“Xiao Ke tells her dancing story” – Beijing Daily
Xiao Ke, a 43-year-old performer and choreographer currently based in Shanghai, collaborates with French choreographer Jérôme Bel for an experimental performance, a cross-cultural dialogue in the theatre.
Without international travel and experimenting with new production and dissemination practices, Bel’s approach combines concern for the environment with that of creation and transmission. Despite Bel’s absence, Xiao Ke’s autobiographical narrative, body movements and music on stage suggest a cross-cultural dialogue with him and reflect the evolution of dance and culture in China over the past 40 years.
Commissioned by Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project, Xiao Ke premiered in 2020 and was met with critical acclaim.
Concept: Jérôme Bel
By and With: Xiao Ke
Technical Direction: Zi Han
Artistic Advice and Executive Direction: Rebecca Lasselin
Production Manager: Sandro Grando
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, no interval
Performed in Mandarin, with surtitles in Chinese and English