Made in China is an interdisciplinary performance uniting the talents of four creators/performers whose contemporary art practices have been influenced by China’s Cultural Revolution. Made in China will tour to Halifax Nova Scotia (Live Dance Art) and to Montreal Quebec (MAI) before its Toronto premiere, for two nights only, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.
Three of the artists, Wen Wei Wang (Artistic Director, Wen Wei Dance); Gao Yanjinzi (Artistic Director, Beijing Modern Dance Company); and Qiu Xia He (Musician, Silk Road Music) grew up in China and studied traditional arts from a young age. Video/sound artist Sammy Chien, who immigrated to Canada from Taiwan, is their younger counterpart. Chien brings a technological thrust to the work, contributing electroacoustic music and digital imagery.
Made in China emerges from the artists’ life stories and shared cultural history. “All my work”, explains Wang, “comes from my experience growing up. But this work is not narrative, and it’s not only about me. It’s about how “made in China” is starting to mean something else. It is about people in China needing art, and producing it.”
“…by turns surprising and spellbinding…” – Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight
“a visual feast that asks questions about change and loss, new life and what is left behind.” – Nancie Ottem, Review Vancouver
Event Type: Performance
DanceWorks presents the Toronto Premiere of Wen Wei Dance’s Made in China will start on
Date: Fri Oct 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly Enwave Theatre)
Price: Tickets: $35.50 - $42; $15 Discounts for seniors, students and groups.