Music and Dance

Modern Warrior

A mixed martial arts and contemporary dance performance by Rosie Kay Dance Company, tells the story of two tribes Рthe TRADS who preserve ancient traditions and the MODS who push the form into the future. With funding from the Arts Council England, and the support of the Birmingham Hippodrome and DanceXChange, the Chinese Community Centre Birmingham (CCCB) partnered with Rosie Kay Dance Company to include amateur dancers and the older people from the Chinese community. The extended show was performed during Chinese New Year 2017 in the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham city centre and on the main stage in Birmingham Chinatown (Chinese Quarter, Birmingham), West Midlands.

The Why-Bird

A theatre performance for children and families, combining narration with 6 instruments (3 Chinese and 3 Western). The performance would be in 2 halves Рeach composed by a British and a Chinese, offering 2 differing cultural perspectives on the same story. The project is led by David Curtis.



  1. CBSO is working on events with Chinese partners. The first on 21st March 2019is a new Concerto for Sheng, played by world famous Wu Wei, written for BCMG by young composer Shin Dong-hoon.
  2. Week long annual festival of Chinese and British culture across the region starting in 2020.
  3. Orchestra of the Swan is working with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a performance in 2020.