Established in September 2005, BeijingDance/LDTX was founded as China’s first independent professional dance company, beholden in no way to the government (“LTDX” translates literally as Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven). Artistic Director Willy Tsao, China’s foremost figure in modern dance, and Deputy Artistic Director Li Hanzhong, hold true to the company’s origins, bringing to the stage a diverse repertory, giving young Chinese artists a place to express themselves freely, and highlighting the works of Chinese choreographers.
This technically exquisite and thought-provoking company tours extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. It also hosts the annual Beijing Dance Festival, bringing the rest of the world’s most innovative work to the nation’s capital. With performances, educational programs, commercial engagements, classes, and outreach activities, BeijingDance/LDTX serves as an important voice in the evolution of modern Chinese dance.
“The company doesn’t merely dance splendidly, it dances ferociously.”
The Los Angeles Times
This project received support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Art