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Encounters相遇

As we journey through our lives—people, places, and ideas unexpectedly captivate us. Often these encounters forever change us. Tonight, Encounters invites all to see beauty in the unanticipated, find something new in the familiar, and be transformed by the connections and exchanges.

These encounters are represented through abstract and literal movements. In Nightstreet, our young dancers encounter one another’s distinctive personalities. In Chakra, the dancers encounter a unique object that invites them to discover and explore new possibilities.

Our cloggers, through an impressive array of speed and accuracy, encounter the intricacies of foot rhythms in the tantalizingly tangible Suzy. In Rapture, however, the contemporary choreography communicates through a more abstract design where people feel joy when surrounded by those they love.

The universal appeal of George Gershwin’s music comes vibrantly alive in our high-flying, flare-filled lindy hop Fling, Flang, Flung.

Influences from the American Deep South resonate throughout Hambone, a light-hearted twist on rhythm, as couples compete in a delightfully tricky and playful encounter.

10-WHEN WE ENCOUNTER 02Spatial relationships and captivating syncopation reach a new level in Tap, in which the shifting of weight from one direction to the other, and the contrasting of softer tones against the louder sounds, givesgive way to more subtle and refined encounters.

Light, beauty and truth are encountered and reflected in Heart Line, a technically challenging contemporary dance by European master Ihsan Rustem.

We end our journey with When We Encounter, a beautifully choreographed piece reflecting the fascination, confusion, and joy of discovering differences and commonalities as East meets West.

Just as the ripples in a quiet pond move out from the slight touch of a hand, change shape, and shift direction as they meet with other objects in the water, may our lives shift, transform, or be reborn by having encountered each other in tonight’s performance. Thanks for this opportunity to share. We know our hearts will be changed forever by tonight’s encounter.

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NCPA in Beijing

《相遇》晚会介绍

中国国家大剧院演出

《相遇》

美国杨百翰大学当代剧场舞蹈团呈现

2013月11月13日

在生命的旅途中,我们会不期而至地邂逅很多人,很多新的地方,以及很多新思想的火花。通常,这些邂逅会改变我们的一生。今晚,《相遇》邀请你们,在不经意间发现美丽,在意料之中体验意外,并在交流与沟通中完美人生。

你们即将看到的,是通过舞蹈对于哲学思考和文学想象所表现出来的不同的相遇时刻:在“夜市”里,年轻的舞者们通过相遇,发现了每一个人鲜明而不同的个性。在“心轮”里,舞者们通过相遇特殊的物体,在探索和发现的过程中,改变着自己,光亮着未来。

在令人振奋的“苏西耶”里,踢踏舞者们通过身心的相遇,用错综复杂的步伐和节奏,展示了真实而惊人的速度与精确性。而在“销魂”的作品中,这位当代舞蹈的编导却通过更加抽象的设计,展示着人们被自己所爱的人所环绕时的喜悦。

具有全球吸引力的乔治·格什温的音乐片段“唱,唱,唱”,与充满爆发力的“甩,扔,投”舞蹈动作结合一起,掀起了音乐和舞蹈相遇的高潮。

10-WHEN WE ENCOUNTER 02共鸣于美国南方的文化,“挑剔”这个作品,以幽默和欢快的节奏,把伴侣们在竞争中既要坚持自我,又要与自己另一半密切配合的挑战情景表现的淋漓尽致。

密切的空间关系和极富感染力的切分音在“踢踏重量级”的作品中达到了一个新的水平。从一个方向到另一个方向的重量转移,从响亮的音色中找到柔和的色调,使得相遇显得更加微妙和精致。希望,美好和真理在欧洲当代编导大师伊杉。华思特充满技术挑战的舞蹈作品“心线”中相遇并得到恰当的演绎 。

我们的邂逅与相遇,将恋恋不舍地停留在“当我们相遇”的剧目中。希望这个美丽的舞蹈作品所反映出来的,对于东西方文化差异和文明冲突的迷茫和困惑,以及在和而不同的思想指导下,所展现的东西方文明相互交融的喜悦和快乐,能够让我们真诚地问候30年来所相知的中国老朋友,也能够让我们幸运地相遇中国年青一代的新朋友。相信我们与北京舞蹈学院共同奉献的这个作品,会使我们两校20年来艺术和教育的合作进入一个崭新的时代。

仿佛一个宁静的池塘,被一只手轻轻地触碰而泛起涟漪,它们在水中改变着形状,移动着方向,相遇着其它的物体。我们真挚地期待,我们的生活在今晚的相遇中改变,转换和更新。我们非常感谢在国家大剧院与你们分享的这个机会。我们的心将会因为今晚的相遇而改变,直到永远。

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