Liang / Maliphant / Wheeldon — An evening featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan
This dynamic programme is a new British-Chinese cultural collaboration exploring where classical meets contemporary dance, showcasing the extraordinary talents of Chinese prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan, principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and Taiwanese virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu. The evening includes three UK premieres choreographed by Taiwanese-born American Edwaard Liang, and Sadler's Wells Associate Artists Russell Maliphant and Christopher Wheeldon.
- "Classical, modern ballet, and modern dance in one show. With various dance languages, it is a special night of a special cross over performance "
- BEIJING EVENING NEWS
Finding Light, choreographed by Liang, is danced by San Francisco principal dancers Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith. Wheeldon's Five Movements, Three Repeats is centred around the luminous music of Max Richter and features a cast of four dancers, including Clifton Brown, former principal dancer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Russell Maliphant presents a new solo work PresentPast, which was specially created for Fang-Yi Sheu, with lighting design by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls. The evening also features two seminal works: Wheeldon's After The Rain and Maliphants Two x Two.
The evening premiered in Beijing last year and is a co-production with the National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing, Ballet Star Foundation Beijing and Sadler's Wells.