Nine and a Half Love


A solo theater performance

Nine and a Half Love

Inspired by Homer’s epics, Greek tragedy, Nietzche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance, and real-life revenge stories, Nine and a Half Love uses montage to combine poetry, myth and allegory. This bold solo performance by Huang Xiangli, “the Queen of Monodrama,” reveals a narrative in three layers: regret of time past; frustration about destiny; and volatility of love.

Nine and a Half Love unfolds a fresh vision of contemporary art in China: embodying new forms of expression that are informed by traditional work, ultimately creating a virtuosic re-imagining of the questions that surround life and love.

Nine and a Half Love is directed by Meng Jinghui, China's premiere avant-garde director, famed for his innovative style. The New York Times has credited Meng with creating a "remarkable resurgence of spoken drama" in China. Nine and a Half Love features Meng's signature satire, social commentary and honest till-death-do-us-part pure love.

Performances of Nine and a Half Love take place on:
Friday, December 14, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm

Watch a trailer for Nine and a Half Love

Nine and a Half Love is presented by Asia Society and Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation's Creative China Festival 2018.


Event Details

Sat 15 Dec 2018
7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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$20 Members; $22 Students/Seniors; $25 Nonmembers
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