The Embroidery Girl

Set in the Qing dynasty,  a legendary story of embroidery Master Xiu Niang’s life, loves and the accomplishment of a venerated Embroidery Art Bible against the backdrop of a rigid male dominated society.   This balletic work, a heady blend of Chinese folk, classical and contemporary dance, has West-End production values as well as distinctly Chinese feel, exotic music and sumptuous costumes.

Sublimely beautiful choreography by Zhao Ming 赵明, world renowned choreographer,   many of his epic productions are known in the west such as:  Dream of the Red Chamber 红楼梦, Farewell My Concubine 霸王别姬, acrobatic Swan Lake 天鹅湖, etc.  His fame in the Chinese dance world is equivalent to that of film director Zhang Yimao 张艺谋 in the film industry.

Stunning dance display by Zhang Yashu 张娅姝, a beautiful Chinese dance superstar, her distinctive style, technically beautiful yet emotionally resonant, stands out and sets the benchmark for others to follow. Her skillful leaps, lifts and stances always win audience applause.  

Striking Stage Art by Zhang Jiwen 张继文, a multi award winning contemporary stage designer. In this dance drama, he masterfully handles the perspective using grids and geometric patterns to communicate dramatic scale and depth. The Embroidery Girl is a spectacular tour de force of stage visual display-  making this a must see show.

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