Immersive Percussion Theater - Moon Side

Thoughts flash in an instant, day turns to night. All things reincarnate as the seasons take turns. From the perspective of "the life experience of a seed", A Day engages the audience in a philosophical conversation about the unity of opposites to express "a moment and eternity" and pursue the days twelve flowing segments of time - in order to penetrate the mysterious, liminal nature of things: between daybreak and twilight, wilting and growth, joy and sorrow. In terms of composition, Moon Side combines traditional elements of Chinese music and the creative approach of French spectral music to create a unique dialogue that breaks the boundaries of space and time, in which percussive beats speak to the friction of strings. Simultaneously, digital media merges the unreal into reality, harmonizing movement and stillness, synchronizing lights and shadow, immersing the audience between "moment" and "eternity".Conceptual Photography Shanghai Lixia Culture and Art Development Co., Ltd. Wang MengComposer Wang Meng is an alumni of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing for her Bachelors Degree, mentored by professor Wenchen Qin, the Vice President of CCOM. She earned her Masters Degree at Manhattan School of Music, studied with Dr. Reiko Fting. Wang is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the guidance of Dr. Douglas Knehans. She has also received instructions from composer Derek Bermel, Andreia Pinto Correia, Pierre Jalbert, and Kaija Saariaho. Wang is described as "methodically expanding the initial texture to create a kaleidoscopic range of orchestral colors," and "shaping amorphous cosmic a grippingly harmoniously manner" (Schmopera). Her music has been performed by many notable orchestras and ensembles, including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra; Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Thin Edge New Music Collective, Long Leash Trio, F- Plus Ensemble, among many others. Wangs music was programmed at the Aspen Music Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, ACO EarShot readings, and Beijing Modern Music Festival. She was also invited to Grafenegg Festival (Austria) Ink Still Wet Composer Conductor Workshop and [tactus] International Young Composers Forum in Belgium. In 2019, she started the chamber project dominated with percussions named Moon-Faced Buddha, which had its premiere on Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in-Chamber concert series.

Music 2021

Contemporary Dance - Touch

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence... and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." Hellen Keller"Touch" is a physical caress, as well as a work of empathy. It represents the proactive behavior and responsive emotions of a person. It consists of weight, temperature, perception - an act of liveliness. "Shadow" is the other side of Light, the line drawn between the bright and dark, the defects and the regrettable. It is the hidden corner within a human heart - private and without temperature, silent and dappled - yet buried deep down is its own beauty and sensitivity. Under the dusk sky and oblique rays of sunset, the citys shadows layer upon one another. A beam of light escapes into darkness, bringing to sight selves hidden under obscurity and crowds darting between lights. A life overshadowed by the significant event and this exact moment, shrouded by an inexplicable burden, is perceived. This performance employs real-time non-standard fixed-point motion capture technology developed by ShanghaiTech University, enabling virtual images and dancers to illuminate and perform alongside each other. Virtual images are metaphorical of self-projection and visual memories of individuals, which in turn serves to present the interwoven yet confrontational relationship between physical bodies and a virtual reality. The performance will break free of time and space, challenge boundaries of illusion versus reality, and explore the new form of artistic performance as well as its relationship with viewers. MiaGraduated with degree in Dance Choreography from Shanghai Theatre Academy,the member of Shanghai Dancers Association, Level 2 Teacher; Principal of Slipper Project. 2019 Guest Performer at If There were Only Chinese Songs in the World; Contestant by invitation in "Dance Smash" season one on Hunan TV and "Dancer" on Dragon TV Main creative staff of large-scale dance-poetry Red. Production Red Light Lantern, So be it entered Germany-hosted international choreography competition "No Ballet"; Mortise-Tenon entered Laiwu International Drama Festival and won most popularity Production Swim Out Till the Sea Turns Blue entered 2021 "Youth Incubation Platform" of Shanghai International Dance Theatre. Individual representative works: About Dreams, I would say…, Life, Life, Sear, etc. HenryPrincipal of Slipper Project. 2014-2019 employed by Caster Shanghai, 2017 ALL ASIA WAACKING FESTIVAL Champion of China division, represented China to compete at Asia Finals, 2018 awarded Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival Scholarship to studied abroad at Amsterdam, 2017 and 2019 Guest Performer at If There were Only Chinese Songs in the World. Led team to participate in television shows Dance Smash on Hunan TV, Dancer on Dragon TV, Dance in Step on Shenzhen TV, Mentor of Youku-made television program Street Dance of China contestant training camp. Creative Entertainment Lab (CEL) by School of Creativity and Art, ShanghaiTech UniversityCEL is committed to deep learning, virtual digital human, new media interaction, VR/AR/MR/XR and other technologies, and the exploration of new forms of creative entertainment (variety show, film and television, animation, games, live entertainment, online video, etc.) and immersive experience. Multi-disciplinary Artificial Reality Studio (MARS) by School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech UniversityWe target top-tier research of artificial intelligence, light field stage, motion capture, intelligent relighting, VR/AR. We constantly devote ourselves to upgrade the application of technologies in various fields. At present, we are focusing on exploring the application of cutting-edge computer vision technology in film and television production and mass entertainment market.

