Date: Sep. 6th
Choreography: LIU Qi
Music: Tom Lee Pettersen, Kung Chi shing
Performance: GMDC Dancers
Buddhism teaches that a tiny seed can reveal all the wonders of the universe. Dance is much the same beautiful on the surface, yet revealing a whole world to those who dare look closely. The work Sumeru is a game of physical interactions, gradually disclosing a world full of delicate, layered and ever changing connections and relationships through the dancers’ fluid and intriguing movements.
Choreography: LIU Qi
Certified as the state first level choreographer of China, LIU Qi is the Vice Chairman of Guangdong Dancers Association. In 1991, she graduated with Bachelor’s Degree of Arts from Chinese Ethnic Dance Department, Beijing Dance Academy.
Her choreography is imparted with both elegance and strength, moving the audience to contemplation. LIU Qi is skillful at adopting both traditional and modern elements weaving in her unique ideas. The dances she choreographs are imbued with a delicate charm and a certain poetry. Acclaimed by both dance practitioners and critics internationally, LIU Qi’s dance pieces have been performed across the US and Europe, the company being invited to more than 20 countries and regions on five continents in recent years.
LIU Qi’s works include Pagoda, Fight Under the Table, Beyond Calligraphy, Grain, Voice After, Micro Visionary, Sumeru, Forward-For-Forward, City Race, and Sprint.
Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Guangdong Modern Dance Company (GMDC), mainland China’s first professional modern dance company, is internationally renowned for its captivating performances. The Company was founded in 1992 approved by the People's Government of Guangdong Province.
Based in one of the fastest growing regions with the fastest growing economy in the world, GMDC has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the big success stories of international dance” and “a pacesetter with a difference”. Its vision of modern dance as a tool for self-expression has attracted some of the most talented dancers and choreographers in China. The company has paved the way for the development of contemporary dance informed by the unique social and cultural history of China. Works created by its dancers, resident choreographers, artistic directors and international guest artists have won critical acclaim and an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences around the world.
China Cultural Center Den Haag
The China Cultural Center in Den Haag is an official, non-profit cultural institution set up in the Netherlands by the Chinese government. It is dedicated to the communication of Chinese culture and the promotion of cultural exchange and cooperation between China and the Netherlands.
Den Haag is the political center of the Netherlands and the seat of royal family, Dutch government, parliament and foreign embassies hosting scores of international organizations. Taking the advantage of convenient transportation, the Center is well located at Spui 186, only a short walk from the City Hall and city’s heart brimming with cultural and artistic atmosphere.
The centre has four key functions, namely, “introduction to China, intellectual exchange and dialogue, culture display and teaching and training”, and is committed to being the venue for the high-level performances, exhibitions, academic forums as well as activities of literary translation, interactive cultural experiences and much more. It aspires to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries.