Lu Xun-inspired ballet at Kennedy Center

DPDSB_BeijingDanceTheater_400x400Next week the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., will present one of China’s newest contemporary ballet companies, Beijing Dance Theater (founded in 2009 by Wang Yuanyuan), performing a collection of works called Wild Grass, inspired by poems of Lu Xun: https://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=DPDSB Wang is one of China’s most successful young female choreographers and dance entrepreneurs. Her adaptation of Jin Ping Mei generated controversy and attention a few years ago: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/arts/24iht-dance24.html http://blog.calarts.edu/2011/04/01/banned-in-beijing-calarts-alumna-choreographs-jin-ping-mei/ A post-show discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct 22nd.

Emily Wilcox eewilcox@umich.edu

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