Fat Bird Theatre

organizes experimental workshops, guerilla performances, and staged dramas 

物恋白石洲 (Urban Fetish / Baishizhou)

  • multi-media exploration (with puppets!) of urban renewal in Shenzhen's urbanized villages
  • premiered at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Jan 4-5, 2014
  • collaboration with CZC Special Forces

茉莉战争 (Jasmine War)

  • explores the marital troubles of a successful, contemporary power couple, Da Ken Art Center, premiered june 4, 2013
  • awarded Nanshan District public culture grant, 2013
  • participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), ZHANG yang (张阳), REN zhihui (任志辉), HA da (哈达)

蟹 (Crab)

  • physical theatre about a close encounter of a dangerous kind -- two different species meet and misunderstand each other, premiered at the Shenzhen Fringe Festival, dec 2012
  • participants: ZHANG yang (张阳), LI xiaolong (李晓龙), ZHAO yixiao (赵艺晓)

曼陀罗 (Mandala)

  • a sci-fi poem about the death of the last earthling, premiered at the Shenzhen Fringe Festival, dec 2011 
  • participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), ZHANG yang (张阳), LI xiaolong (李晓龙), LV danni (吕丹妮)

宇宙之眼 (Eye of the Universe)

  • a musical about cross-species love and science experiments gone array, premiered at the shenzhen university new black box theater, dec 2010
 
519幸福学园 (519: The Happy Academy)
  • staged at the shanghai small theater festival, november 2010
  • a multi-media performance piece premiered at the shenzhen university new black box theater, mar 2010.
  • participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), KUO jinghong (郭劲红), ZHANG yang (张阳), CAO Tiantian, DENG Shenzhao, FANG Lu, LI Xiaolong, LI Zhengnan, LV Linxuan, NIU Ben,TANG Ling, TIAN Liang, WEI Pengyi,  ZHAO Yixiao, ZHOU Fangzhu.

FBI: 2009年神农计划 (Fat Bird Institute: 2009 Shennong Project)

  • a multi-media, multi-site performance piece premiered at the fringe club city festival, hong kong, jan 8-24, 2009. watch here.
  • participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), KUO jinghong (郭劲红), JIA huiwen (贾慧雯), KANG kang (康亢), ZHANG yang (张阳), HUANG liguang (黄立光), mary ann ODONNELL

每年一次拥有你(Once A Year)

  • second performance, shenzhen university new black box theater, dec 15-17, 2008. 
  • first performance, shenzhen university new black box theater, may 16-23, 2008 (performance suspended 2 days for national mourning for the earthquake victims in wenchuan, sichuan).  performance photos, here.
  • participants:  YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), WU xi (吴熙), REN zhihui (任志辉), JIA huiwen (贾慧文), KANG kang (康亢), ZHANG yang (张阳), GU jingpeng (谷锦朋), CHEN li (陈莉), LU linxuan (吕霖轩), GONG zekun (宫泽坤), ZHAO yixiao (赵艺晓), WANG jing (王婧), ZHANG xiao (张笑), NIU ben (牛奔)

浮生自语(floating lives)

  • a performance installation, conceived and created with silo theater for the 2007 hong kong-shenzhen architecture biennale, re-fabricating the city. december 1 through december 31, 2007.
  • participants:  jochem HARTZ, Bart SABEL, Ruud PANHUYSEN, Miranda KOLVOORT, Peter J. CHARLTON, arlet VAN LAAR, Milou VELING, sarah WRIGHT, YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), JIA huiwen (贾慧雯), KANG kang (康亢), ZHANG yang (张阳), mary ann ODONNELL              

诗歌人间(Poetry in the World)

  •  a series of poetry interpretations, performed at 8:00 p.m. on the second saturday of every month at the citizen's center book city 

                  * saturday, november 11, 2007: "归来--纪念中国新诗90年" 

                  * saturday, december 8, 2007: "鲁米--800年的神秘之声"

