Xiexin Dance Theatre

Tour calendar

August 2023

  • 14 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 15 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 16 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 17 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 18 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 19 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 20 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 21 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 22 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 23 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 24 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 25 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 26 : Shanghai (CN) - Vanguard Body
  • 04 : Shenzhen (CN) - Entropy
  • 05 : Shenzhen (CN) - Entropy
  • 12 : Hangzhou (CN) - From IN

October 2023

  • 02 : Beijing (CN) - T.I.M.E
  • 03 : Beijing (CN) - T.I.M.E

November 2023

  • 30 : Saint-Pétersbourg (RUS) - T.I.M.E

December 2023

  • 09 : Shenzhen (CN) - From IN

March 2024

  • 15 : Terrassa (ES) - From IN
  • 17 : Avignon (FR) - From IN
  • 20 : Toulon (FR) - From IN
  • 23 : Fréjus (FR) - From IN
  • 26 : Évreux (FR) - From IN
  • 28 : Maubeuge (FR) - From IN

April 2024

  • 04 : Moscou (RUS) - From IN

Xiexin Dance Theatre

Artistic director / Choreographer:
Xie Xin

Since its creation in 2014 in Shanghai, Xiexin Dance Theatre has gradually asserted itself as a stakeholder in the development of contemporary dance in China, where it now plays a prominent role. The company, led by choreographer Xie Xin, focuses on body research, contemporary dance awareness and the creation of original works. In addition to the pieces she develops for her company, Xie Xin invites international choreographers each year to create new shows and to participate in workshops. The company is also working to develop an international platform to exchange around contemporary dance, focusing on the international creation of high quality collaborative projects.
Before founding her own dance company, Xie Xin worked as a performer at the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, the Shanghai Jinxing Dance Theatre, the Beijing Tao Dance Theatre, and Beijing Dance LDTX. She also performed under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Her choreographic works have won numerous awards in China and abroad. Xie Xin’s artistic vision is firmly focused on the exploration of a precise choreographic language, in which each movement possibility aims to convey emotions as accurately as possible.
Xie Xin is an emerging artist becoming a must-see personality of the international choreographic landscape.

Season highlights

Xie Xin’s season will begin under the prestigious gilding of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, where she will create for the dancers of the Paris National Opera in a programme alongside Crystal Pite and Marion Motin, starting on September 21st 2023. Her piece Horizon will play on illusions and mirages between the elements of nature.

Before that, she is invited by La Biennale di Venezia to create for the dancers of the Biennale College Danza. The piece, called When I am facing U, works on emotional confusion by seeking to anchor in the body the feeling experienced in moments of silence.

In December 2023, the company will present the world premiere in Shanghai of a double programme choreographed by Chinese choreographer XingXing Gong and Berlin choreographer Sita Ostheimer.

The company will then return to European audiences in March 2024 with its play From IN, which has already started to conquere venues last season.

Press talks about it

“Xie Xin’s dance has a flowing elegance. There is a lot of unison and the use of breath is very obvious. There is an almost complete absence of sharp edges and certainly none of the aggression or roughness that is sometimes seen from contemporary choreographers, in Europe especially.”

David Mead, seeingdance.com

“How refreshing to see […] a dance whose energy flows calmly without ever losing tension.”

Savon Sanomat, Kuopio, Finland

In the repertoire