Yin Mei Dance
The Yard performance, "Farewell my Concubine"
Benefit Performance at The Grange Hall
Yin Mei Dance was founded in 1995 to further the choreographic and performance efforts of founder and artistic director Yin Mei. The company has performed across the United States in venues such as Jacob's Pillow Dance, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, and Dance Theater Workshop and internationally in Japan, China, and Germany. Yin Mei Dance aims to evoke a personal or spiritual connection with audiences by offering interdisciplinary work that goes beyond the immediate performance. Artistic director Yin Mei melds visual art and Western contemporary dance with her training in Chinese court and folk dance, Peking Opera, martial arts, T'ai chi, and other traditional Asian dance forms to create dance theater works. To date, the company has 18 pieces in their repertory.
Yin Mei has pursued notable collaborations, including work with visual artist Xu Bing and composer Tony Prabowo on Empty Tradition/City of Peonies (1998), and visual artist Cai Guo-Qiang and composer Robert Een on /Asunder (2001).