Choregrapher and dancer Dai Jian premieres his new work in selected galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This Friday (June, 26, 2015), world renowned dancer and choreographer Dai Jian will premiere his new work SILENT dialogue using some of the galleries that are hosting the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit as the backdrop for this piece that was also inspired by it. This performance is free with admission to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jian has been dancing since age 8 and started composing dance pieces when he was 18. Jian, a veteran of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts companies, won the 1998 National Dance Competition in China. In 2000 he won the New Stars in Performing Arts from Guangzhou City with his first solo creation.
SILENT dialogue starts at 5PM and ends at 98 PM. Selected galleries where the work will be performed are: Melanesia, Gallery 354, Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court, The Blanche and A. L. Levine Court Gallery 915, and Galleries 921-925,The Charles Engelhard Court, Robert Lehman Wing court, Gallery 963.
This world premiere is part of the Metropolitan Museum's MetFridays. To learn about about MetFridays:New York's Night Out please click here.
This performance, inspired by the exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass, is made possible by Adrian Cheng.
China: Through the Looking Glass, on view May 7–August 16, 2015, is made possible by Yahoo. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast and several Chinese donors.
For tickets, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949
Photo credits: Michele Xiaoyun Fan