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Under the guidance of Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles, presented by Shanghai Dancers’ Association, and co-presented by Shanghai Honor Culture Communication Co., Ltd., D Dance Stages will be held from 30th July to 2nd August, in Shanghai. It’s the first professional contemporary dance event in Shanghai, with around 200 dancers with 21 dance companies from China, USA, Singapore, Korea, Spain, Denmark, France, India and Philippines. 24 contemporary dance performances of different styles will be staged respectively in Lyceum Theatre and Magnolia Theatre, while another 6 works will be performed outdoor.


The first international professional contemporary dance festival, D Dance Stages is presenting dance works in both indoor theatre and outdoor space, such as shopping mall, providing citizens opportunities to have a close-up experience of world top grade contemporary dance works. This event is also recognized and supported by the government authorities financially, covering the travelling and performing costs of all participants. With more availability of top grade performances from those countries, D Dance Stages is no doubt one of the international platforms to stage world class contemporary dance works.

In order to improve the communications in the business, D Dance Stages set up several information exchanging programs as the other top grade arts festivals, including keynote speeches, forum, promotion program, fast networking, and daily cocktail parties. Those intensively scheduled communication programs provide local contemporary dancers a very important platform to get in touch with the international peers, sharing experiences and opinions from academic studies to business promotion, in formal or casual ways.


Besides, local world famous figures in contemporary dance, including Jianping Ou, Willy Tsao, Yuanyuan Wang, Jiang Han, as well as the heads of arts festivals of Japan, Taipei, and other overseas art and performance institutions, are invited to join the event, exchanging opinions with dancers from all over the world.

First established in 2015, D Dance Stages has received applications for 50 performances from totally 17 countries and areas, which were reviewed by a panel consisting of Ms. Lili Xin (Chair of Shanghai Dancers’ Association), Mr. Lin Dong (General Secretary of Shanghai D’ncers' Association), Mr. Jiajun Fang (Dance Critique), Ms. Lu Zhong (Dance Teacher in Shanghai Theatre Academy), and Mr. Frank Fu (Artistic Director of Shanghai Honor Culture Communication Co., Ltd.. Apart from the great support from Shanghai Federation of Literacy and Art Circles, and Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV, D Dance Stages has also received supports from Magnolia Theatre, Cultural Hall of Huangpu District, Shanghai City Theatre, Shanghai Q-Hall, Shanghai Ballet, and etc.

As the first international contemporary dance event held in Shanghai, D Dance Stages is dedicated to improve the development and communications in the international contemporary dance community.




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