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Classic Chinese Dances
Beijing Modern Dance Company Dance Drama Chinese Zodiac

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Theatre
Dates: July 21-22, 2017

Synopsis
According to the Chinese legend, there is a “Sleeping Mountain” described in Shan Hai Jing (a compilation of mythic geography and myth), which has been sleeping for hundreds of millions of years. In order to find time with life, Twelve zodiacs all arrive at the foot of the mountain. They believe that once they have reached the top, time would be infused with life, and Sleeping Mountain will be awake.

Roles:
Mountain Deity
Messengers (Day/Night)
Twelve Animals

Prelude: Call
I. Dream
II. Shout
III. Change
IV. Awaken
Finale: Absorption

Credits
Playwright/Director: GAOYAN Jinzi
General Set Designer: LIU Xinglin
Lighting Designer: XING Xin
Music: LIAO Jiawei, GUO Sida, GAO Chong
Costume/Style Designer: ZHONG Jiani
Multimedia Designer: HU Tianji
Technical Director: LI Xin
Assistant Director: GONG Zhonghui
Rehearsal Directors: LI Yimeng, CHEN Zihao
Choreographer/Presenter: Beijing Modern Dance Company

Cast
Mountain Deity: GAOYAN Jinzi
Messenger (Day): XING Long
Messenger (Night): YU G uojun
Rat: LI Yimeng
Ox: YUAN Shibo
Tiger: SU Pinwen
Rabbit: XIAO Fuchun
Dragon: GE Junyi
Snake: LUO Tian
Horse: ZHU Fengwei
Goat: WANG Yilin
Monkey: CHEN Zihao
Rooster: ZHOU Xinyu
Dog: GONG Zhonghui
Pig: WANG Xing

Presenter
Beijing Modern Dance Company
Founded in 1995, BMDC has received national and international acclaim from audiences, critics and experts alike for its diverse repertoire, one that integrates the traditional culture of China with influences from abroad. In over a decade of existence, BMDC has been at the forefront of developing contemporary arts within China, as well as bringing "the face of modern China" to the rest of the world.

The Company regularly performs throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, and at such festivals as the Berlin Art Festival, la Bienniale di Venezia, the Bahia Festival in Brazil, the Singapore Arts Festival, and Korea's Chang Mu International Dance Festival.

BMDC has been praised by The People's Daily as "an amazing chapter in Chinese modern dance history." The New York Times called BMDC "the most prominent of Chinese modern dance troupes." France's Le Figaro raved BMDC as "a top international company".

Source: eBeijing.gov.cn
Date: 2017-07-14