Thunderstorm 2.0 Comes to the U.S.
After its successful Israeli premiere in Jerusalem at the Israel Festival in 2015, multi-media theatre work "Thunderstorm 2.0" comes to U.S. audiences for the first time!
Indiana University, Bloomington has invited China's leading avant garde theatre director Wang Chong and his troupe Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental to perform this contemporary retelling of the Chinese classic "Thunderstorm" for students and the general public. Wang Chong will also lead workshops and discussions across campus and for the local Bloomington Community.
Watch an excerpt of Thunderstom 2.0 HERE
one of the top 10 little theater works in China from the last 30 years
About the Director
Wang Chong is the artistic director of Beijing-based performance group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental. He studied theatre in the United States at UC Irvine and University of Hawaii. His works have toured China, Hong Kong, Japan, U.S., Canada, U.K., France, The Netherlands, Australia and elsewhere, receiving both popular and critical acclaim.
Wang has become the leading force of Chinese experimental theatre, known for his explorations in multimedia performance and documentary theatre. Thunderstorm 2.0 was named by Beijing News as “one of the best 10 small theatre works in China during the last 30 years.” Ibsen in One Take was noted by Literary Life Weekly as one of the “Top 10 performances of 2012 in China.” The Flowers on the Sea 2.0 was the first independent theatre production commissioned by China’s prestigious government-run Shanghai International Arts Festival. His translations include Mike Daisey’s "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs", Woody Allen’s "Central Park West", and Eve Ensler’s "Vagina Monologues".
Productions include Ibsen in One Take, Thunderstorm 2.0, Ghosts 2.0, Warfare of Landmine 2.0, Constellations, Revolutionary Model Opera 2.0, Lu Xun, and Little Emperors to premiere in 2017 in Melbourne, Australia as part of AsiaTOPA.
- 12 April, 2017, 7:00-9:30pm Open Rehearsal at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, sponsored by the UofM Confucius Institute
- 18, 19 April, 2017, 8:00pm US Premiere performances at the Indiana University Auditorium
- Including workshops and discussions on both campuses about the classic drama Thunderstorm by Cao Yu and how Wang Chong has adapted its 2.0 version.
Read the Indiana University China ReMixed Press Release Here!
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