Dance 2021

Contemporary Dance - What Can I Hold You With

In the year 1934, the Spanish-speaking writer Jorges Luis Borges penned two untitled English poems. He perhaps never had imagined that one poem would one day turn out to be one of his most widely-read pieces. The poem was later titled What can I hold you with? by readers. The namesake modern dance choreography is an homage to the Borges poem. Choreography, like poem, opens up room for interpretation by leaving certain things unsaid. Obsessed with the unconventional words used by Borges, the choreographer made textual, contextual and intertextual explorations between the lines and created this performance, which is a collage of five standalone sections, each exists in its own imaginative world: a world of memories, a world about the winding of time, or a world based on a ridiculous illusion. Using the language of dance to interpret the poetic words, What can I hold you with is conceived as a collection of short stories told in the form of contemporary dance. What can I hold you with? Like Borges answered in his poem, "I offer you that kernel of myself that I have saved somehow - the central heart that deals not in words, traffics not with dreams and is untouched by time, by joy, by adversities." Cui JianPostgraduate student of Shanghai Theatre Academy. Choreographer, musical choreographer and theater body design and direction. Participation in dance works: Salome, Between, Dream of Zen, The Name of the Rose, etc. Invited to participate in various art festivals which include the Algerian International Contemporary Dance Art Festival, Twelve Days of Chinese Dance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing New Dance International Art Festival, Beijing Youth Drama Festival, Beijing International Design Week. Mandarin version of musical The Lion King as dance captain and Swing. Participation in musical Beauty and the Beast, A Gentlemans Guide of Love and Murder. Art West Bunds The Sound of Musical as dance director. Immersive theater The Message, Dance poems The Soul of Water as choreographer. Major works: Hide and Seek, Celebrating the Meaninglessness, The Fifth Day. Tang YupeiChoreographer and Dancer, Executive Art Director of the Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theater. As a choreographer, Tang had the privilege to cooperate with many talented artists both at home and abroad, including Jorge Crecie, Risima Risimkin, Eyal Dadon, Milan Kozáne, Zhang Yimou and Chao Ke, etc. Also, Tang was invited to participate in various art festivals around the world, which include the Dutch International Dance Art Festival, 7th Algerian International Contemporary Dance Art Festival, 16th Skopje Dance Art Festival, EXODOS Art Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Goyang Karawang Art Festival, Tel Aviv Dance Festival in Israel, Twelve Days of Chinese Dance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts; Beijing New Dance International Art Festival. The work of Inception won the official selection award of 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival in 2021, R.E.M. won the grand prize of EXODOS Art Festival in Ljubljana. Major works: Freezed Frame, Fleet of Time, Insider, The Fifth Day.

Dance 2021

Original Crossover Stageworks - Idyllic Lives

A subversive work that defies all logic and upends your cognition where stage performers use their body languages to the full to construct the absurd theme of ldyllic Lives. By playing contemporary art crossovers, where spatial installations dance to live improvisational music performances, and through stage performers full-on exploration of improvisational body languages and body vibes, the work takes a brand new approach and interprets the "ldyllic Lives" in the eyes of contemporary folks, and re-deconstructs the "Poetic Philosophy" as in Jiangnan Culture, manifesting different concepts of different people and social struc-tures, and bringing the audience a mind-blowingly magnificent body show unveiling relationships between different characters. Cheng LongChoreographer / Teacher / Dance Improviser, Lecturer in Dance Institute of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music. Bachelor and Master Degree both of Choreography from Beijing Dance Academy: Master of improvisational Dance Stud-ies, Temple University, USA, Winner of "National Special Art Talent Training Program" sponsored by China Scholarship Council; Bronze Prize Winner of Choreography in the 13th Inter-national Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers(2017). In 2018, Cheng Long was commissioned by the 7th Hangzhou International Contemporary Drama Festival to create the work Physical Emotions of Madmen. Cheng Long s work Go Ashore was nominated for the 11th China Dance Lotus Award for Modern Dance and was selected into the 1st China Dance Outstanding Works Collection in 2019. Cheng long has long been deeply engaged in dance improvisation, environmental dance and crossover works. She has been commissioned to create works for many international and domestic art festivals and drama festivals. Her creativity is multi-faceted, with an amazing sense of contemporaneity. Major works: Commissioned work(Feature-length) Physical Emotions of Madmen; Crossover work of Joint Cooperation(Medium-length) Live Together ; Spring , River , Flower, Moon, Night ; The Twist of Time ; Joint Dance Video Chaos Theory 3.0.

Dance 2021

Drama - What a Night

A troupe of fairies from the Cupid family come to a moonlit forest to help a pair of young lovers start courting, yet they make series of mistakes. Misfits fall in love because of the fairies. Now the Cupids are trying to make amends, and its a night of chaos and lamentable comedies. The play, which is adapted from Shakespeares classic comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream, explores the mystery of love - why do you avoid saying "I love you" when you meet someone you really love? Why are you a daredevil and have no scruples when you know it is unreal? Who controls emotions inside us? Does "I love you" come from your conscious mind or subconscious mind? Wang JueBachelor in History at Fudan University; Art Director of Fudan Drama Troupe; Director and Screenwriter of variety shows such as Chinas Got Talent, The Voice of China, So You Think You Can Dance, Great challenge, etc.; Vice-General Director of the anniversary virtual concert for LifeAfter, a NetEase game; Director of the launch event for NetEase 520 Game Loving Day; Director of 2019, 2021 and 2021 bilibili Macro Link offline concerts. He has been working as a director who devotes himself to drama education for students for years, and has served as dramaturgy, director and protagonist in many plays. Zhou TaoAssociate Professor at Fudan University Art Education Center; Master in the Directing at Shanghai Theatre Academy; Director of Shanghai Student Drama Experiment Center; Winner of Chinese Theatre Award - Campus Drama Screenplay; Selected into the "Rising Artists Training Program" of the 7th Shanghai Literature and Art Award; Member of the Expert Committee of Leading Group of Shanghai Major Literary and Artistic Creations; Member of China Theatre Association; Director of Shanghai Theatre Association; Former host of the Five-star Sports Channel in Shanghai Satellite TV. The dramas he wrote and directed have won the Outstanding Drama Award of Chinese Theatre Award - Campus Drama, for five consecutive years, and he has won the first prize of the Chinese College Students Art Exhibition in drama category, for four consecutive sessions. His creations, Richard II, Cross, A Game of Two Cities, etc., were selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Australian Fringe Festival.

