xi's moments
Home | Music & Theater

Dance artist Jin Xing reflects on spectacular anniversary shows

By CHEN WEIHUA in Brussels | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-02-11 21:54

Jin Xing speaks on stage before the show of Random Goodbyes at the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels on Feb 8. [Photo by Chen Weihua / China Daily]

Random Goodbyes, staged at the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels in front of packed audiences, is a collaboration with choreographers Moya Michael and David Hernandez, and was performed by Chinese and local European dancers.

Jin commissioned the two artists to choreograph a piece for her company in 2019, but unfortunately the project had to be stopped due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Random Goodbyes finally made its premiere in Shanghai in November.

Random Goodbyes seeks to reveal how, behind every face in the audience, hides a story, a collection of all their hellos and goodbyes, and the myths they become. What they do and what is done to them is random but still specific in all its intimate detail, each isolated in their desire for belonging.

This is the first time Jin's dance companies in Shanghai and Paris have worked together on a piece in Europe.

The shows in Brussels also included Echo, a shortened version of the larger original work that was also an introduction to a Jin Xing Dance Theater production piece, choreographed by Moya Michael in 2013.

The focal point of Echo is a group of women, occupying space. Each woman has an individual story that it intertwined with the group, yet each woman has her own voice.

|<< Previous 1 2 3 4 Next   >>|
Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349