Shanghai / New York: Future Histories 2: Xi Ban & Pi Huang Club (Performance 2)
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Asia Society, Performance Space 122, and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) come together for a second year of collaboration through multidisciplinary, music- focused emerging Chinese artists Xi Ban and Pi Huang Club. Wrapped in an absurd and hyperbolic narrative, the music film, Sever revisits the ancient Chinese folktale of Diao Chan with live accompaniment by the modern Chinese band Xi Ban. Mixing classical instrumentation with westernized form, Xi Ban create an intriguing interplay between traditional idioms and pop culture references. Drawing parallel lines between Qi-style Peking Opera and southern blues, Pi Huang Club matches the two main tones of this ancient performance with similarities in this distinctly American form.
Shanghai / New York: Future Histories 2 is a co-presentation by Asia Society and Performance Space 122 as part of the COIL 2016 Festival and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival. All participating artists are within RAW (Rising Artists Works), a new series of the CSIAF and a platform that develops new ideas and emerging artists from across China.
COIL is Performance Space 122's annual performance festival that demonstrates the constant vitality of live performance in New York City, featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world.
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