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Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Saturday, February 8, 2020 / 8:00 pm EST$22 – $30
LIU QI Choreography
Guangdong Province is a bridge to inland China, a gateway through which the world saw China “open up” during economic reforms and one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions. It’s also a thriving hub of modern-dance movement, education and opportunity, led by the 1992 inception of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company as China’s first modern-dance ensemble. Hailed by The New York Times as “a pacesetter with a difference,” GMDC explores China’s modern identity, cultural history and social perspectives through contemporary dance. GMDC’s Beyond Calligraphy is a two-episode work channeling the flowing, detailed grace of Chinese calligraphy as both inspiration and point of departure for dialogue about ancient and modern culture. It’s a performance The Washington Post described as “full of meditative grace (and) sharp, cut-crystal physicality.”
PRE-SHOW TALK | 7PM | STEWART CENTER 310
Join Guangdong Modern Dance Company’s choreographer, Mrs. LIU Qi, for a discussion about the evening’s performance.
Purdue University and Purdue Convocations are actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The members of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company (GMDC) successfully passed their health screening upon entering the United States approximately two weeks ago, and their health continues to be monitored throughout their tour in the US. Convos, Purdue, and the GMDC are committed to the safety of our patrons, colleagues, and talent, and will continue to insure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.