Until now, that is. In her work RED, the Beijing-based choreographer Wen Hui invites us to take another look at this ideologically-driven ballet and go below the surface to discern within it the possibility of female emancipation.
The founder of Living Dance Studio, China’s first independent contemporary dance company, Wen Hui uses a blend of dance, film and text to analyse sensitive social issues.
RED is a doco-drama featuring dance, filmed interviews with original cast members and a backdrop of projected archive material. It’s shown in the Purcell Room as part of Dance Umbrella 2018, and is one of the key events in the final weekend of the Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival.
Age Guidance: 12+
Free post-show Q & A with Wen Hui 4 Oct
|What||Wen Hui's RED, Purcell Room|
|Where||Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
04 Oct 18 – 05 Oct 18, 19:45 Dur.: 1 hour and 40 mins approx
|Price||£20 + £3 booking fee (concessions available)|
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank website|