Drama 2021

An Oral History Theatrical Work - A Brief Herstory of Beauty

"All history is the history of individuals." A Brief History of Beauty is an oral history theatrical production combining elements of stage performance, live music, videography, and other theatrical tricks and techniques to portray an ordinary womans memory of youth and her compelling life story. In the year of 1952, protagonist in the story, Huang Yueping, was born at No. 50 Changle Road, Luwan District, Shanghai. She was admitted to the Dance Department of Peoples Liberation Army Art Academy at a young age of 13, and shortly after, she was assigned to the famous North Sea Fleet Art Troupe during the Cultural Revolution. Huang Yueping did not return to Shanghai until the early 1980s. After being transferred to civilianwork, she helped create the fashion modeling team of Shanghai Garment Company, which was Chinas first fashion modeling team. Huang Yueping pursues beauty and has been seeking something different and unique all her life. The play follows her from the 1950s to the Reform and the Opening up and with each step she takes, she was at the forefront of Chinas beauty scene. This cutting age woman walks calmly, composedly, sincerely and bravely. It is her courage that has awakened a new sense of beauty in contemporary China. And the awakening of beauty, in essence, means the revival of the "truth" in China. The play is centered around restoring a venue that has disappeared from the physical world on the theatrical stage, and recovering a real but delicate piece of memory, demonstrating the defiance to oblivion. After all, memory is the most precious treasure individuals have. As time goes by, memory deposits into history and extends into culture. Urban and technological progresses, in each and every second, seem to force us to forget about the past and forge ahead, and the mission of theatres, is to tell us that we shall never forget. Bao HanTheater curator, freelance writer, member of Shanghai Youth Literature and Art Federation, program director of Shanghai Young Theatre. Bao Han was the creative consultant of the play Blossoms, screenwriter of the film The Operation at Dawn which won the 11th the Best Works Award, producer of Tennessee Williamss play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton which was specially commissioned by the Asian Directors Theatre Festival, producer of Jean-Genets work The Ba/cony which was presented at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, curator of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Theatre Exchange Project under the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, cura-tor-in-chief of the "Drama Theory" lecture series of the Shanghai Mass Art Institute, producer of V+ Theatre. Bao Han won the title of Best author of Xinmin Evening News in 2003. She has published more than 100 articles in periodicals and magazines such as Book Town, Fiction World, Shanghai Theatre, Xinmin Evening News, The Opera, Dance Gazette etc.

Drama 2021

Music and New-Media - Vibration of the Heavens

Vibration of the Heavens focuses on all kinds of "Extensive-organism" in the dimension of urban space-time: air, water, light, radio, dust, buildings, crowd, traffic, social media... From the perspective of people living in metropolis, the piece pays attention to the living conditions of themselves and all things around them, explores the relationship between people and their living environment. Using piano and interactive electronic music to form narrative clues of sound, and extend to different new media artistic elements. The pianist is the initiator of audio/visual perception, the whole theatre space acts as the projection medium. Three sections named Light, Shadow and Image are played continuously, which are shown as follows: the ever-changing of a single thing; the pluralistic relationship between things and the reflection of human beings; the shape of human beings is derived from the shape of everything. Grateful for this present media age to achieving the extension of music and the transcendence of sound over hearing. Applying the artistic language belonging to this age to arouse peoples confused feelings and establish a keen connection between the past and the future. Looking downward, we are small in the modern metropolis, shining all things with the light of sound. Xu ZhiboXu Zhibo, composer, PHD, associate professor of Shanghai Normal University Music College, director of Shanghai Computer Music Association, outstanding young scholar of SNU. Graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, he studied successively with Professor Zhou Xianglin, Chen Qiangbin and Yang Liqing. His works involves various types and genres, some of them won a lot of awards for music creation at home and abroad. He is currently engaged in the teaching of composing and music theory courses, and devotes himself to theoretical research in contemporary music, sonic art, new-media art and other fields. He has presided over the theoretical research projects of the NSSFC (Art), the Humanities and Social Sciences Fund of Ministry of Education of China, the Shanghai Art-Science Planning, the Shanghai School Art Research and the Research Institute of SHCM. His academic achievements mainly focus on the core issues of contemporary music and media art, confronting the development track and trend of sound theory, technology and mix-media. As an author, more than 20 papers have been published in journals and conferences around the world. As a speaker, he was invited to attend international academic conferences held in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Taiwan, China. He has formed an research mechanism supported by cooperation between theory and practice.

