“We are fortunate to have this unique company perform in Cleveland
and to present them in partnership with DANCECleveland and the
Cleveland Public Library,”
Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C Performing Arts and
Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater is led by choreographer
Wang Yuanyuan and visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and
Hanjiang. The group collaborates with internationally
renowned dramatists, musicians and designers to create works
with dynamic sets and imaginative choreography.
The February performances in Cleveland feature a mixed
repertoire of pieces from Beijing Dance Theater’s Hamlet,
Wild Grass and Crossing.
Audiences will see:
• The story of Shakespeare's Hamlet reimagined in
the universal language of ballet, with dance movements capturing
the prince’s struggles with the fallout from his father's
• A trance-like fantasia experienced through Chinese writer Lu
Xun’s Wild Grass, with the piece as beautiful in its
design as it is confounding in its movement.
• An evolving set asymmetrical in form as Crossing
progresses through performance solos, duets and trios that pit
lyrical movement against the stark realities of space and sound.
Tickets range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased at
or by calling 216-241-6000. Each show includes moderated
pre- and post-show talks with performers and producers.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund:
China on Tour, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts.
Tri-C’s 2018-2019 Performing Arts season features 10 productions
showcasing classical piano, jazz and dance. It is designed to
bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland
community. To learn more, visit
For more information on DANCECleveland, visit
For more information on Cleveland Public Library, visit