HOU YING DANCE THEATER
Hou Ying Dance Theater company was founded in 2011, Hou Ying firstly established Vision Dance Theater company in 2006 based in New York before the current one. In 2008, she went back to china to choreograph the show titled The Picture for the Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2008. In 2009, she relocated her dance company and switched her career focus to Beijing, China. Since she went back to China, she has been dedicated in developing and fostering improvisational practices in dance and creative education.
Hou Ying as the artistic director plays the crucial and vital role in the Hou Ying Dance Theater company. Hou Ying was trained in traditional Chinese classic dance, folk dance, ballet, traditional Chinese opera, and martial arts. In the United States, she also studied the dance techniques from the dance masters such as Martha Graham, José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown. Hou Ying has devoted her life time to exploring how to integrate the eastern rhyme, spirit that includes the natural movement of the body with the western post modern dance techniques that involves the deconstruction of the body. As a result, she formed a unique and highly recognizable Hou Ying dance limbs movement skills where the idea of body mind holism is the key which shows how the consciousness drives the mind, the mind in turn drives the body and the body reflects the mind.
It has been imperative for Hou Ying Dance Theater to develop extraordinary works with uncompromising attitude. The works include: Night of the Spirit(1996)/ Kiss(1998)/ TuTu(2009)/ Interface(2011)/ Interface2(2012)/ Infinity(2013)/ The Moment(2015), and so on. The company’s works incorporates theatrical elements, experimental music, contemporary art, and is seen as the revolutionary avant-garde art in its inter-disciplinary collaboration and practices.
Hou Ying Dance Theater has been invited to tour in more than 10 countries. Hou Ying Dance Theater has been invited to join many international art festivals and art institutions , such as the Tisch Theater in Art Institute of New York, Lincoln outdoor art festival, New York festival of Asian art, Chinese Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Portuguese Almada Art Festival, St Petersburg Openlook Festival, the Chinese and Russian culture year etc. HY Dance Theatre company becomes an internationally well known Chinese modern dance company and one of the world wide top dance companies which profoundly absorbs the merits from both the Western and Eastern cultures.