Music 2019

Dance Theatre - Yi

YICHING is a time-honored classic in the history of Chinese civilization with a profound connotation. It is not only called as the "top of all classics", but also the source of Chinese philosophy. YICHING integrates the heaven, the earth and the mans world, and elucidates the life philosophy of self-cultivation and family management. The production extracts the name of YI in order to express the choreographers understanding of "YI", in addition, it also draws on the basis of creativity on the hexagrams, which gives birth to specific movements and images. Taiji elements are also adapted to develop movements, expressing the dynamic balance of "YI" through formal YIN and YANG transformation simultaneously fusing the rigidity and softness, and trying to express the thought of Unity of Heaven and Man, and the artistic conception that the greatest truth is the simplest. Li YuanMFA, Lecturer of Dance School of Shanghai Theatre Academy. For many years, Li has been engaged in the curriculum (Deconstruction and Reconstruction on Physical Actions) research on the Chinese classical dance, exerting to solve the derailment between the physical and rhyme training on the Chinese classical dance and contemporary classical dance. In addition, Li has explored and created a number of excellent contemporary classical dancing works. The creative work High Mountains and Flowing Water has won the first prize in the dance competition of Six Provinces and One City in the East of China. Flying Dragon and Dancing Phoenix has won the second prize of group dance in "Peach and Plum Cup" dance competition and the gold award in "Lotus Cup" dance competition. Long Sword and Ectopia have won the Award for Competition of small program competition in Shanghai. Tian Heng 500 Scholars has won the "Collectively Creative Youth" award in Shanghai. Heart without Dust has participated in the national dance competition exhibition.

Dance 2019

Contemporary Dance - Clouded

The work Clouded by D.LAB DANCE is to explore a sense of alienation in peoples subconscious when they are overwhelmed by the unprecedented technology development in this era. When we upload all traces of our life to the "cloud", is there no need to hold onto our memories of happiness and sorrow? In the age of digital "cloud", arent we all "cloud"ed? This work is to bring out the characteristics of a particular group of people through the concept of "Clouded". Largely affected by the development of digital technology, this group of people become attached to illusions, and immersed in the "safe house" created by sensory pleasure. They are always searching for things that dont exist in reality. The only outlet of their emotions is psychedelic music at night clubs, where they would find temporary relief. In the work Clouded, we tend to explore their true emotions lying behind the facade they put up. Qian TingtingQian Tingting graduated from Beijing Normal university before moving to join TAO DANCE THEATER and performed in 6 and 7, during which time she received strict training and explored infinite potential of the body. She joined D.LAB DANCE as full-time dancer and choreographer in 2016. Her choreographic works: Parabola(2014), Dance!Dance! Dance!(2017) , Invisible(2018), and The Blue Notebooks(2019). Qians inspiration comes not only from years of immersion in different dance styles, but also from her close observation of little things in life. Dance itself is not the only focus of her work. She tends to merge into her creation the perception of all the changes and different events happening in real life. Apart from theater performance, she also works with musicians, installation artists and fashion brands. Duan JingtingDuan Jingting is a multi-award winning ballerina, an elite contemporary dancer, and a producer of theatre performance. She was awarded the Judges Special Prize in Shanghai International Ballet Competition (2001), the Best New Artist of the 20th Varna International Ballet Competition (2002), and the Bronze Medal in the 7th "Taoli Cup" National Dance Competition (2003). After graduating from Shanghai Dance Academy as valedictorian, she began her career as a dancer in Shanghai Ballet and later joined Hong Kong Ballet and performed many leading roles. DUAN founded D.LAB DANCE in 2014. From 2011, Duan premiered a series of theatrical productions that have been highly recognized by the industry and audience, including Shanghai Jungle(2011), LOVE(2014), Invisible Cities(2014), Fragile(2015), The Letter of Love(2016) and Mirage(2017). In 2016, her works Boundary and Icosahedron were both ranked within the TOP5 Box Office in Chinas Small Theatre Dance Performances.

Dance 2019

Drama - A Game of Two Cities

Lukashin, a surgeon from Moscow, gets drunk with his old friends and accidentally gets on a plane to Leningrad by mistake. There is a place in Leningrad which has the same address as Lukashins home address in Moscow so Lukashin mistakes it as his own home, which causes misunderstandings between him and the hostess of the place in Leningrad Nadya. Both Lukashins and Nadyas partner broke up with them because of this misunderstanding. Under this circumstance, the fire of love begins to burn between these two lonely people. This play is adapted from the work of director Elda Ryazanovs, Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! and inspired by the Dutch historian Hejzinhas discussion that art originated from "games". If we say that art is originated from game, then in this play, love is like the dice in a board game. Whether you dare to reroll the dice before reaching the end of the game, is the question that the two protagonists must consider.Co-presented by China Shanghai International Arts Festival / China Dream Live Entertainment. Zhou TaoMaster in the Directors at Shanghai Theatre Academy, Ph.D. in World History at Fudan University, mentor of Fudan Drama Troupe, director of Shanghai Student Drama Experiment Center, winner of Chinese Theatre Award-Campus Drama Screenplay, listed in "Shanghai Literature and Art Talents Training Program", member of the expert committee of leading group of Shanghai major literary and artistic creations, former host of the Five-star Sports channel in Shanghai Satellite TV. Since 2009, he has devoted himself to the creation and research of campus drama. His creations, Prime Minister of the alley, 4:1, The Chosen One, Richard II, the Seed in Heaven have been shortlisted for China Campus Drama Festival for five consecutive years, and he has won the first prize of the Chinese College Students Art Exhibition in drama category for three consecutive sessions. His works Richard II and Cross were selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival respectively.

