Performance Venue：Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House
Price：80 180 280 380 VIP
The debut novel of one of China's rising young literary talents--a gem of a book that takes a piercing look into the world of Chinese opera and its female stars. In a fit of diva jealousy, Xiao Yanqiu, star of The Moon Opera, disfigures her understudy with boiling water. Spurned by the troupe, she turns to teaching. Twenty years later, a rich cigarette-factory boss offers to underwrite a restaging of the cursed opera, but only on the condition that Xiao Yanqiu returns to the role of Chang'e. So she does, this time believing she has fully become the immortal moon goddess.
Set against the drama, intrigue, jealousy, retribution, and redemption of backstage Peking opera, The Moon Opera is a stunning portrait of women in a world that simultaneously reveres and restricts them. Bi Feiyu, one of China's young literary stars, re-creates all the temptations and triumphs of the stage the world over in this gem of a novel.
The novel, The Moon Opera was written by famous Chinese author Mr. Bi Feiyu, who has won the Asian Book Award for this novel. The book has been adapted into a movie and also the television series with the best claims. Now Yabin has obtained the rights to adapt it into a contemporary dance piece.
Wang Yabin is an dancer, choreographer and producer based in Beijing and Artistic Director of Yabin Studio. In 2009 Wang Yabin started her own studio named Yabin Studio and produced a dance performance each year under the brand name Yabin & Her Friends. Her studio produces full-length dance programs and commissions choreographers from the US, Europe and China to create new work. Her extraordinary talent has received praise from critics and artists alike. She has gained a reputation as the most promising and pioneering choreographer, dancer and producer of new contemporary dance in China.
Yabin & Her Friends serves as an artistic platform where Wang Yabin works with renowned choreographers like Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sanjijia, Fei Bo, Mark Haim, composers like Zhou Long, Wenzi, the rock band Tang Dynasty and over 20 best dancers and close to hundreds artists from all over China in the past five years. Wang Yabin also took part in the International Choreographers Residence at the American Dance Festival.