Choreography: LIU Qi
Music : Dickson Dee(CASH)
Lighting Design(original): Goh Boon Ann
Lighting Design(re-run): Low Shee Hoe
Costume Design: WU Bing
Performance: Guangdong Modern Dance Company Dancers
One of the big success stories of international dance… a pacesetter with a difference
-- The New York Times
full of meditative grace, sharp, cut-crystal physicality and languid dignity.
-- Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post
Beyond Calligraphy is one of the most popular repertoire of Guangdong Modern Dance Company.
Upon Calligraphy, Episode 1, is a poem of movements, which are developed from the stylistic essence of different Chinese scripts. It comprises five dances named after the five different script styles in the Chinese calligraphy. Since the debut performance in 2005, the work has had more than 100 performances all around the world. The work has also won awards for Liu Qi and the Guangdong Modern Dance Company on outstanding choreography, lighting design, performance as well as production. Episode 2 Ink Wash Landscape, pays homage to the spiritual essence of ink wash painting. The linear logic of development in the original work, which comments on the cold, emotionless mode of communication in the digital era, is resolved in balance and harmony between the water and ink.
Beyond Calligraphy has been one of Guangdong Modern Dance Company’s most successful productions. The Washington Post describes it as “full of meditative grace, sharp, cut-crystal physicality and languid dignity.”