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Terracotta Warriors Love // Chinese New Year 2018

Terracotta Warriors Love in rehearsal. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

We worked in partnership with Liverpool Confucius Institute, Culture Liverpool and Pagoda Arts to produce a programme for Chinese New Year 2018.

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.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love in rehearsal. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love in rehearsal. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love in rehearsal. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

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.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love performance in Chinatown. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

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 18 Feb, 4pm to 5.30pm).

Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Terracotta Warriors Love. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Learn more about our work with the Chinese community here.

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