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“Contemporary Theater Arts” Lecture Series No. 22: Curatorial Consciousness in Ergao Dance Production Group

Jan 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

“Contemporary Theater Arts” Lecture Series No. 22

Topic: Curatorial Consciousness in Ergao Dance Production Group

Speaker: Annie Feng

Time: Jan. 11, 2024, 13:00 CET, 20:00 Beijing Time

Venue: Zoom 686 4710 3798

Abstract: The performance “Butterfly Island” by “Er Gao Performing Arts” lasts for a single session lasting 180 minutes. It seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as the emotional realms of performers and audience members. The performance utilizes a variety of complex media, including visuals, exhibitions, live performances, behaviors, oral narratives, etc., yet it coalesces into a unified and comprehensive expression. The structure and form of this piece make it challenging to simply label it as “dance theater” or a “performance.” The viewing experience is more akin to an exhibition, with 120 minutes of public performance followed by a 60-minute ticketed show, resembling the permanent and special exhibitions in an art gallery. If one were to perceive “Butterfly Island” as a themed art gallery, its theme might revolve around “the fluid body and nostalgia.”

Short Bio: Annie Feng is a theatre producer, critic, and the editor-in-chief of the vertical media/new media platform “WowTheatre.” Producing credits include: Le petit Paris, Ici·Là-bas, Le Cri (Voleur du Feu Theatre, Taiwan), Hedda Gabler (Theatre Company Shelf, Japan), A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2015, A Midsummer Night’s Scream (Nanjing University Department of Theater & Film), Café Experimental Theatre, The Traitor (Nanjing University MFA Theatre Company). Works she has produced have been invited to many festivals in China and abroad, including TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, Taipei Arts Festival, the Cross-Strait Avant-Garde Theater Festival, Festival Off d’Avignon, Beijing Fringe Festival, and Beijing NLGX Performing Arts Festival. Her theatre reviews have been published in Sanlian Lifeweek Magazine, New Drama, Shanghai Theatre, Stage and Screen Reviews, Guangdong Art Magazine, People’s Daily, National Center for the Performing Arts Magazine, and others.