Right & Left Contemporary Dance Performance

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Event Date: 
September 26, 2015
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Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
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black and white photograph of two dancers

A haunting expression of human experience, Right & Left is an intricate shadow dance, moving and flowing in unison on a starkly lit stage. Two dancers express human's complex, off-kilter relationship to one another, expressing emotions through dance. Gu Jiani, a rising star of Chinese choreography, fuses a contemporary dance language of incredible precision with shadows and projected lights. A 30-minute Q&A will follow the performance. 

In conjunction of this dance performance, Professor Emily Wilcox (Asian Languages and Cultures, U-M) will introduce Gu Jiani's work and discuss issues of gender and sexuality in Chinese contemporary dance at 6 pm, Thursday, September 24 at the Michigan League Hussey Room. 

This presentation is cosponsored by the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of Humanities, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Center for World Performance Studies, Office of Research, and Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.