Dance Drama - Awakening

Contemporary dance drama performed by the Guangdong Song & Dance Theater, starring Sun Ran and Wang Minrui: "The dance drama Awakening reveals a dual world of reality and mentality, entering into the urban women’s hearts and representing the rebirth, awakening and transformation of the main female character Xiyi. Refining the dance language from images of animals and putting the main line of emotion development in the context of animals, it tells that contemporary women embraces the unpredictable impermanence with a bright heart in the time lapse and in the entanglement of emotions and desires. Let’s meet our own hearts, in our idyllic field of spirituality."
2023-02-17 2023-02-18

Dance Drama - Awakening


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Shanghai International Dance Center

State of the art dance performance and education hub, covering 39,100 sqm spread over ten buildings. They're got a huge, sleek and modern-looking 1,000+ occupancy grand theater, as well as smaller experimental spaces, all specially designed for dance.

1650 Hongqiao Lu, near Shuicheng Lu

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【Highlights of the performance】

In the flow of time or endless karmic cycles

Only the alternation of seasons takes place as the most telling sign.

From the origin of human beings, the body movements of animals are morphed into dance language

Featured by a brand-new version 3.0, the dressing and stage have been updated

Tour in four countries, another exquisite masterpiece after Dragon Boat Racing

A dance drama of psychology, telling a self-healing journey of urban women

Revealing a dual world of reality and mentality, and telling a self-healing journey of urban women

Awakening combines the Chinese traditional culture elements with the main thoughts of performance, based on the personal experience and thoughts of life, living and inner spirituality of human. This is a self-dialogue. Only Xiyi in the scene is real and other characters are the reflection of spirits. The main creators cut in from the mood of Xiyi and form the whole structure, to tell the self-healing journey of contemporary women by rotating the reality and mentality with the alternation of four seasons. 

Xiyi is the reflection of you and me in the hustle and bustle of urban life. We continue to travel along the winding road, breaking out and then growing, bursting with power in silence.

From the origin of human, the body movements of animals are morphed into dance language

The dance vocabulary and characters in Awakening are borrowed and refined from animals. We originated from the animal world, reflecting the appearances of animals. Animals have their own territories so does human, while in our inner spiritual world, we are striving to go beyond ourselves. 

Original dance drama by Guangdong Song&Dance theater

Tour in four countries, another exquisite masterpiece after Dragon Boat Racing

Awakening breaks the national boundaries of art with debut in China and on display in Europe. Its first performance was in Macedonian National Theatre on Feb.12,2019 and it began a four-country tour in Albania, Serbia, Slovakia.

Awakening is an original piece by Guangdong Song&Dance theater. There are many talented artists in the ensemble who created a variety of influential works such as dance drama Dragon Boat Racing. Autumn Rain in the South of the Five Ridges and dance pieces Raindrops on banana leaves, pavilion in luxuriance, Letter to my wife etc.

Featured by a brand-new version 3.0, the dressing and stage have been updated

The mix of stage art and lights is very intricate in this version. It divides the dream and reality for the audiences by silent language. Dancers dance in the lights showing the beauty beyond expression. The music changes along with the whole structure and tells the story in a proper environment and mood.

There are about 100 clothes in the whole performance. The clothes are designed according to different characters. From spring to summer, the clothes show the mood quietly, just like undercurrent of emotion coming to us.


There are four acts in Awakening, the spring breeze, summer flower, autumn rain and winter ice, showing the rebirth, awakening and transformation of Xiyi with the alternation of seasons.

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