Houying Dance Theatre DISAPPEAR

Houying Dance Theatre DISAPPEAR

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
10/15/2021 - 10/16/2021
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket
Houying Dance Theatre DISAPPEAR

Houying Dance Theatre DISAPPEAR

10/15/2021 - 10/16/2021
Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
180 - 580
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Commissioned by China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Co-produced by Houying Dance Theater and Shanghai International Dance Center

A work rising above the chaos, HOU Ying focuses on present, sharp like a sword

Approach, dodge, attack, combat, fight, hit and return,

The dance language born from fencing art,

Wake up your awareness about existing life


[ INTRODUCTION ]

One of the human instincts is the desire to win, the desire to survive and the resistance to death. Human beings try their best to be better to exist, but also to better disappear《Disappear》 was born in the chaos of the world, people in different social systems and cultures had no time to respond. They were suddenly deprived of their lives, loved ones, and lives. Now we are in the "post epidemic" period, with mixed feelings.

Witnessing the disaster of human society, the "daily disaster" closer to us is the sword to pierce the will. The "daily disaster" of terror is the disappearance of justice and conscience, which is more horrible than the disappearance of the body.

Approach, dodge, attack, combat she transforms fencing into modern dance

When the dancers take off the fencing equipment one by one, we ask: how to put away the edge of the inner sword? When to stop being jealous and full of malice? Why do people in the competition and attack sink into the fate of attack again and again in silence? We will be lost in thought by the repeated "close, dodge, jump, attack, fly, fight, hit and return" on the stage.

The highlight of this work is to transform fencing into modern dance. It's a magic work. It's antithetical—A living language is coming into being, which is a symbol of fencing. The dance language will be more amazing and philosophical.


HOU Ying, a choreogragher reported by The New York Times for three times

She broke the traditional mode of Chinese dance, explored the post-modern dance art, and paid attention to the body energy from the East and the post-modern dance from the west with the combination of modern body deconstruction technology, her works are abstract and absurd, forming a highly recognizable "Hou's body skill".

She won the Gold Award of Belarus International Dance Competition and China Five Top Project Prize in 1996. Her name had been reported by The New York Times for three times. She joined the production of “Picture” in the opening ceremony of Beijing Summer Olympic in 2008. In 2011, She founded Houying Dance Theater in Beijing. After many years of thinking and experiment, DISAPPEAR celebrates the 10th anniversary of Houying Dance Theater.

[ Words From Choreographer ]

A picture always lingers in my mind, that is sports competition, confrontation, game, counter balance. I choose to fight sword as tableaux, it is a protective coat, two people face to face wearing helmets, can not see each other's face - they are serious opposite stab. The so-called stab is just a touch, a touch to stop. With metaphors of control, conquest and violence, the sword in the hand here represents the unload desire,  everything will disappear at the moment of trying to show self-strength, both sides in the game are playing chess with themselves at the same time. "

"The creation timeline starts on January 29, 2020. In our fight against the virus, the fear of death dominates everything else demand. A year later, whenever I stand in front of the window, I can still recall the New York City I was in when the epidemic broke out. The sound of the ambulance siren in my ears is piercing over the city. "  —— Hou Ying


[ CHOREOGRAPHER: HOU Ying ]

She broke the traditional mode of Chinese dance, explored the post-modern dance art, and paid attention to the body energy from the East and the post-modern dance from the west with the combination of modern body deconstruction technology, his works are abstract and absurd, forming a highly recognizable "Hou's body skill", known as" the Kafka of dance world. "

She was graduated in Jilin Art University, 1990. In 1991, She joined the art troupe of General political department of the armed police corps, after that, she joined Guangdong experimental modern dance company. Her piece Spirit of Night won the Gold Award of Belarus International Dance Competition and China Five Top Project Prize in 1996. She was the Asian Cultural Council awarded artist in NYC in 2001. From 2002 to 2004, she became the leading dancer of New York Shen Wei Dance Arts, and since then, her name had been reported by The New York Times for three times. She established the Vision Dance Theater in 2006 and joined the production of《Picture》 for the opening show of Beijing Summer Olympic in 2008. In 2011, she founded Hou Ying Dance Theater and moved back to Beijing.

Hou Ying possess a global outlook to teaching and sharing her choreography experiences, she was invited to host movement research lectures and workshops in New York University, University of Michigan, California State University, National Taiwan University, Hong Kong Technology university, Tsinghua University, Beijing Dance Academy, Central Arts Academy, Shanghai Fudan University and Nanjing Art Academy. She was titled as visiting professor by Beijing Modern Music Institute and Jilin Art Institute.


[ CREATIVE TEAM ]

Commissioned by China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Choreographer, director: Hou Ying

Performance Group: Houying Dance Theater

Composer: Cornelius Berkowitz (Austria)

Lighting design: Chen Jianming

Stage design: TIAN Jianping

Modeling design:  Zhang Qi

Special fencing coach: Tian Yuchuan, Liang Jiayue

Performance: Houying Dance Theater

Co-presenter: Houying Dance Theater, Ming Contemporary Art Museum

Notice

Date&Time:

19:30, OCT 15, 2021
19:30, OCT 16, 2021

Venue: Grand Theater @ Shanghai International Dance Center

Choreographer, director:
HOU Ying

Commissioned
by China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Co-presenter:
Houying Dance Theater, Ming Contemporary Art Museum

Co-producer:
Houying Dance Theater, Shanghai International Dance Center

Performance Group:
Houying Dance Theater

Duration:
Approximately 70 minutes

Tickets:
80/180/280/380/480/580/680 RMB

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.

Guided by Shanghai municipal instructions for art centers, following countermeasures are implemented by Shanghai International Dance Center Theatre to prevent COVID-19 virus:

  1. Tickets purchasing: paper tickets will be valid.
  2. Entering time: The audience can start to enter the auditorium 60 minutes before the performance starts.
  3. Validation: Please walk pass the gate in turn at the main entrance to have your Shanghai QR code checked and temperature measured. Please wear a face mask to enter the theater.

*This notice will be adjusted according to the city’s further guidelines based on the pandemic’s situation.


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Houying Dance Theatre DISAPPEAR

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
10/15/2021 - 10/16/2021
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket