Liu Li introduced this grand dance drama the Embroidery Girl to UK audiences and toured it in 6 cities in the UK with its latest refined version. It was produced by Chinese State Theatre ——- Wuxi Folk Song and Dance Troupe. Set in the Qing dynasty, the story depicts embroidery Master Xiu Niang’s life, loves and outstanding achievements, against the backdrop of the old rigid and male-dominated society at odds with her epic artistic vision.
Western audiences were captivated by this balletic work, that combined a heady blend of traditional Chinese folk, Classical and Contemporary dance. The show has West-end standards of stage production while retaining a distinctly Chinese feel. Filled with the lingering charm of Jiangsu local culture, colourful costume and exotic music, sublimely beautiful choreography, stunning dance skills and striking stage art, it is a real treat for both eyes and ears.
The production boasts a high calibre cast and crew including : choreographer, Zhao Ming (赵明), dancer, Zhang Yashu (张娅姝), stage designer, Zhang Jiwen (张继文), composer Zou Hang (邹航) and costume designer Li Ruding （李锐丁).
Zhao Ming 赵明
Dance legend and choreographer.
Zhang Yashu 张娅姝
One of the most recognisable and beloved Chinese dancers.
Zhang Jiwen 张继文
Innovate and groundbreaking modern stage designer.
Li Ruding 李锐丁
Multi-Award Winning costume designer.
Zou Hang 邹航
Celebrity classical and modern classical composer.
Xu Peng 男主角 徐鹏
Male principal dancer Xu Peng