Costume designer: Galina Mihaleva
Stage: Saskia Jorda
Lighting: Godzilla TAN
Music: An Index of Metals
Walks of Life was premiered in January 28, 2009. Beijing Haidian Theatre.
alks of Life explores the relationship between the intellectual and the natural world. The choreographer separates the work into two sections. The first part is framed by an earthy natural scene, in which dancers use physical and grounded movement and wear representational costumes intertwined with plant-liked ornamentation. This section represents the birth of life. In the second part, the scene transforms to a more pedestrian and societal-driven environment and the movements transition from “super-realism” to “realism”. The choreographer focuses on expressing his reflection of Samsara, the endless circle of death and rebirth, by revealing the relationship between human and nature.
“Walks of life had demonstrated the philosophy of the East.” ————China Youth Daily