CHINA FRINGE THEATER FESTIVAL at La MaMa
The Physical Guerrillas
China Fringe Theater Festival
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:00PM
The Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
The Ellen Stewart Theatre is located on the south side of East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.
Transportation: F Train to Second Ave; R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place
Running Time: 75 minutes
THE DICTIONARY OF SOUL. A live work of performance art and physical theater, performed by the Physical Guerrillas, a group founded in 1997 and directed by LI Ning, theatre and film director, physical education researcher and practitioner, curator, and a graduate from the Fine Arts Education Department of ShanDong Art Academy. (U.S. Premiere: February 8 - 9)
TWO DOGS (Opinions On Life) is one of the most popular plays on mainland China, coming to La MaMa in a production directed by Meng Jinghui, one of China’s most influential theatre directors, Artistic Director of Beijing Fringe Festival and Beijing Bee Hive Theatre. In TWO DOGS, two dogs journey to the big city to pursue their dreams, only to have their adventures rudely disrupted by reality. Physical comedy and improvisation combined with a grunge-punk rock aesthetic create a highly amusing and thought-provoking performance. (U.S. Premiere: February 10 - 11)
THE STORY OF XIAOYI is an interactive psychodrama performed by Shanghai Huidiji Public Psychological Care Center. Based on real stories and psychosocial counseling cases, and comprised of four major sections, “Dramatic Presentation”, “Interactive Experiences”, “Volunteer Interpretation”, and “Hui Diji’s Heart Forum.” Shanghai Huidiji Public Psychological Care Center was launched in 2011 in China as a non-profit professional organization that provides mental health care services and spiritual guidance for the public. It aims to provide spiritual guidance to promote the general welfare of Chinese society. Directed by Sun Xinlan (U.S. Premiere: February 15 - 16)
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