LI Han-zhong graduated with a BA degree at the Beijing Dance Academy (Chinese Ethnic Dance) in 1991. Upon graduation, he joined the Guangdong Modern Dance Company as dancer, artistic assistant and choreographer. He was invited by Willy TSAO to be the Deputy Artistic Director for the Beijing Modern Dance Company in March 1999. In September 2005, he set up BeijingDance/LDTX together with Willy TSAO, and has been the company’s deputy artistic director. LI has been invited by many dance institutions as guest choreographer. His major choreographic works include: Sound of Heaven, All River Red, Undetermined Domain, Rear Light, The Bed Story and The Cold Dagger.
MA Bo graduated with a BA degree from the Beijing Dance Academy, division of Chinese Ethnic Dance in 1991 and became a faculty member at the Beijing Dance Academy. She joined the Guangdong Modern Dance Company in 1993, and the Beijing Modern Dance Company in 1999 and became one of the founding members of the BeijingDance/LDTX in 2005. MA Bo is known for her creative energy, her own choreography includes Variation of Red, Garden of Memory and others. Since 1994, MA Bo and LI Han-zhong have worked together as partner in choreography, and produced works such as Undetermined Domain, All River Red, Rear Light and The Cold Dagger.
Founded in September 2005, BeijingDance/LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia , literally translated as Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven) is China’s first professional dance company founded independently from government. Under the artistic direction of Willy TSAO, China’s foremost figure in modern dance, and deputy artistic director LI Han-zhong, the company boasts an ensemble with technically exquisite dancers and a diverse repertoire. With a new generation of artists in China, BeijingDance/LDTX is a platform for creativity and serves as both a leader and a catalyst for the contemporary culture and the modern dance appreciation movement. Besides performing regularly in Beijing, the company has represented China and toured extensively all over the world, appearing in America, Europe, Australia and Asia.