THE SKY IN THEIR EYES | V&A Museum | A Journey of Tragedy and Hope through Fashion and Dance Theatre
Rui Xu was invited by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to create a performance as part of their monthly Friday Late event on 20th November, 2019. This one called Sino Flux, celebrating the contemporary art, design, sounds and states of China in Flux.
The performance explores the proud and gentle Chinese antelope family whose wild habitat is fast sisappearing through urbanization and slaughter Bby man. Rui Xu reinterprets the antelope family endowing them with the traditional Chinese aesthetic character of ‘Junzi’, which has a similar meaning to a gentle man. Rui Xu’s unique costumes and animal masks, specially composed music and dance, tells the story of hope and sadness through the eyes of these magnificent antelopes who have stood proudly as wardens of the land and existed harmoniously with nature for thousands of years. the 10 dancers dome from the UK and many other countries around the world, with English Dancer & Choreographer, Amy Grubb, Spanish Musician Javier Murugarren And Xu Created This Woeful But Beautiful Story.
Dancers: Amy Grubb, Tuan Ly, Lauren Sheerman, Victoria Rucinska, Antonia Pantazatou, Robert Hesp, Rossana Los, Elisa Vassena, Johanna Merceron, Ryan Munroe, Antonio Branco, Amongst Others
SKY IN THEIR EYES | A Journey of Tragedy and Hope Through Fashion & Dance Theatre | V&A Museum, 2017