Music and Dance

Modern Warrior

A mixed martial arts and contemporary dance performance by Rosie Kay Dance Company, tells the story of two tribes – the 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 – each composed by a British and a Chinese, offering 2 differing cultural perspectives on the same story.  The project is led by David Curtis.

Scottish Dance with a Chinese Twist

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in Birmingham has commissioned a new work with a Chinese twist.  A teaser will be held on 12th October 2019 at the Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham.

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Surge in Spring

Sid Peacock is bringing Chongqing Sichuan Opera to the Midlands Arts Centre in the spring of 2020

Rodrigo Guitar Concerto

Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will be performing the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto alongside a concerto by a Chinese composer in the autumn of 2020 at the Orchestra of the Swan.

Wu Xing

A visually spectacular work of dance and physical theatre drawing from Wu-Shu (martial arts) Chinese, Indian and Hip-Hop/ contemporary dance styles exploring journeys into Western Culture while maintaining Eastern Identities.  A collaboration by Sonia Sabri Company (SSCo) with Chirag Lukha and Shanghai International Dance Centre with community cast from the Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham.

Music Exploration of a Chinese Classic

Active Arts Castle Vale will explore through music a traditional Chinese text with an inter-generational group of community musicians, supported by trainee and professional musicians from Chinese and community backgrounds.

Other Events

  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.