Theatre, Circus, Dance

Beijing Dance Theatre

Haze

China

27 Feb-1 March 2014

Choreography by Wang Yuanyuan

Australian Exclusive/Premiere

 

The company doesn’t merely dance splendidly, it dances ferociously. LA TIMES

Onto a stark and unlit stage, 18 dancers enter to the low hum of white noise: so begins Beijing Dance Theatre’s resplendent portrayal of human movement and human nature.

A choreographic work of rapturous beauty, Haze channels the tension between China’s complex struggle with centuries-old traditions and its headlong rush into the future. In an entirely original theatrical coup, the piece places dancers on soft and unsteady ground, a cushioned floor that creates both uncertainty and protection. With every step they are thrown off balance, heightening the dramatic pace of the piece, while enabling a daring breadth of physicality that would have otherwise
been impossible.

For the Australian debut of one of China’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies, Beijing Dance Theatre brings together three exceptional artists, modern choreographer Wang Yuanyuan, lighting designer Han Jiang and visual artist Tan Shaoyuan. Buoyed by a haunting soundscape of Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No.3 and Biosphere’s ambient electronica, Haze is a sumptuous and evocative portrayal of a culture in the grip of social and spiritual change.

Artist Talk: Fri 28 Feb, post-show

Show duration: 70min no interval

You can download and view the program here.

Date

27 Feb-1 March 2014
His Majesty's Theatre

Thur 27 Feb, 7:30pm
Fri 28 Feb, 7:30pm
Sat 1 March, 7:30pm

Price

$25-$59
Premium $59
Premium - Friends $55
A Reserve $49
A Reserve - Friends $39.50
A reserve - Conc $45
B Reserve $37.50
FT Student (U30) $25

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