  • created by liu jingwen (刘静文), yang qian, and lai'er (莱尔), editor of the online poetry journal, poemlife
  • participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), SONG Jie (宋洁), JIA Huiwen (贾慧雯), KANG Kang (康亢), GU jinpeng (谷锦朋) 

画须添龙 (Draw Whiskers, Add Dragon)

  • installed/ performed at the Guan Shanyue Museum of Fine Arts (关山月美术馆), june 22 through july 22, 2007
  • participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), SONG Jie (宋洁), HE Lemiao (何乐苗), JIA Huiwen (贾慧雯), KANG Kang (康亢), ZHANG Yang (张阳), ZHOU Yanyan (周燕燕), Mary Ann O'Donnell 
  • official blurb
  • performance, june 26, 2007 

等待戈多 (Waiting for Godot)

  • performed at the shenzhen university black box theatre, december 28-29, 2006. one of four invited pieces in the first annual "creative shenzhen (创意深圳)" theatre festival
  • participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), HOU Junmou (侯俊某), XU Xiaomei (许小梅), Judi Moriarty, Mary Ann O'Donnell

此身此行 (This Body, These Movements) 

  • performed as part of the avant-guarde city conference (先锋城市论坛), hosted by the nanfang daily, dec 22, 2006.
  • performed at shenzhen university black box theatre, october 20-21, 2006.  double-billed with "play play" by the theatre practice, singapore.
  • an invited performance at the second china (shenzhen) international cultural industry fair, may 20, 2006. 
  • premiered and won a gold medal at the guangzhou international modern dance festival, may 6, 2006.
  • dress rehearsal at shenzhen university rehearsal room, may 4, 2006 
  •  participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), HOU Junmou (侯俊某), Mary Ann O'Donnell  

物化 (Materializations)

  • a collaborative performance/Installation piece hosted by RAW studio, shenzhen, september 19, 2005.
  • participants:  YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), Mary Ann O'Donnell             

诗人聚谈:城市体验 (Experiencing the City: A Gathering of Poets)

  • poetry salon hosted by shenzhen weiqi association, april 17, 2005.
  • participants:  YANG Qian (杨阡), HOU Junmou (侯俊某), Steven Schroeder  

狐说 (Fox Speaks)

  • one act perormance that toured with WOMEN PLAY, an evening of three one-act plays from shenzhen, hong kong and singapore.  WOMEN PLAY toured in singapore, december 19-21, 2003; guangzhou, january 2-4, 2004; hong kong, january 9-11, 2004.
  • participants: SONG Jie (宋洁), KUO Jing Hong (郭劲红), Xue Qi (薛琪), YANG Qian (杨阡), HOI Chiu (海潮)           

深圳表演工作坊 (Shenzhen Performance Workshop)

  • 神的城市 (divine garbage) explored new superstitions in globalizing shenzhen
  • "人的城市 (mortal city)" used representative areas in shenzhen as a stage for improvization  
    •  dogs on a bus  performed on shenzhen buses and at huangbeiling (黄贝岭) pet market
    • dongmen (1) performed at shenzhen's busiest commercial area, dongmen (东门)
  •  participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁),  ZHANG Yuelong (张月龙), QIN Wei (秦炜), Mary Ann O'Donnell

         

零日月 (Zero Sun Moon)

Fat Bird's predecessor, Zero Sun Moon was founded and active in 1997.

Hope

  • premiered at the Golden  Autumn Arts Festival, Shenzhen, November, 1997.  Awarded bronze medal.
  •  participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), YANG Dongmei (杨冬梅), YANG Xuejun (杨学君), ZHANG Xiaolong (张小龙), Mary Ann O'Donnell

History and Sculpture  

  • was staged over six weekends during the ‘97 Eternal Return Sculpture Exhibition, Nanshan District Cultural Center, Shenzhen, June-July, 1997.
  •  participants:  YANG Qian (杨阡), XIONG Ting (熊厅), CHENG Zhanglan (程璋兰), LIAO Haiyan (廖海燕), Mary Ann O'Donnell

             
 

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