Why See Beijing Dance Theater - Hamlet?
Perchance to dance
The story of Shakespeare's melancholy Prince is reimagined in the universal language of ballet by China's esteemed Beijing Dance Theater. Inspired by collaboration on Feng Xiogang's 2006 film The Banquet, itself based on the tale, Artistic Director Wang Yuanyuan created this exquisite adaption, capturing the famed struggles of Hamlet, as he confronts the horrifying fallout that comes with his father's murder.
Formed in 2008 Beijing Dance Theater are at the forefront of Chinese ballet and have spent the better part of the last decade flourishing on stages across the world with their detailed and beautiful productions including Haze, Prism and Stirred from a dream.
Performance date: 1 January 1970
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