National premiere
Wen Hui • Living Dance Studio Beijing

Red – A Documentary Performance

Red – A Documentary Performance
October 13th - 14th 2018
Teatro Vascello
Saturday 13th - 9pm
Sunday 14th - 5pm

Via Giacinto Carini, 78 00152 Roma
from € 19 to 25

A Chinese filmmaker and choreographer, Wen Hui heads the troupe of Living Dance Studio in Beijing, with whom she promotes a study focused on the memory and the possibilities of the body to present itself as an archive of the history of a people.


Red – A Documentary Performance brings us back to the Maoist China of the 1960s and 1970s, using the ballet The Red Detachment of Women as a starting point, being a model of socialist aesthetics and its cultural revolution, with its mix of Western techniques and Chinese tradition. Hui brings to the stage two generations of dancers who, through their presence, their gestures but also videos and interviews, fill the void that separates the grand historical narratives from intimacy. Those who have lived through this period are faced with those who perceive it as a distant echo.


But between documentary and performance, Wen Hui’s show manages to revive this dialogue in the body, in bringing it to the stage. Thus, the theatre setting faces the world as a vision of an entire society and its problems, as a thermometer testing the value of gestures, of the memories of every single individual in the face of the History.

Ricordami questo evento 2018-10-13 21:00:00 2018-10-14 20:00:00 Europe/Rome Red – A Documentary Performance Wen Hui • Living Dance Studio Beijing Teatro Vascello Romaeuropa

Duration 60′



Choreography Wen Hui Texts Zhuang Jiayun Drammaturgy Kai Tuchmann Performers Wen Hui, Zou Xueping, Li Xinmin, Liu Zhuying, Li Yuyao Lights Edwin van Steenbergen Video Zou Xueping Set Zhou Jie Interviews Wen Hui, Zhuang Jiayun, Zou Xueping Music Wen Lvyuan Translations Guo Rui, Xu Qian Coproduction Beijing Living Dance Studio, Goethe-Institut China Photo © Richy Wong

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