On the edge of Chinese contemporary dance
Xie Xin’s powerful motion

Date of publication: 10/12/2020
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The Macao Cultural Centre, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents From In, a Chinese contemporary dance piece brought by the Xie Xin Dance Theatre to be staged in two shows at CCM’s Small Auditorium, on 24 and 25 of February 2021.

Described as a frenzy display of contrasts, From In is an enigmatic and fluid work interpreted by nine dancers whose figures appear and disappear, like fading images in a film. Xie Xin’s work explores a multiplicity of moments where the bodies are taken to the extreme, flowing in their elasticity to produce an aesthetics of priming elegance. Since its 2016 debut in Shanghai, From In toured numerous cities in China from Beijing and Hong Kong to Hangzhou, and was invited to various European dance festivals, like the Stuttgart Colours and the Kuopio Dance where it has been acclaimed by audience and critics alike.

Dubbed as a driving force in the developing Chinese contemporary dance scene, Xie Xin founded her ground-breaking company in 2014. The creator’s collaborations with acclaimed choreographers like Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, amongst many other international names, have inspired Xie Xin’s creative drive. In China, her recent appearance at “Dance Smash”, a TV reality show, transformed the dancer into a national sensation.

This premiere tour to Macao will be enriched with a workshop hosted by the very own Xie Xin, sharing some of her views and providing participants with a chance to explore their bodies, inspired by the creator’s choreographic moves. Besides these sessions, after the second performance, Xie Xin will also share with the audience some insights on her dance piece.

From In will be staged on 24 and 25 February 2021 at 7:45pm at the Small Auditorium. Tickets will be available from 13 December (Sunday) at CCM’s box office and Macao Ticketing Network outlets, subject to various discounts. Given the current epidemic situation, everyone in the premises will be required to wear a mask, present their health declaration and have their temperature monitored. Due to these adjustments, patrons are advised to arrive early at the venues.

For details please visit CCM’s website at www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2840 0555.