The pioneer of independent Chinese dance theatre Wen Hui traces her own history and that of her female family members - their hurts, imprints and strengths.


WED 09.11.2022
8:00pm — 9:00pm

Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Saal

Meet the Artists afterwards on Wednesday, 9.11. Warm-up for audience on Thursday, 10.11. In Chinese with German surtitles

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"When I looked at family photos, I was surprised that, unlike my brother, there were hardly any pictures of my parents and me. Was that because I was a girl and therefore insignificant?" In her solo piece I am 60, the pioneer of independent Chinese dance theatre Wen Hui uses images and film footage to trace her own history and that of her female family members, their hurts, imprints and strengths. Wen Hui tells of personal and social discrimination, but also of movements of female emancipation, for example in the Golden Age of Chinese cinema in the 1930s, when female characters were not just beautiful décor but fighters in their own right. In I am 60, historical film clips meet private documents, statistical facts and interviews meet personal memories. In between, Wen Hui moves lightly, dance-like, almost like a blade in the wind. She brings together the present and the past and gives space to the physical experiences of women of different generations.

Choreography, dance: Wen Hui Dramaturgy: Zhang Zhen Music: Wen Luyuan Video: Rémi Crépeau, Zhou Xueping Lighting, stage technology: Romain de Lagarde Head of stage technology: Francisco Linares Administration, booking: Damien Valette Coordination: Louise Bailly

A production of Théâtre de la Ville, Living Dance Studio and Damien Valette Prod, in co-production with Théâtre de la Ville / Festival d'automne Paris. Supported by a residency at Théâtre de la Ville - Les Abbesses. Thanks to the technical team of Théâtre des Abbesses. Laureate of the French Institute Residency Programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, supported by Micadanses Paris. Sponsored by Dance Studio at CND Centre National de la Danse Paris, supported by the French Institute in China. Realised in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Beijing.

Further dates:

  • THU 10.11. | 8:00pm

    Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Saal