Drama 2019

Allegorical Drama - Catch Shadows

Catch Shadows is a story within a story within another story. There was an island called Shadow Kingdom which was located in Southeast Asia in ancient times. The islanders were used to catch shadows and contribute to their King in order to save their own lives. A shadow puppetry artist came to Shadow Kingdom by chance. During the days of performing for the King, the artist found out the secret of the Shadows and the King. At the same time, the artist has developed certain subtle relationship with the Blind Queen... At the end, the artist became a new King, but he can never get into the world of Shadow Puppetry again. Catch Shadows combines Chinese traditional puppetry and contemporary theater elements. This works is trying to explore the theme of battles between like a small character and the Mr. Big, individual livings and the time torrent. What you really desire may become a heavy crown as well as a chain that imprisons you. In the end, the crown becomes your shadow and it will never leave you.Co-organizer: China Shanghai International Arts Festival / A Threater Company / A Script Studio / Shanghai Sanzhe Cultural Media Centre Chu XiaChu Xia is a playwright currently works in Nanjing Art Institute. She graduated with a MFA from Nanjing University, School of Theatre and Film Literature. She was selected in the international New Writing project of Royal Court and British Council. Chu Xias Works: Elsewhere for Hope (Drama) selected in 8th Beijing Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival (2017), Upstairs and Downstairs (Yue Opera) selected in Jiangsu Literature Award (2018), Invisible Crane (Kun Opera) selected in National Arts Fund (2018). She always keeps a curious eye at her surroundings. She tends to tell stories in a serious but absurd style. She is looking for a balance among story-telling, exchange of emotion and making magic.

Drama 2019

New Media Performance - Avatar·Mythology

Drawing on the worldview of Shan Hai Jing (Classic of Mountains and Seas), a Chinese classic text of mythic geography and beasts, we instill contemporary, philosophical contemplations into a newly conceived story. Against the mythical backdrop is the idea of "avatar", or modes of "alter-being", through which we elaborate the inner journey of human beings coming to terms with the unknown: the birth of life, the struggle for survival, the revelation via love, hate, and fear, and the ultimate transcendence and release with inner peace. If the mythical world filled with Eastern totemic symbols represents the birth of the unknown, the "beasts" that are the "alter-beings" of humans render visually our inner complexes. This piece combines semi-immersive video space and media art to let the audience inhabit the "unknown" and experience their "alter-beings" with the dancers, as we journey into the mysteries of life. In correspondence, the digital media design features technological "avatars" by way of motion capture, interactive animation, and remote control, linking backstage manipulation with frontstage performance. With these all-permeating technological "avatars" as metaphorical "alter-beings", the performance also embodies the merge between modern technology and traditional arts. Zhang YinanPhD, lecturer of College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Digital Media Designer. Cofounder of Integrated Media Design Lab at Tongji University, main member of Tongji-Soundlab, visiting scholar of Parsons School of Design, New York. Zhang Yinan dedicates to education and research focusing on digital media design and motion graphics design as well as the creative practice of new media art. He has rich interdisciplinary cooperation and innovation experience, including video art, 3D animation, creative coding, sound design, new media performance and other comprehensive fields.

