A performance project involving Chinese and British young people, Terracotta Warriors Love was choreographed by Mrs Li (Pagoda Arts) and Joel Miller. Inspired by the fusion of Chinese Opera, Martial arts and contemporary dance, the performance is set in the time of Emperor Qin’s reign and tells the story of the savagely fierce warriors who are victorious, battle after battle, of the exhausted men’s dreams of love and peace and their sacrifice of life. Performed in traditional handcrafted costumes from China and to music commissioned by Culture Liverpool for the Lumiere inspired by the Warring State and Hip Hop.
There were three performances at the Pagoda Arts and Chinatown stage (Sun 18 Feb). Performers from Terracotta Warriors Love performed pre Jingwei Legacy Lumiere to crowds of people at the Chinese Arch Nelson Street (Fri 16 Feb to Sun 18 Feb), including some performers on stilts.
Chinese students from The University of Liverpool also worked with us to create a programme of traditional Chinese drama, music, dance and song in Chinatown (Sun 18Feb, 4pm to 5.30pm).
Learn more about our work with the Chinese community here.