JAN 2019 30 WED 8 pm
Dance | China
Beijing Dance TheaterBalboa Theatre
  • Sec A: $50
  • Sec B: $40
  • Sec C: $30
  • UCSD Student: $9
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“An invigorating experience . . . Sheer visual beauty.”— Washington Post

Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater is led by its choreographer, Wang Yuanyuan, together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang. Born and raised in Beijing, Wang is one of China’s leading modern dance choreographers. She prides herself on being rooted in Chinese traditions, while at the same time producing innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking contemporary dance works for the world stage.

The evening program includes selections from Hamlet—which explores Hamlet’s psychological landscape from a fresh perspective and confronts his melancholy, his compassion for humanity, and his doubt in the face of death and destruction; Wild Grass—renowned for the alluring fusion of Chinese tradition with a fiercely modern sensibility, and adapted from the poetry collection written by Chinese literary giant Lu Xun in 1927; and Crossing—which traces the struggles of the individual dancers to mark the emptiness, and sets lyrical movement against the stark realities of the space and sound.


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Due to the proximity of the Theatre to the Historic Gaslamp District, parking in the evenings and on the weekends can be challenging. Multiple parking lots and structures are available in the Gaslamp area and most are within a few blocks walking distance of the Theatre. Please note that multiple downtown events can increase the time needed to secure parking convenient to both venues, especially the Balboa Theatre. Always allow adequate time to arrive and find suitable parking for the event you are attending. More Information about Balboa Theatre Parking

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Department of Theatre and Dance; Chinese Studies