PERFORMANCE : Li Ling Xi & RUBATO 2013-03-05
2013.03.09(Sat) 15:30-16:30
Shun Art Gallery RM103/208, Building 3,
No.50 Moganshan Rd ,Shanghai
 
 
This showcase is a joint cooperation with the Tanzcompagnie Rubato, Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann (choreographer/dancer, Berlin), Jonathan Baldock (visual artist, London) and Li Ling Xi (choreographer/dancer, Shanghai).
 
The performance is divided into two sections, based on the concept of artists who on residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. It emphasis on the potential body expressiveness, extends from the purely physical action to the status of installation.
 
 
Two Figures in a Landscape
 
Choreography JUTTA HELL
Dance / Creation         DIETER BAUMANN / LI LING XI 
Costumes / Sculptures JONATHAN BALDOCK
 
The piece is an ongoing metamorphosis of body and costume/sculpture. A path through different landscapes of form and meaning, casual and ritual. Of the costumes and sculpture designed for the Tanzcompagie Rubato in Shanghai, Jonathan Baldock says, “My practise continually references the human form. Therefore, it seemed a very natural progression to place a ‘live’ human body within the work”. Taking inspiration from references as disparate as the cloaked monk of Medieval Europe, Chinese Opera and Modernist abstraction, the outfits consider the idea of costume as sculpture and painting, which through the movement of dance become live painterly forms of expression. 
 
Xing Fu / Happiness 

Choreography JUTTA HELL
Dance/Creation         LI LING XI
Music / Soundmix DIETER BAUMANN
 
Through the source of her own dance history in classical and folkdance, dancer Li Ling Xi remembers her heritage and follows the path of changes and breaks from the past into the present.