Sat Feb 1 - Sun Feb 2 2014

Sami Chinese Project

Ancient Sami traditions meet contemporary Chinese aesthetics in a search for global creation. This project brings indigenous Sami musicians from the northern Sápmi region together with one of China’s leading urban indie-folk-rock musicians to create original music for a new performance by leading contemporary Chinese dance group TAO Dance Theater. Unlike many typical ”East-meets-West collaborations”, In the Sami Chinese Project, it is Europe which represents ancient and China which represents contemporary.

Sami Chinese Project will premiere as the opening performance of the 2014 European Cultural Capital in Umeå.
Choreograher: Tao Ye, Composers/musicians: Axel Andersson, Simon Issát Marainen, Xiao He 
Dancers: TAO Dance Theater Lighting designer: Ellen Ruge Photo: Fan Xi

Coproduction: NorrlandsOperan, Ping Pong Productions and TAO Dance Theater. 
Supported by: Umeå2014, Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Region Västerbotten.


Photo: Fan Xi
In the picture: Tao Ye (choreographer/dancer, TAO Dance Theater) as artist-in-residence at Ricklundgården, Saxnäs Municipality of Vilhelmina, 19–25 August 2013.

Saturday Feb 1 2014 19:00 - 21:00 NorrlandsOperan
Sunday Feb 2 2014 16:00 - 18:00 NorrlandsOperan

Organizer: NorrlandsOperan and TAO Dance Theater
More information: http:/­/­­eng/­events/­0102-sami-chinese-project/­5623

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