Water at its purest form inspired ancient philosophers, from Chinese thinking of “Water is benefiting all things without competition”, to the Western idea of “water as the origin of all things”.
The dance Be Water takes the words from the Book of Dao, expressing water as the highest virtue of life, through pure body movement.
The stagnancy of solid state, the fluidity of liquid state, the egnima of vapour state, formulate the conception of Be Water. The choreographer also sees them as different stages of life, filling the dance stage with moving image and imagery.
ADIYA born in Ordos, Inner Mongolia of Mongolian ethnicity, ADIYA studied at Art College of Ordos from 1998 to 2002, he joined Cultural Troupe of Inner Mongolian Military Region from 2002 to 2003, and the Beijing Tenggeritala Art Troupe from 2004 to 2010. In 2012, he became a dancer with BeijingDance/LDTX and in 2017 became its resident artist. ADIYA has visited Algeria, Australia, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Israel, Lebanon, Poland, Tunisia, US and various countries and regions. He has participated in American Dance Salad Festival, and Spring Festival (Lebanon and Tunisia). ADIYA’s major choreographies include: Mai, Everywhere, Twilight Line and Arc.
BeijingDance/LDTX (AKA: LDTX) is a civilian-run professional dance company, co-founded in 2005 by Willy TSAO and LI Han-zhong. Its name, LDTX, is an acronym for Lei Dong Tian Xia which translates as “thunder rumbles in the universe”. Since its establishment, it has been under the artistic direction of TSAO. The company operates in full perspectives of creation, performance, education and outreach programs, providing a platform where Chinese artists may freely express their thoughts and sentiments, thus driving forward the multi-facet development in dance. Since it was founded, the company has created a full repertoire and has been invited to perform nationally and internationally in more than 20 countries. It conducts workshops in cities throughout China; and curates & organizes significant international cultural festivities such as the Beijing Dance Festival, the Greater Bay Dance Festival, the China Dance Station alliance, and the Lunar Charioteer program. The company’s 14 professional talented dancers come from cities across China, who are passionately dedicated to the art and creation, infusing individuality with exquisite artisanship, techniques and creativity.