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CHINESE DANCE ON THE WORLD STAGE
Jin Xing in dialogue with Octavian Saiu
Jin Xing was born in 1969 in Shenyang in the province Liaoning, as the child of Korean immigrants. At the age of 17 she received the Best Dancer of China Award. At 19 she became the first Chinese dancer to win a grant in New York from the Asian Cultural Council of America and the American Dance Festival. In 1991 wins the Best Choreographer Award at an American Dance Festival and begins teaching at a center for expressive dancing in Rome, and lives until the end of 1993 as a dancer and choreographer in New York, Rome and Brussels. Since 2000 she lives and works in Shanghai, where she has been manager to her own company, the “Jin Xing Dance Theatre”. It’s the country’s first independent modern dance and performing group. With excellent productions the company was much acclaimed both nationally and internationally with appearances at festivals such as Adelaide Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Dance Umbrella London, Impulstanz Vienna and Steps in Switzerland. Following her mission to develop the culture in her home country, Jin Xing founded in March 2006 “Shanghai Dance Festival” as the first independent dance festival in China. Besides her achievements in the field of dance, Jin Xing confirmed her versatile talent as jazz singer and with leading roles in theatre plays and movies.

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