"They move with fluid grace, speed, and dazzling synchronicity."
–Sydney Morning Herald
Jin Xing, Artistic Director
China’s most celebrated dancer, Jin Xing (directly translated as “golden star”), and her company Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai, showcase a retrospective of 10 of her best works over the last 25 years, featuring lavish onstage environments and a feast for the senses. Though not actually tango, Shanghai Tango showcases a contemporary Shanghai, a blend of east and west in dance, costumes, and music that mixes passions and cultures from both the past and the future. Jin Xing’s courage, fighting spirit, and beautiful artistry have contributed to her great success as a ballerina and owner of China’s only independent dance company. Her choreography is graceful, subtle, and filled with visual appeal. Performed to rave reviews in Europe, this event is part of a three-year exchange with arts leaders across the country showcasing Chinese culture.
This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
The presentation of Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The 2012 national tour of the Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai is part of a major, multi-year cultural exchange with Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, the Chinese Ministry of Culture, and the U.S. Major University Presenter’s consortium. Support for the tour has been provided by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China, the University of Minnesota’s China Center and Confucius Institute, the Chinese American Association-Minnesota, Nice Ride Minnesota, and by the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study. Presented in support from Hilton Garden Inn.
This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board, General Mills Foundation, and Land O'Lakes Foundation.
Artists and programs subject to change.