Invitation to Grass Stage Event — 10 July in Shanghai

03 July, 2019 by Ben Spatz | 0 comments

Invitation to Grass Stage Event — 10 July in Shanghai

Invitation to WILD SEEDS 2019.7 (60 minutes) + A STAGE WITHOUT THEATRE (60 minutes) 10 July 2019 @ 7:30pm at Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum 20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District Shanghai 200002

You are invited to

WILD SEEDS 2019.7
A Theatre piece by Grass Stage + Dinghaiqiao
60 minutes, in Chinese (translated English script provided)

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A STAGE WITHOUT THEATRE
Presention by director Zhao Chuan (Grass Stage)
60 minutes, in English

Collective creation, created and performed by:
Wu Meng, Zhao Yiren, Wu Jiamin, Zhang Ruoshui, Xiao Lina, Haoju, Zhou Chengjie, Xing Xing, Chen Jianhe, Zhuo Wei, Cao Yongjie, Zhang Xun, Luo Zha, Shuyun

Written and directed by:
Zhao Chuan

Live music by:
Pansidong Music Group

10th July 2019, 7:30pm at Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum
20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District Shanghai 200002

Donation USD$20 per person at the door
Please RSVP to: WildSeeds201907@protonmail.com

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By the height of summer, there is no stopping the luxuriant growth of trees and grasses. Wild Seeds 2019.7 is a theatre performance and collective creation centered on the theme of youth. It considers youth in its historical, actual, and individual dimensions, forming an on-going, never finished processual theater and discussion. Through a fusion of the performers’ body imagery and language, and the audience that surrounds it, the piece seeks to articulate the vicissitudes of youthful fortune with the ephemeral but tenacious vitality of grass in order to explore the fragility and resilience of youth in today’s society.

This is a continuation of Wild Seeds, performed in spring 2018 in the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (PSA). During the year following, Grass Stage collaborated with members of Dinghaiqiao Mutual Aid Society, to go into the theme of youth in further depth. Participants gathered every weekend for half a year, for theater workshops, focused discussions, and finally creation and rehearsal.

Wild Seeds 2019.7 represents our conception of “Draft Theatre”, where performance is not of a finished product, but—in a way we feel to be consonant with the energy of youth itself—our conception of the essence of performance as continuous rehearsal, subject to continual and on-going revision and development.

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