Green Snake Comes to the Kennedy Center
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC presents World Stages International Theater Festival 2014.
Ping Pong Productions worked with China's National Theatre Company of China and the Ministry of Culture to bring award-winning director Tian Qinxin's latest production Green Snake as the featured Asian representation in this international festival.
National Theatre of China’s ‘Green Snake’ at Kennedy Center playfully blends old and new
Occupying the beauty of that deep, visual space is Quinxin’s lyrical direction with her choreographic movement of the actors and blocking. It’s strategic but sensual-flowing, and rhythmic. Green Snake remains original while retaining the classical elements of the ancient folklore.
About the Director
Tian Qinxin is a director for the National Theatre of China, and she is considered one of the most talented and influential directors in Asia. A distinctive presence in contemporary Chinese theater, her work has also left a significant impact on the global theater scene.
Her notable works include stage plays The Field of Life and Death, Hurricane, The Orphan of Zhao, Red Rose and White Rose, Ming Dynasty, and The Yellow Storm; musical theater production The Riddler; musical Song of Light and Shadow (2010); Kun opera Peach Blossom Fan–1699; and television series Life and Death Bridge.
Her honors and awards include the Golden Award of the Performance for the China Arts Festival, National Stage Art Award, Playwright Award of Wenhua Award, Director Award of Wenhua Award, Best Director of Chinese Drama Golden Lion Award, Cao Yu Theatre Literature Award, and Excellent Theatre Worker of Chinese Drama Centennial by Chinese Ministry of Culture (2007). She is also a Chinese Drama Centennial Hall of Famer.
- March 27, 2014 7:30pm
- March 28, 2014 7:30pm
- March 29, 2014 1:30pm
- March 29, 2014 7:30pm
- March 30, 2014 1:30pm
Read and Watch More About the US Premiere:
The Washington Post: "National Theatre of China’s ‘Green Snake’ at Kennedy Center playfully blends old and new"
CCTV English News: "Contemporary retelling of "Green Snake"staged in Washington D.C."
China Daily USA: "Green Snake premieres in DC; an enchanting mystery"
Washington Post: Spring Preview Theater