Gu Jiani 2017 U.S. Tour

    Gu Jiani 2017 U.S. Tour

    the effect is magnetic – even the silences leave us breathless.

    Time Out Beijing

    innovative…Gu is unafraid to break the rules… masterful

    Huffington Post, US

    About the Choreographer

    Gu Jiani

    Originating from southern China, Gu trained in ballet and classical Chinese dance. Through exploration and self-discovery, her work focuses on the relationship between visual impact, emotional impulse and physical space.

    Gu previously danced with the Beijing Modern Dance Company, and has worked with such artists as Germany’s Munchner Kammerspiele on “Totally Happy” and Belgium’s Tino Sehgal in “This Variation” among others. She started to choreograph independently in 2013. Her recent project series include "Go & Nspace" and " Gu-Untitled."

    Gu received awards from the 2011 and 2013 China National Centre for the Performing Arts International Choreography Competition and her works have toured throughout China. Her duet “Right & Left” was invited to the Hong Kong Arts Festival, University of Michigan, and Melbourne Festival. The Shanghai International Arts Festival “RAW” Program commissioned her recent work, “Exit,” which premiered October 13, 2016.

    In addition to her choreography work, Gu is a painter and also creates video and multi-media projects. She collaborated on the short film "Design for Desire" which was awarded "Best Commercial Short Film" at the 2014 London Chinese Language Film Festival.

    2017 Tour Schedule

    • 1, 3, 4 June, 2017: San Francisco International Arts Festival
    • 9, 10 June, 2017: Seattle International Dance Festival
    • 16, 17 June, 2017: Los Angeles, The Huntington Gardens & Library
    • 22 June, 2017: New York City JACK Theatre - special appearance for University of Michigan book launch gala concert
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