Dancers : LI Ke-hua, GONG Xing-xing, FAN Lu, JIN Xiao-lin, GAO Yang, LIU Xue-fang, MA Yue, YAN Han-yi, YUAN Zhe-lun, LIU Chang, GUO Wei, HONG Lin, LIU Qi-qi, LI Sheng-xiong, ZHANG Ya-peng, QIAN Ting-ting, SONG Ning, LIU Liang, QI Zhi-ye-lun
Parting and separation, dangers and disasters, as narrow an escape as it may be, it becomes an epic of relentless pursue of honor even if one is to sacrifice one’s own life. Guided by an unmoving belief, the heroic journey of the long march was marked with lights and colors, illusions and revelations, and many occasions of life and death. The piece represents not only the long march of a soldier, but also the ideology of a nation, the pursue of eternal spirit of human beings. A story of an arduous physical journey, a man’s psychological path, and the choreographer’s emotional interpretation of beliefs and sacrifices, of a hero and his times, of life and its intrinsic value.
Founded in September 2005, BeijingDance/LDTX is China’s first professional dance company founded independently from the government. Under the artistic direction of Willy TSAO, China’s foremost figure in modern dance, and Deputy Artistic Director LI Han-zhong, the Company presents an ensemble of technically exquisite dancers with a diverse repertoire. With a new generation of artists in China, BeijingDance/LDTX becomes a platform of creativity and serves as both a leader and a catalyst for the contemporary culture and modern dance appreciation movement in China. In addition to performing regularly in Beijing, the Company has represented China and toured extensively across the world, appearing in America, Europe, Australia and Asia.