Dance Theatre - "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

Dance Theatre - "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
1/21/2022 - 1/22/2022
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket
Dance Theatre - "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

Dance Theatre - "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

1/21/2022 - 1/22/2022
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
100 - 280
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A down-to-earth but cool boy in dancing?

He combines KTV, hotpot, dragon dance and contemporary dance on the same stage

He is a rebellion in contemporary dance

His work from a chicken farm goes to international stage

Tears with laughs, nostalgia with a funny appearance

Soup, song, dance, these are all part of hometown


[Introduction]

A down-to-earth but cool boy in dancing?

He combines KTV, hotpot, dragon dance and contemporary dance on the same stage

You can see a lot of common stuff on this solo stage. Choreographer and dancer ER Gao dances to Tiktok effects, aMEI’s old songs and folk songs. He takes you back to his childhood, including Zurich and his hometown chicken farm.

He talks to the audience, cooks soup, boils hotpot, puts on a dragon dance show and recites poems. He uses a day-to-day, rural yet cutting-edge form to show the nostalgia feelings.


He is a rebellion in contemporary dance, who received all kinds of comments

ER Gao always uses his body as a tool for focusing. He uses different art forms to describe phenomenon such as identity and gender in an absurd and serious style. His works such as “Disco-Teca” is very different from the mainstream style, making him a controversial figure.


His work from a chicken farm goes to international stage, attracting much attention

You can only see your hometown clearly when you are away from it. ER Gao looks back to his hometown in "Kung Hei Fat Choy”, bringing it back to life. The work initiated from a chicken farm debuted on the stage of Rote Fabri in Zurich, Switzerland, and toured in Guangdong, Beijing, Macau and Hong Kong.


Tears with laughs, nostalgia with a funny appearance

The series of "Kung Hei Fat Choy" is an exploration of nostalgia by ER Gao and his team in recent years, working on the issues about fluidity, the parody of Too Cool, the hybridity and techno-culture of rural-urban combination, currently including a theater work "Kung Hei Fat Choy", a dance video "Kung Hei Fat Choy N+", and an independent project "Today's Special".


This time, ER Gao gathers his thoughts in the most intimate and complex “home”, a specific recreated space, in which he tries to accompany families through the live streaming and auspicious flying dragons, and to present a family communication and reconciliation process through overlapping the course of his life with the ones of family members’. This family dialogue is an invitation to true feelings, and also a question to the fading homeland and nostalgia. This time, ER Gao is going to treat us to dinner and let’s have soup, hot pot and watch movie together!

[About Concept/Choreographer/Dancer]

Concept/Choreographer/Dancer: ER Gao

He was commissioned by Ibsen International (Norway), YAP Festival 2019, Grass field Youth Dancer Project, Fabbrica Europa(Italy), Stella & Artists Macau, Hong Kong Jumping Frames Dance Film Festiva, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Guangdong Modern Dance Company, DPAC Dance Company (Malaysia) for theater, image and community art works. He was nominated as Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council artist in 2019, and worked as Japan AIT, Guangdong Modern Museum and Bethel House resident artist 2020. Since 2020, ER Gao’s independent image performance “Today’s Special” and his interview show “Key word” were presented in different art festivals. Recently  ER Gao and his company’s product of “Participating Art” is displayed at Guangzhou Arts Colleges museum, in the exhibition of “The first Trans-Southeast Asia Triennial research exhibition series PROJECT ”.

He’s works include the series of "Kung Hei Fat Choy", Disco-Teca, This is A Chicken Coop, Super Tight, Everyday Dance Movement. 

[CREATIVE TEAM]

Concept/Choreographer/Dancer: ER Gao

Music: Simon Bishop, Yang Jiang folksong

Video design: ER Gao

Lighting design: LI Junlong

Costume design: Yann Goah

Academic Advisors: WANG Qian

Co-choreography: ZHANG Dianling, LIU Qingyu, SU Zihao

Producer: WANG Lili, PAN Xiong

Presenter: Ergao Dance Production Group

Acknowledgement: Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, He Art Fund

[YOUTH INCUBATION 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&Time:

19:30, JAN 21, 2022
19:30, JAN 22, 2022

Venue: Experimental Theater @ Shanghai International Dance Center

Concept/Choreographer/Dancer: ER Gao

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Tickets: 100/180/200/280 RMB

Enjoy 10% discount between December 2-15

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Dance Theatre - "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
1/21/2022 - 1/22/2022
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket
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