France's CCNT Premiere China Tour
Ping Pong Productions collaborated with Sino-France Festival Croisements 2015 to bring Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (CCNT) on their first China tour June 21-July 8, 2015 in Kunming, Liuzhou, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
Created for the 2014 Avignon Festival, the 3-act LIED BALLET is a modern production in which two major art forms - choreography (ballet) and music (lied) - from the Romantic period intersect. A new work for young audiences TEL QUEL! is a whimsical "game of constructions, acceptance and integration." By questioning our eternal relationship with our own body, the piece excites young audiences' imagination in a theatrical and humorous way.
A proud, decided dance; a dance that doesn’t scorn its pleasure
A voyage in its own right, this Lied Ballet is also an inn-stop on the journey of a choreographer who’s forever gaining in depth. Lebrun brings us, once again, proof that dance still has so much to tell.
About the Artists
Artistic Director Thomas Lebrun and CCNT
Thomas Lebrun began directing the CCNT in January 2012. His artistic leadership is characterized by his desire to promote dance in all its nuances and diversities.
Established in April 1989, The Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours is part of the network of 19 National Choreographic Centres in France (CCN) created in 1984. CCNT is a place of creation, research and training focused on contemporary dance. The Centre’s programming includes residencies, professional training, support to amateur dancers, and awareness-raising advocacy and activities for the art of dance. It presents works of emerging and renowned choreographers to the public in a spirit of artistic discovery.
- June 23: Kunming Theater - LIED BALLET
- June 25: Liuzhou Culture and Arts Center - LIED BALLET
- July 3 & 4: Guangzhou Opera House - TEL QUEL!
- July 7: Shenzhen Nanshan Entertainment and Sports Center - TEL QUEL!
Chorégraphique National de Tours (CCNT) Premiere China Tour: Kunming, Liuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen.
And education outreach activities in Kunming and Guangzhou!