Living Dance Festival


2024Living Dance Festival

Jointly presented by Shandong Youth University of Political Science and BeijingDance/LDTX, the second edition of the Living Dance Festival (AKA Shan Lei Dance Festival) is scheduled to take place from August 19 to 23, 2024 at the university. The Festival aims at providing an in-depth platform to promote international cultural exchange and integration. Every year, the Living Dance Festival invites renowned international dance groups to collaborate with China’s leading modern dance group, BeijingDance/LDTX, and host a series of modern dance classes, seminars and performances.


Following China’s rapid economic development, people continue to pursue higher quality of life and cultural enrichment, there is a growing desire to participate in international travels, economic and cultural exchange activities. In the art of dance, modern dance has a highly communicative body language with a strong international perspective. In recent years, modern dance in China receives increasing attention while gaining popularity among the younger generation.


Our upcoming 2nd edition of the Festival showcases a stellar lineup of dance companies including Laberation Art Company (LAC) from France, Cie 7273 from Switzerland and PCK Dance from the UK. During the five-night-four-day event, the 2024 Living Dance Festival will feature integrated classes, film screening, seminars and performances. Featuring 8 workshops of modern dance classes, 4 film screening sessions, 4 special topic seminars, 4 showcases of original works by young choreographers, and 5 exquisite performances by international professional dance companies.

Technique Workshop

Total 8 daily morning classes to be taught by resident artists and dancers of Laberation Art Company (LAC) from Fance, Cie 7273 from Switzerland, PCK Dance from the UK and BeijingDance/LDTX

Screen Room

Total 4 daily afternoon non-stop dance films screening sessions on the latest works from China and overseas 

Topic Podium

Total 4 daily afternoon forum sessions of forum to be presented by artistic director, Willy TSAO, on The Presence & Prelife of Modern Dance – Rivalry Amongst Global Civilizations


New-work Showcase

Total 4 daily late afternoon showcases of short original works by young choreographers

Feature Performance

Total 5 original works daily evening performance by BeijingDance/LDTX and international dance companies

This summer, the Living Dance Festival brings forth an in-depth and omni-dimensional modern dance exchange, fulfilling our goal to broaden participants’ global outlook, inject fresh energy into creativity and learning, and drive forward the modern dance development in China.

* The scheduling and arrangements of the Living Dance Festival is subject to change without prior notice.

Copyright (C) LDTX. All rights reserved 京ICP备11028930号-2   京公网安备 11010502042148号