YIN MEI work-in-progress (except)
Music: Bora Yong
Text: Hansol Jung
Performance: Yin Mei & Fei Bo
Visual: Sha Huang/David Bengali
Presente: Rachel Cooper
Asia Society NY 2013
Opera director: Chen Shi Zheng. Theater du Chartelet, Paris, April 2012.
Visual/Dramaturgy: Jay Scheib, March 2012.
SEVEN SAGES OF BAMBOO GROVE (5 mins excerpt)
A Scent of Time premiered at the Beijing Cultural Palace Theater in December 2010. This evening-length "post-modern ballet" was commissioned by the Beijing Dance Academy, China's leading dance school. Yin Mei choreographed this work for 36 dancers with multi-media projections and live and recorded music.
In City of Paper, three contemporary choreographers – Yin Mei, Dai Jian and Kota Yamazaki – explore a Wayang-like shadow world in which light, sound, paper, masks and movement converge in a post-modern meditation on history, fact and the mutability of human perception. Set in a digitally interactive scenographic environment, the work weaves together personal vignettes, audio/visual fragments, a complex musical soundscape and abrupt yet sensuous movement to create a dream landscape from which the events of a single momentous year during the Chinese Cultural Revolution gradually emerge.
Cursive Premiered February 2006 at The Vision Festival, New York City (version titled “Wild Grass”). A mixed media solo installation/performance work performed on paper with ink. Also performed at Queens Museum Biennale and various New York City galleries (also titled “Ink/Paper/Body/Scent”). Exhibition at DeVos Museum, Northern Michigan University.
Premiered March 2005 at the Dance Theater Workshop, New York City. Multi-media dance theater work for four performers created in collaboration with sound/visual designer Christopher Salter. Work toured U.S. and was performed at Shanghai Contemporary Theater Festival.
Premiered April 2002 at The Asia Society, New York City. Solo work with green tea powder created in collaboration with artist Wenda Gu as part of “New Way of Tea” exhibition at Asia Society Galleries.
Premiered May 2001 at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York City. Evening-length intercultural dance theater work created in collaboration with installation artist Cai Guo-Qiang and composer Robert Een. Work toured U.S.
Premiered November 1998 at The Asia Society, New York City. Evening-length dance theater work created in collaboration with Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo and MacArthur Award-winning artist Xu Bing. Performers included Tibetan modern dancer Sang Jijia (later with William Forsythe Company), Jennifer Nugent (currently with Bill T. Jones), a Buddhist “fighting monk” and seven Indonesian musicians performing live. Also performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Premiered August 1999 at the Jerusalem Museum, Israel.
Premiered April 1997 at The Japan Society.
Premiered November 2003 at Arizona State University Theater.
Premiered November 1997 at Mulberry Street Theater, New York City.
Premiered September 1997 at Pace Downtown Theater, New York City.
Premiered September 1996 at Chikamatsu Festival, Nagata, Japan.
Premiered July 1996 at Indonesian Dance Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Premiered April 1996 at Movement Research at Judson Church, New York City.
Premiered January 1996 at Theater X, Tokyo, Japan.
Premiered August 1995 at Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors Festival, New York City.
Premiered July 1995 at Contemporary Dance Festival, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Premiered December 1994 at Beijing Dance Academy Theater, Beijing, China.
Premiered November 1994 at Jakarta International Dance Festival, Indonesia.
Premiered April 1993 at Asian Contemporary Dance Festival, La Mama ETC, New York City.
Premiered November 1990 at La Mama ETC, New York City.
Premiered April 1989 at Washington Square Theater, New York City.
Premiered August 1987 at the Jerusalem Museum, Israel.
Premiered August 1985 at City Hall Theater, Hong Kong (choreographed for Hong Kong Dance Company).
Prize in solo competition, International Young Choreographer’s Competition (Hong Kong) 1985.