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Jin Xing Dance Theatre to toast its 20th anniversary with a new presentation piece

Jin Xing Dance Theatre is celebrating its 20th birthday with a new presentation, “Random Goodbyes.”

The 52-year-old Jin Xing is a renowned presence in the dance world. She revealed great passion for dance performance at a young age. At 9 years old she joined the People’s Liberation Army to receive dance and military training. Then after studying under modern dance pioneers Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham in the United States, Jin embarked on a tour of Europe before returning to China at the age of 26.

Despite surgery to a paralyzed left leg and controversy over her transgender identity, she never quit on her dancing career and in 2000, Jin founded the Jin Xing Dance Theatre.

The dance troupe became renowned for its intriguing adaptation of modern Western dance styles, while remaining distinctively contemporary Chinese. In fact, the inexhaustibly rich heritage of Chinese culture is a major source of inspiration, as is the intentional exposure of the 16 company dancers to international artists through training, workshops and collaborations.

To celebrate its 20th birthday, the Jin Xing Dance Theatre is to perform a new modern dance drama “Random Goodbyes,” under the international choreography of Moya Michelle and David Hernandez. The show aims to highlight personal experience, faint revelations and unspoken desire among the community. Time is the best censor and “Random Goodbyes” is a sterling tribute to two decades of Jin Xing Dance Theatre.

Date: February 28/29, 7:30pm

Tickets: 80-680 yuan

Venue: Shanghai International Dance Center Theater

Address: 1650 Hongqiao Rd


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