Cape Fear Stage Presents
Wednesday -- February 27
Showtime: 7:30 pm -- Doors: 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 27 – 7:30pm
All Tickets for this performance priced at $32 +fees & sales tax
Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater (BDT) is led by choreographer Wang Yuanyuan, together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang. The company has collaborated with many internationally renowned dramatists, musicians, and designers to elevate the level of Chinese contemporary dance. These collaborations have enriched international dance stages with truly world-class productions.
2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the BDT, a great occasion for another collaboration between Wang and director Feng Xiaogang – the two collaborated on Feng’s film The Banquet. The dance drama Hamlet is borne out of the film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This special Chinese Hamlet explores Hamlet’s psychological landscape from a fresh perspective. The dance company confronts his melancholy, his compassion for humanity, his doubt in the face of death and destruction. Wang and her dancers present both the beauty and darkness found within Hamlet.
Unlike some recent film adaptations of the Hamlet story, this version is set in no particular time. With the main characters extracted from the original work – the Ghost, the New King, the Queen, the prince and the Floral Spirit – the dancers shape a story of life, death, and love. This is a tragedy of epic proportions and Shakespearean tradition, and the stage presentation achieves a new summit in contemporary dance theatre.
This program is proudly brought to the Wilson Center by Cape Fear Stage, the presenting arm of Cape Fear Community College.
Group tickets (for 10 or more) and Opera Boxes are available. Call 910-362-7999 to reserve. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
*Opera Boxes are available. Our highest level of enjoyment, Opera Boxes with Butler Service offer prime views with beverage and snack service to your private box of 4–6 guests. Contact Ticket Central by phone with inquiries. More info on opera boxes
Please note: Balcony and Grand Tier levels are not wheelchair-accessible. For questions about ADA and wheelchair-accessible seating, please call Ticket Central (910) 362-7999
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