Drama 2019

Contemporary Dance - The Cube

Through the unique medium of body, the lens is focused at the individuals, who are hustling in the diverse metropolis - Shanghai, and tries to explore the relationship between these individuals and the space. Living in such a city, everyone is subject to tangible or intangible constraints. In this work, the real society is scaled down to a miniature. The model and device constructed on the stage represent and symbolize the relationship between the individual and the society as well as between the body and the space. The work intends to discovery the alien aesthetics hidden in the human body, the tenacious vitality of the human beings in a limited space, and the inner momentum generated through resistance against the space. Du YanhaoDu Yanhao, who lives in Shanghai now, youth director and performance artist. Co opera troupes include: Shiki Theatre Company, New Zealand Black Grace Dance Company, New Zealand Footnote Dance Company, Scotland Janis Claxton Dance Company, Beijing LDTX Dance Company, Shanghai Xie Xin Dance Theatre, Punchdrunk International, SMG Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group, D.Lab Dance, Ear Childrens Theatre. He has cooperated with the top artists of the world include: Asari Keita, Kato Keiji, Sang Jijia, Ma Bo, Li Hanzhong, Liu Bin, Zi Wei, Wang Jianjun, Hu Songwei, Wang Jianhui, Jiri Kylian, Paul Taylor, Malia Johnston, Janis Claxton, Neil leremia, Sarah Foster, Eyal Dadon, Taane Mate, Tairoa Royal, Raewyr Hill and so on. He has visited more than 20 countries for the exchange of art festivals. Performances are involved in dance theatres, musicals, dramas, dance videos, cross boundary cooperation and other fields. Musical and drama experience: the British Punchdrunk made the invading drama "Sleep No More" presented by SMG LIVE of Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group. Andrew Lloyd Webber composes the Japanese and Chinese versions of the musical CATS Japanese dramatist Asari Keita wrote and directed the musical Ri Koran. Main works: Newtons Cradle Of Flesh And Bone, Doll, Two Person Structure and so on.

Dance 2018

The Experiencing in the Bai Great Volume Songs Opera : The Mandarin Duck

Bai Dabenqu is a kind of folk rap art in Dali Bai area of Yunnan Province. It matured in Ming Dynasty and gradually lost its original stage because of a single artistic style. "Yuanyang Lu" combines the non-mate-rial cultural heritage of the Bai nationality Dabenqu with modern drama, body drama and modern puppet drama, and carries out experimental innovations in the text and performance style of the original repertoire. The Bai Dabenqu has been changed from "telling stories by rap" to "performing stories by singing and dancing" without stages. lt is expected that the Bai Dabenqu will cross the language gap by artistic means so as to realize the cultural transformation that adapts to history and retains its own characteristics in the new era. Yang YunyiYang Yunyi, the producer, director, scriptwriter and the protagonist of the drama "The Mandarin Ducks". Graduated from the Performance Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy as a full-time Master of Arts. Member of the Shanghai Recitation Association. During the studying in the Shanghai Theatre Academy, she won the "First-Class Scholarship" for many times and was awarded the "Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai Theatre Academy". In 2012, she won the national scholarship. In 2017, she won the "Gold Award" in the dubbing group of the Nanjing Xiaqing region "Xiaqing Cup" Recitation Competition. She always adheres to the combination of theory and practice, and has ever taught performances and lines in many universities in Shanghai with good literary accomplishment and professionalism. She participated in many stage plays in Shanghai, and the representing works are as follows: The Flower is Scheduled, Old-fashioned Comedy, The Memories of the Bats, The Wild Swan, The Phantom of the Castle, Youth Inn, The Last Moment, The Comedy of the Mouse, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Court Truth and so on. The works of poetry recitation are as follows: The Dream of Emigrants The Chinese Dream in the large-scale literary evening 2017 the Night of the Emigrants, and My Song in the large-scale recital concert YouthChina.

Drama 2018

Monodrama - The Old Man and the Sea

The work is based on The Old Man and the Sea, one of the most famous novel of E. M. Hemingway. The suppositive way and the realistic style used by it shapes the collision and fusion between Chinese culture and the Western. Its stylization, virtuality, minimalism and form sense are the basic principles that have formed the work. What performs in the stage is a recreation of the work with the elements of traditional Chinese theatrical art. The combination of traditional impressionism and modern realism in the field of drama shortens the mental distance between stage and audience and also creates a special experience in both real life and art performance for the audience. Ma XiaoAt the age of 9, MA Xiao started practicing Peking Opera and specialized in male martial arts roles. He has performed kabuki drama New Three Kingdom in Japan for 300 performances over the span of three years. At 19, he attended the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts majoring in Drama. After graduation, he became an instructor at the academy and directed an experimental Peking Opera version of "Romeo and Juliet" and devised performance of Russian poet Konstantin Simonovs "Wait For Me". In the past 10 years, Ma has developed his own artistic style through acting, directing, script-writing, and continuously researching new ways to fuse traditional Chinese Opera with drama. At the same time, under the mentorship of Zhang Jiasheng, Ma studied audio language. He published several articles from his research and brought Chinese opera, drama and speech programs to local primary and secondary schools.

