Jin Xing Dance Theatre Young Choreographers’ Special Performance
Two individual performances are sheduled to show the creative work of young choreographers from Jin Xing Dance Theatre – “Wandering in dreams” on July 16 & 17 and “Their world” on July 18 & 19.
The two performances are combined by 11 different pieces of dances created by the young choreographers of Jin Xing Dance Theatre. These dances are inspired by their reflections of the world, observations of life, and explorations of themselves. In a rather isolated environment, those works are shaped and polished during the pandemic in 2020. After several rounds of reformance, they are now ready for the audience.
About Wandering in Dreams
“Wandering in Dreams” collectively showed for dance pieces with different styles and perspectives capturing a dreamy world. Choreographers observe the up-and-downs in a normal world from a surreal perspective. Everyone chooses, chases and experiences his/her own path in a dream-like situation such as overlapping time and space, blurry life status and abstract body language. Watching the performance will allow you to experienc a dream and to explore yourself and the world through a delicate body expression.
Jin Xing is a famous Chinese dance artist and the pioneer of Chinese contemporary dance. She is the first full scholarship winner of the American Asian Culture Fund and the American Dance Festival from mainland China. She was employed as a choreographer by an Italian TV station and the Royal Belgian Dance Academy.
“Half Dream” won the best choreography award at the American Dance Festival in 1991.
In 1996, she was invited by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture as the founder of Beijing Contemporary Dance Company. In 1998, her masterpiece Red and Black was awarded Wenhua Award by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China.
In 1999, she established the Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre, the first private dance group in China.
In 2006, she successfully founded the “Dance in Shanghai” International Contemporary Dance Festival, organized by NGO, making great contributions to the development and international exchanges of contemporary dance in China.
Jin Xing Dance Theatre
The Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre was established in 1999, the first private contemporary dance group in China. The Theatre now has 18 outstanding dancers，working together with the famous dancer Jin Xing, the artistic director of the Theatre.
Since the establishment, Jin Xing Dance Theatre has traveled to many countries and regions such as Asia, Europe and North America, also been invited to perform in significant art festivals and dance festivals around the world, such as the British and Swiss dance festivals, Venice Art Biennale in Italy, Salzburg Festival in Austria, World Expo Zaragoza 2008 in Spain, Macau Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Adelaide Festival in Australian, and many dance festivals in Germany, United States and France.
The Theatre is famous for several masterpieces, including The Shanghai Tango which was adapted from the stage-drama Thunderstorm, and Carmina Burana which was adapted from the opera Song of Beuren, and several repertoires which integrate Eastern and Western cultural conflicts such as From East To West, The Most Fascinating Shanghai, The Farthest And The Nearest, and the most oriental characteristic works like Made in China - Dream of the Garden, Chinese-style Communication. During 20 years, the Theatre has also invited several foreigner choreographers and musicians collaborating with Chinese talents to dedicate the repertoires like Trinity, Different Loneliness, Wildflowers.
Date: Jul.16 (Thu.) - Jul.17 (Fri.) @ 19:30
Duration: 70 mins (Intermission 15 minutes)
There is no age limit but children under 1.2 meters are not allowed into the venue.
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. Pre-sale: Only 30% of the tickets will be available for each performance during the first round of pre-sale period.
2. Tickets purchasing: Please select your seats online and both e-tickets and printed tickets by mail will be valid.
3. Ticket claim: Please get your tickets before the performance date or 90 minutes before the performance and follow our staff’s guidance to keep social distance.
4. Entering time: The audience can start to enter the auditorium 60 minutes before the performance starts.
5. Validation: Your body temperature and Shanghai QR code will be check at the entrance. Only the audience with green code and normal temperature can enter the theater. Please wear a face mask to enter the theater. Please fill in your personal information form provided by the theater too.
This notice will be adjusted according to the city’s further guidelines based on the pandemic’s situation.