INK

INK – By Wayward Thread (Ready to Tour) 

Mixing break and contemporary dance, Ink is about the struggle between the desires of state and citizen, embodied in the movement and aesthetic of Chinese calligraphy. Drawing inspiration from the imagery of cinematographer Zhang Yimou (‘Hero’, ‘House of Flying Daggers’) and the social commentary of contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei, we follow a writer who walks a fine line between art and dissidence.

When “maintaining cultural values” is the difference between freedom, imprisonment, exile or worse, a writer’s life hangs on his words. Bodies fly and ink runs in this stunning dance premiere.

Gorgeous muscular movement” Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention Originally developed at Breakin’ Convention’s ‘Open Art Surgery‘ 2016, the full feature show is commissioned by Curve Theatre and Southbank Centre, to premiere this October.

Run time: 50 mins

Dancers: Si Rawlinson, Vladimir Gruev, Daniel Phung, Andrei Roman

Showcase at CHINA CHANGING at SOUTHBANK CENTRE Saturday  October 7 2017 at 5pm,  PREMIERE at CURVE THEATRE, Friday October 20 2017 at 7pm.