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November 12, 2012

Confucius Institute presents lecture on Chinese experimental theatre

Experimental Theatre in China Today

Lecture by Claire Conceison
Professor of Theater Studies and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
Thursday, November 19 | 4pm
Michigan League - Michigan Room (second floor)
911 N. University, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public.

Meng Jinghui's 2009 revival of Liao Yimei's "Rhinoceros in Love" (恋爱的犀牛) at Fengchao Theatre in Beijing (photo courtesy of Claire Conceison).

Speaker’s abstract: A brief overview of theater’s development in mainland China and introduction to some of the most influential playwrights and directors, including Yu Rongjun in Shanghai and Meng Jinghui in Beijing. Accompanied by photographs and video clips, this presentation will explain how forces such as politics, globalization, and commercialization have shaped performances on stage in contemporary China, and how artists like Yu and Meng have renewed the popularity of theater for young urban audiences.

Posted by zzhu at November 12, 2012 04:18 PM