Guizhou En Marche
A shadow theater performance
Total length: 40 minutes
Created in Beijing in 2014
Looking for a mesmerizing coat, a visual artist from France flies to search for ethnic minorities from Southwest China. Meanwhile, a Buyi dancer catches her train from mountain regions of Guizhou to China’s capital city.
Their travels, and the discoveries that follow, incite several questions: What will the China of tomorrow be like? What about the China of the city and China of the countryside? How can the China of a thousand faces and ancestral traditions turn towards the past and race to the future at the same time?
The train rides at maximum speed; all are free to bring whatever they see fit.
Director: Julie Peters Desteract
With: 符但, Ambra Corinti,
sound and co-direction: Miléna de Moura Barba