We are born a tabula rasa. In the course of life, we add different colours onto the blank slate, either intentionally or unconsciously, and established meanings. Gradually, with the various add-on colours, life looks sumptuous and interesting…… when at such point that the add-ons become too lavish, we begin to wonder if it is what life really means. We ask ourselves what the true essence of life is.
Although we may not be able to return to the original blank slate, we still hope to take off as many add-on colours as possible trying to recall the intuitive senses of the body. We are to be at Point Zero.
LI first studied at the Guangzhou Dance School and later at the Beijing Dance Academy where she graduated from in 2004 with a major in modern dance and choreography. LI worked as dance teacher at the Guangdong Artistic Occupation Academy before joining Guangdong Modern Dance Company in 2007. She has choreographed and performed Thief, Pharynx, Supervision Space and Point Zero, all of which received high acclaim.
TAN joined Guangdong Song and Dance Theater as a dancer in 2003 where he has taken part in a variety of dance performances and has toured frequently with the company. He joined Guangdong Modern Dance Company in 2007, where he performed extensively in major international arts festivals in America and Europe.
As an independent artist from the year of 2011, TAN has co-choreographed Tang and Song for Guangzhou Ballet Company in 2012. He is active in different kinds of art project, such as Beijing Nanluoguxiang Theatre Festival, Project IChaos and Contingency of Janis Claxton Dance in UK. His duet Remove was invited by Almada Arts Festival in Portugal. His solo Never Ending was invited to Taiwan performing at Dance Round Table／New Asian Inspiration.
Guangdong Modern Dance Company, founded in 1992, is mainland China’s first professional modern dance company. Based in one of the most vigorous regions in China, the company has attracted some of the most talented and daring artists in China. Works created by its dancers, resident choreographers, artistic directors and international guest artists have won critical acclaim and overwhelming audience responses around the world.
The company tours extensively to many countries and regions around the world in North America, Europe and Asia.
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