Macao Youth Dance Group

Song of Life

18/5│Friday│8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 150, 120, 80

Friends (Choreographer: Yang Minjian)
Floating in this Way (Choreographer: Hong Chan U)
The Return of Peace (Choreographer: Yang Minjian)
True Knowledge (Choreographer: Yang Minjian)
The Seasons (Choreographer: Yang Minjian)
Song of Life (Choreographers: Ying E Ding and Yang Minjian)

Following their successful collaboration on Flying to the Moon, celebrated choreographer Ying E Ding and outstanding young choreographer Yang Minjian once again join hands, premiering their latest creation, Song of Life, at the Macao Arts Festival.

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 is considered by many to be the composer’s own requiem. Though its strains mourn the passing of life, the music lacks neither warmth nor light. In choreographing the soul-stirring Song of Life, Tchaikovsky’s Sixth was selected as the musical accompaniment. It vividly and exquisitely expresses the philosophy of the Chinese intellectual Zhuangzi, conveying his notion that “everything changes as clouds change shape” while provoking contemplation of life’s transience.

Both group and solo pieces were created by distinguished local choreographers, showcasing the sophistication and skill of the creators, the talent and power of local dancers and the growth and maturity of dance culture in Macao.

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including one interval