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.

侯莹舞蹈剧场成立于2011年,其前身是侯莹于2006年在纽约创建的视野舞蹈剧场。2008年,侯莹回国参与奥运会开幕式“画卷”舞蹈编创。2009年,侯莹将舞蹈创作重心移至北京,在中国大力推动现代舞的即兴创作及教育。

侯莹舞蹈剧场以艺术总监侯莹为灵魂人物,她曾学习过中国舞、民间舞、芭蕾舞、戏曲及太极,旅美期间继续深入研习何塞·李蒙、莫斯·坎宁汉、崔莎·布朗等现代舞蹈大师的技术技巧及西方戏剧舞台表演艺术。长期以来,侯莹致力于探索东方的自然身体能量转换与西方后现代肢体解构技巧的结合,形成独特的、高辨识度的“侯莹身体运动技巧”——意识带动思维,思维带动身体,身体体现思想。

侯莹舞蹈剧场本着对舞蹈艺术不妥协的态度,力求每个作品呈现独特风格,代表作品包括:《悬浮》(2006)、《地平线》(2007)、《介》(2011)、《介2》(2012)、《冉》(2013)、《涂图》(2014)、《意外》(2015)等。其作品结合大量剧场元素、实验音乐、多媒体及当代艺术,在跨界合作上极具先锋性与引领性。

“侯莹舞蹈剧场”乞今受邀巡演十多个国家,参加纽约大学、林肯户外艺术节、纽约亚洲艺术节、葡萄牙阿尔马达艺术节、圣彼得堡Openlook艺术节、中俄文化年、广东现代舞周、上海国际艺术节等国际艺术节及艺术机构的艺术活动,成为具有国际一流水准的东西方文化兼收并蓄的中国现代舞蹈团体。

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