International Dance Day gala performance
Beijing Dance Theater with short form ballets “Farewell Shadows”, “Poison 1” and “Nightingale and Rose”
On April 26 and 27 at the Vanemuine Great Building
Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater (BDT) is led by its choreographer Wang Yuanyuan together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang. It has collaborated with many internationally renowned dramatists, musicians and designers, enriching the international dance stages with its world-class productions, each of which represents the highest level of Chinese contemporary dance. BDT’s repertoire includes: Stirred from a Dream, a dance-drama adapted from the Kun Opera Peony Pavilion; Diary of Empty Space, an energetic triple-bill and the company’s opening performance; Haze, a contemplation in a time of crisis; Prism, a triple-bill featuring work by choreographers from Sweden, Denmark, and Canada; and Color of Love, a sensual exploration of the emotional landscape of women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. All of these works have captured global attention. During 2011–2012, BDT will tour Europe and the US to perform Haze. In 2011, BDT is presenting Golden Lotus at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. They are also going to presenting Middle collaborating with French choreographer Anthony Egea at Festival Croisements, as well as Hesitation with the well-known Chinese theater director Lin Zhaohua.