:
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket