Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater (BDT) is led by its choreographer Wang Yuanyuan together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Han Jiang. It has collaborated with many internationally renowned dramatists, musicians and designers, enriching Chinese contemporary dance culture with its world-class productions.
In just more than two years of existence, Beijing Dance Theater has created a rich repertoire, which has captured the attention of many theaters and dance professionals around the world.
BDT's repertoire includes: Stirred from a Dream, a dance-drama adapted from the Kun Opera Peony Pavilion; Diary of Empty Space, an energetic triple-bill and the company's opening performance; Haze, a contemplation in a time of crisis; Prism, a triple-bill featuring work by choreographers Pontus Lidberg (Sweden), Louise Midjord (Denmark), and Nadine Thouin (Canada); and Color of Love, a sensual exploration of the emotional landscape of women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s; Martlet (Bird Without Feet), depicts life in Beijing; Golden Lotus, adapted from Jin Ping Mei, commissioned by and premiered at Hong Kong Arts Festival. All of these works have captured global attentions.
During the 2011-2012 season, BDT will tour Europe and the US with its production Haze to prestigious theaters including Sadler's Wells (London), BAM Harvey Theater (New York), and the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater (Washington).