Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble
The company performs some of its signature works, including Symbols of China and Six Dance Imageries of Zhou Dynasty, a new work featuring a score composed by Tan Dun.
- Oct. 18 - 19, 2005
- Eisenhower Theater
- $21.00 - $38.00
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A multi-disciplinary performance troupe focusing on ethnic dance drama, Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble draws from various genres to re-invent Chinese dance and speak to audiences in a new language. Dubbed "the Baryshnikov of China," Artistic Director Doudou Huang's combination of dance and kung fu was featured in the closing ceremony for the 2004 Athens Olympics.
At the Kennedy Center, the company performs some of its signature works. Symbols of China is a suite of dances highlighting elements of Chinese history and culture, from terra cotta warriors and martial arts to Peking opera. Six Dance Imageries of Zhou Dynasty is a new work featuring Chinese modern dance drawn from traditional martial arts. Choreographed to an original score by Tan Dun that's inspired by the sounds of the ancient Hubei imperial chime bells. the work highlights the quality of the bronze used to make the bells, their special timbre, the ancient calligraphy that adorns them, and the six bronze statues associated with them. The program also features a selection of ethnic folk dances.
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"Dancing in the Community!" with Doudou Huang
Intermediate and advanced dance students can join a dance master class led by Doudou Huang.
Friday, October 21, 2:20–3:50 p.m.
George Washington University
Tickets $12 ($10 Subscribers/Members)
For tickets and more information for this event, call (202) 416-8811.
News and Reviews
'Shanghai: Not the Same Old Song and Dance From China"
The Washington DC – Washington, DC (Oct. 20, 2005)