Chinese classical dance

This dance compilation shows the work of the Chinese Classical Dance Department of the Beijing Dance Academy. Symbolism runs through the choreographies: ink is a metaphor for the dancing body. The performers’ fluid motions resemble brushstrokes and their costumes give the illusion of ink wash paintings.

At the heart of the creative concept lies the pursuit of the spirit of Chinese classical dance. The aesthetic feeling of the show is complemented by calm, light dance postures. Characters, plot and story structure take a backseat in these choreographies. Curious about the result? Watch parts of the performance here!