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 April site specific and studio development in Shanghai 2016 supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria  First research period was supported by Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant
       
     
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The page from an old photo album that started the research, taken on the streets of Shanghai in the 1930s
       
     
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What Happened In Shanghai - RAW!Land - China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Performing at CSIAF RAW!Land, Shanghai

27 October 2017, 2pm

Workshop

28 October 2017, 2pm

 

Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Maxmised Chunky Move and the 45th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations

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What Happened In Shanghai

These photos are taken from live and interactive research for What Happened In Shanghai at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, August 2016. Images by Grace He - ins@ziaciaociao

What Happened In Shanghai is a contemporary dance and multi-disciplinary work in development exploring concepts of family and cultural identity. My Chinese family’s roots are in Shanghai where my grandmother, Yuen Kun Chi studied the piano at the Shanghai Conservatorium during the Japanese occupation. Her best friend Chiubik perished in the turmoil and her dying wish was for my grandmother to replace her as wife and mother. My perception of my grandmother is framed by having known her only as an old austere woman whose language I couldn’t speak. Would I have a different opinion of my grandmother if I had been able to know her in her youth and better understand her life’s context? What was the essence of the moment when she made this momentous decision that led to the accident of my existence?

Australian and Shanghai dancers connect in the present by comparing differences between their relationships to their grandmother' pasts. In the process they also connect with the audience in the immediate present.

The next stage of this work is a rehearsal period, performance sharing and workshop at RAW!Land China Shanghai International Arts Festival, October 2017. This is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Victoria Chiu - Choreographer

Kristina Chan - Dancer

Gabrielle Nankivell – Dancer

Lui Ya Nan - Dancer

Yi Ling Xi – Dancer

Mindy Meng Wang - Composer/ Guzheng

Ma Haiping - Electronic musician

Guo JinXin - Video Artist/set designer

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1min test edit from site footage Shanghai April 2015
 April site specific and studio development in Shanghai 2016 supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria  First research period was supported by Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant
       
     

April site specific and studio development in Shanghai 2016 supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

First research period was supported by Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant

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Site Specific work for 'What Happened In Shanghai'
The page from an old photo album that started the research, taken on the streets of Shanghai in the 1930s
       
     
The page from an old photo album that started the research, taken on the streets of Shanghai in the 1930s
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Press from Shanghai - Thepaper.cn

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