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