Out of Asia 2

3 Oct - 3 Dec

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

The performing arts in Asia are evolving fast, bringing different perspectives and fresh energy to stages all over the world. Following our Out of Asia season in 2011, we are offering the rare opportunity to experience outstanding dance from the continent again.

Out of Asia 2 features a groundbreaking range of work by five dance companies from across China and Taiwan, including National Ballet of China and Yang Liping Contemporary Dance, as well as four independent choreographers from China, Japan, Indonesia and India, in a special collaboration with Choy Ka Fai, originally from Singapore. 


TAO Dance Theater - 6 & 8

3 & 4 Oct at 7.30pm

Acclaimed Beijing-based choreographer Tao Ye returns with two pieces, showcasing his mesmeric, trance-like style.

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Choy Ka Fai - SoftMachine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan
13 & 14 Oct at 8pm

An evening of performance and film from India and China investigating contemporary dance in Asia Today.

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The China National Peking Opera Company - The General and the Prime Minister
13 Oct at 7.30pm
15 Oct at 2.30pm

The first programme from one of China’s most respected cultural exports, based on historical tales and Chinese folklore.

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The China National Peking Opera Company - White Snake 
14 & 15 Oct at 7.30pm

Second programme from the celebrated Chinese company, based on The Legend of The White Snake.

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Choy Ka Fai - SoftMachine: Yuya & Rianto
21 & 22 Oct at 8pm

A second evening showcasing some of the most cutting-edge dance performances emerging from Japan and Indonesia. 

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Yang Liping Contemporary Dance - Under Siege
2 - 5 Nov at 7.30pm

One of China’s most famous dancers, Yang’s first modern work as a choreographer adapts the story Farewell My Concubine.

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Cloud Gate 2 - Triple Bill
21 - 23 Nov at 7.30pm

The first ever UK dates of the celebrated Taiwanese company, featuring some of their most talented young dance artists.

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National Ballet of China - The Peony Pavillion
29 Nov - 3 Dec at 7.30pm
3 Dec at 2.30pm

A sumptuous feast for the senses, this gem in the company’s repertoire is based on one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature.

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Choy Ka Fai - SoftMachine Installation: Expedition
3 Oct - 3 Dec

The SoftMachine Expedition is a free installation, across the Sadler’s Wells foyer spaces, of visual documentaries, choreographic encounters and contemporary dance archives, collected from a research expedition across the choreographic landscape of Asia.

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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