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August 28, 2008

Dance with Farm Workers - November 22 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Wu Wenguang and Su Ming; China, 2001; 57 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Verite documentarist Wu Wenguang records an unconventional dance performance project entitled "Dance with Farm Workers."

Initiated and organzied by choreographer Wen Hui (the director's wife), along with artists Song Dong and Yun Xiuzhen and staged in a former textile factory, ten actors and dancers are brought together with thirty farm workers who came from poor regions of Sichuan Province to work on construction sites in Beijing. Drawn to this dance project by the promise of 30 yuan a day for their efforts, the laborers later discover that even they have an opportunity to stand center stage and make a statement.

Posted by moyera at August 28, 2008 01:57 PM