Living Dance Festival


Living 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 mission of the Festival is to provide an in-depth platform on promoting international cultural exchange and integration.  Therefore, everyone year, the Living Dance Festival invites renowned international dance groups to co-work with China’s leading modern dance group, BeijingDance/LDTX, to host a series of modern dance classes, seminars and performances.


Following China’s rapid economic development, people pursue for higher and richer life fulfillment with more international traveling and further economical & cultural exchanges. In the art of dance, modern dance leverages the body as language of communications means, provides an international outlook and is becoming more attention among nations and is gaining acceptance among the youths of China.


2024 is the second year of the Festival and it has invited several international dance companies to participate.  During the four-day period, the 2024 Living Dance Festival will feature integrated classes, film screening, seminars and performances.  It includes 8 workshops of modern dance classes, 4 sessions of film screening, 4 talks of special topic seminar, 4 showcases of original works by young choreographers, and six exquisite programs of performances by international professional dance companies.


Technique Class

Daily morning totalling 8 workshops to be taught by international professional dance companies BeijingDance/LDTX’s resident artists and dancers.


Screen Room

Daily afternoon totaling 4 sessions of continuous screening of dance films from latest finalist works provided by the Beijing International Dance Film Festival


Topic Podium

Daily afternoon totaling 4 sessions of forum to be presented by artistic director, Willy TSAO, on international outlook on modern dance


New-work Showcase

Daily late afternoon totaling 4 showcases of short original works by young choreographers


Feature Performance

Daily evening of 6 original works performance by BeijingDance/LDTX and international dance companies


This summer, the Festival presents a festivity of in-depth, wide-scope and omni-dimensional modern dance exchange.  While broadening participants’ global outlook, the Living Dance Festival interjects fresh energy into creativity and learning, further drives forward the development of modern dance in China.

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