Drama 2018

Music Theatre - Overlord

Music theatre Overlord is inspired by two traditional Chinese music masterpieces for instrument Pipa - Ambush on All Sides and King Doffs His Armor. Based on historical facts, Overlord portrays Chinese warlord Xiang Yu with music scores, exploring his inner world via different chapters. Unlike other film and traditional Chinese opera adaptations, Overlord does not focus on retelling the story but tries to walk into the overlords utter innocence despite ups and downs; his emotions sympathized by the human kind regardless of cultural background or time. Yu BingYu Bing is a young Pipa player of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. He is the founder and art director of Yue Zhi Yuan Orchestra as well. Yu Bing was born in a family of musicians, and started to learn Pipa at six years old. Yu Bing attended elementary school and secondary school that are attached to Shanghai Conservatory of Music; he later graduated from the same university. In 1998, he was admitted to Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and became the first Pipa player in that year. Yu Bing has a solid foundation in skills; his performance is powerfully emotional, and his personal style is very appealing. For this reason, Yu Bing won the highest award for outstanding performance in "Shanghai Spring International Music Festival", second prize of "Tianhua Cup" National Youth Pipa competition, Gold Record of 2015 in Japan and so on. In the following years, Yu Bing has been bold in trying cross-border cooperation and promoting Pipa playing and Chinese traditional cultures. Yu Bing has cooperated with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House, Liza Wang, Ye Xiaogang, and Zahiram Dodo, etc. Yu Bing has been invited to participate in New Year Concert at Vienna Golden Hall, Prague Spring Festival, French tour of Shanghai World Expo leadership team, Les Années Chine-France, Aichi World Expo, Latin America Music Festival, 10th anniversary celebration of Hong Kongs return and 5th anniversary Macaos return. He has performed all over the world.

Music 2017

Multimedia Concert - The Unknown Enlightenment

YIN5 prompts a contemporary conversation between the refined traditional music and a new spirit. The collaboration between electronic music and the traditional Chinese flute, in addition to the stage design under the assistance of new media visual technology, is to create a brand-new acoustic experience and to reflect the perception of the contemporary generation. The humanistic expression of the Chinese flute dubs the string section. A novel visual and acoustic performing experience for the performers and the reception of the audience are thus generated under the electronic synthesized sound. The on-site matrix of mirrors are arranged to refer to the wooden stage floor from the ancient times. They are in a way turned into the remains coming from the Other World. They are ready to be awakened anytime. The variety of mirrors simulates the cracks of the time and space. As the flue changes, the mirrors begin to twist between reality and the virtuality in form of color and motion graphics, resembling the scattered memories. All the elements are waken up with the organic tunes. The door of the Other World has opened. The matrix of the Nature has also arrived as it is called upon. YIN5 is an experimental site. It is also a platform where the dreamers with shared ambitions (YIN 5 Ren) exploring the emotional status of the current generation as well as the possibility of artistic expressions. YIN5In the winter of 2011, the "Yinwu" project emerged out of the shared ambition of several musicians and artists to explore a new form of Chinese music. Their interest lay in defining an approach to contemporary music that would maintain a distinctive oriental taste. The concept was simple; with the notion of creating a laboratory-style platform, this group of like-minded people came together with the aim of synthesizing Chinese flute and electronic music, and achieving something new and original. In Mandarin Chinese, "Yin" refers to one of the themes in music, equivalent to a prelude. "Wu" is understood here as a transliteration for the number five, which also refers to the five notes used in ancient Chinese music. "Yinwu" is thus a means of injecting new life into ancient music, of endowing it with a new spirit by bringing it into dialogue with the contemporary context. The meeting of electronic music and Chinese flute on stage is given a visual value through the use of moving image sequences that complete the auditory experience. "Yinwu" is a dynamic experiment with sound and vision.

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