2047 APOLOGUE – a concept performance by Zhang Yimou featuring 64…

2047 Apologue

an idea efficiency in eight elements

by director Zhang Yimou

this video paperwork the final a part of the present referred to as “Weaving Machine”

Chinese language director Zhang Yimou who’s greatest recognized for his films “Increase the Pink Lantern”, “Hero” and “The Nice Wall” but in addition for guiding the opening and shutting ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics returns to the theater stage together with his idea perfomance “2047 APOLOGUE”.
Zhang Yimou has unveiled his newest work on the Nationwide Middle for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Primarily based on Peking Opera “Sanchakou,” “2047 Apologue” is breaking the type of conventional stage performs, combining Chinese language people artwork with the newest expertise. The present goals to reflect actuality, commenting on how science and expertise are an enormous a part of life within the 21st century. The present consists of eight elements, every combining a conventional chinese language craft, music or dance fashion with trendy excessive tech resembling lasers, robots, drones and kinetics.

WHITEvoid was commissioned to create, program and direct the kinetic show for the final a part of the present referred to as “Weaving Machine”. The 9 minute efficiency options 640 motorized LED spheres, an anchient chinese language weaving machine and a contemporary dancer. German motor winch producer KINETIC LIGHTS supplied the vertical hoist programs for the LED spheres and management software program. Russian RADUGADESIGN animated a complementing video backdrop and CPG Ideas from Hong Kong supplied the dance choreography for british dancer Rose Alice.

The present will tour China all through 2018


full credit:


Zhang Yimou


L!VE Kingway China

assistant director: Lulu He
manufacturing assistant: Jingsi Yan

kinetic present design and programming:


Christopher Bauder
Daniel Dalfovo
Manuel Bossard

kinetic lighting expertise:

Kinetic Lights

background video and idea:


Ivan Nefedkin
Maxim Deev
Safiullina Irina

dance chorography:


Lisa Keegan, Emma Seward
dancer: Rose Alice

weaving performer:
Wu Shuxiang

Beijing Nationwide Centre for the Performing Arts

Sponsored By Buick

video documentation:
Simon Krahl

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