PRESENTED WITH TURNING POINT ENSEMBLE AND WEN WEI DANCE
This dynamic, intercultural performance features six dancers from Wen Wei Dance, as well as 12 musicians brought together from Turning Point Ensemble and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra. The title refers to a rare form of Chinese calligraphy in which the brush touches the paper in long, light strokes, evoking grace and delicacy but also powerful velocity. The creators are inspired by this aesthetic, and by the basic, animating forces of nature; these are brought to life onstage as the performers play off each other, exploring the dynamics of East and West, black and white, music and motion.
There’s an intense physicality to this piece, made all the more palpable by the use of ink, paper, silk and other materials. A pleasure for the eyes and the ears, Flying white – 飞白 hits a trifecta of gorgeous visual design, thrilling kinetics and captivating music. The performance is an education in the possibilities of art; it seduces the senses and proceeds to retrain them.