Transition By UNTITLED GROUP

Transition By UNTITLED GROUP

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
4/25/2024 - 4/27/2024


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Transition By UNTITLED GROUP

Transition By UNTITLED GROUP

4/25/2024 - 4/27/2024
Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
180 - 646

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Positive reviews, a breathtaking show long expected
In-depth exploration, three-years polishing of body language
Precise and bold, rough beauty calculated by mathematics
High energy, challenging human body to its fullest
Unique stage, astonishing view of 4 figurines and 40 boxes
 
“Very creative masterwork” —— The Huffington Post
9.0 on Douban.com
Recommended by Xie Xin, Wu Mengke
 
Gu Jiani, a one-of-a-kind choreographer in China, commissioned artist of Shanghai International Dance Theater
A dialogue between human body and everything else to discover the human instinct of “Transition”
Introduction 
Its a show that I watched twice without any hesitation. As a dancer, I can image how much time and back-and-forth it took to build such a strong body language. “ – Former NDT dancer Wu Mengke
Nowadays we can rarely find someone who is devoted in doing detailed researches and spends a lot of time to do the creation work. Gu Jiani is one of them. The resilience and devotion in her work show that.” – Choreographer/Dancer Xie Xin
There is a trend of no-dance in the current dancing theaters. Gu Jiani still uses pure choreographing spirit to create a dramatic experience, which is very rare.” – Zhang Xian
Gu Jianis work is very creative. Its a masterwork breaking cliches. - The Huffington Post
Gu Jiani uses her sharp insight of life, her unique body language and stage setting to reveal the human status, without any holding-backs.” – Qing Qing, Chinese National Academy of Arts, School of Dance
 
Chinese choreographer Gu Jiani is back with her work of three years, to explore a grand life subject of “Transition” with a special dancing language. The artist spent more than 1000 days on creating “Transition”, which shows her observation of city, human and society, and her feelings of the ever-changing everything. It is a breathtaking piece using advance philosophy and extreme body.
Highlights
Positive reviews, a breathtaking show long expected
After its debut in May last year, “Transition” received positive feedbacks from both the audience and media. People are impressed by the power and flowing vibe in “Transition” and are surprised by Gu’s extraordinary choreography.  They say that they are looking forward to watching it again and “they will follow Gu’s work from now on.”
During the 1000 days of creation, “Transition” is also “transitioning” between rehearsals. It may not be a direct judgement of what’s happening, but a whole series of exploration of the subject “transition” with Gu’s signature body power and visual language.
 
In-depth exploration, three-years polishing of body language
Gu Jiani is a “hermit” and “fakirs” in dancing. She does not fear difficulty or injury. Her “UNTITLED GROUP ”has been practicing the “pushing” of martial art for many years, and using it in dancing movements, which gives Gu’s work a special vibe. Gu’s dancers are rough, and the dancers will express themselves with an authentic and pure style.
 
Precise and bold, rough beauty calculated by mathematics
 Gu Jiani always breaks the “security feeling” on stage. Some of her movements are well calculated that they can only be performed at a precise point. The dancers are “at risk” as they use an explosive yet controllable body language, movements that are precise or even risky, and abnormal standing postures. The “risk” helps them to break the boundaries of body.
 
High energy, challenging human body to its fullest
People who watched Gu Jiani’s work will be compelled by the strong power in it. The power comes from human body itself. It is cold, sharp, while being bold and exciting. Gu Jiani always challenges the physical limitation of dancers to show the great power of human body.
 
Unique stage, astonishing view of 4 figurines and 40 boxes
All stage elements on “Transition” carry an ever-changing observation of nature. Gu Jiani sets up 4 figurines and 40 boxes in the work, which is a metaphor of complex by using a simple setting. The plastic figurines show the inner meaning under a special surface.
Sound composition Gan Jian uses vocal pattern such as low-frequency and vibration to bring some new levels to the work. The voices can influence everyone’s mental status and show the “linkage between human beings.”
Creative Team
Concept Designer & Choreographer | GU JIANI
Dancers | WANG XUANQI  MING DA  SHI FEIYANG GU JIANI
Sound Designer | GAN JIAN
Lighting Designer & Technical Director | RAY
Stage Designer | GU JIANI
Costume Designer | ZHANG SISI
Lighting Design Operator | LIU HENGZHI
Sound Operator | BAN HUA
Stage Design Operator|CHEN LIANGRU
Stage Manager | ZHOU YAJING
Videographer and Photographer | HUA DONG  CAHNG XIAO
Video Editor | GU JIANI
Graphic Designer | FAN CONG
Stage Production | WANG BOMING
Producer | GU JIANI
Executive Producer | YANG FUYAO
 
Production  | UNTITLED GROUP
Co - Commissioned by | YAP Festival / Freespace,West Kowloon Cultural District / Shanghai International Dance Center Theater
 
UNTITLED GROUP 
The Chinese name of UNTITLED GROUP can be translated and broken down into the components of “shi kou” and “wu". In this contrast of the two concepts, a process of extraction, inversion, and exchange occurs, allowing for the discovery of many meanings, and at the same time, a return to the thing itself. From this, is a play on the idea that the "organization" is built from no organization. This is the core behind Gu Jiani's establishment of the working group UNTITLED GROUP. The creation of the working group attempts a series of multi-media exploration through the construction of body, visuality, sound, objects and space, discovering new languages in the relationship between physics and psychology. UNTITLED GROUP is an extension of the "Go & N SPACE body plan", which was jointly established by Gu Jiani and Li Nan in 2013, and building on the work with Gu's dance partner Wang Xuanqi in 2016.

Notice

Date: 2024.4.25 (Thur.) - 2024.4.26 (Fri.) 19:30

          2024.4.27 (Sat.) 16:30

Venue: Grand Theater @ Shanghai International Dance Center

Duration: 60 minutes

Tickets: 180/280/380 RMB

Double Tickets :476(280*2*0.85) RMB/646(380*2*0.85) RMB


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Transition By UNTITLED GROUP

Venue:
Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theater
1650 Hongqiao Road Changning Shanghai
Date:
4/25/2024 - 4/27/2024


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