The birth of BeijingDance/LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia, literally translated as Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven) in September of 2005 caught widespread international attention, and captured the imagination of artists in China. Born in a time of rapid cultural change, they became China’s first professional dance company founded independently from government. Created by veteran choreographers and a new generation of dancers in China, BeijingDance/LDTX is a catalyst for the modern and contemporary dance movement there. The company boasts an ensemble of technically exquisite dancers and a diverse repertoire, and has traveled extensively throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Europe, and North America. Through performance, educational programs, and outreach activities, BeijingDance/LDTX serves as an important voice in the evolution of modern Chinese thought and society.
Willy Tsao, artistic director