Actors start rehearsing for the upcoming RMB City event at Italian exhibition ‘Artissima 16′: here’s what Cao Fei wrote on her blog:
As part of Italian project ‘Artissima16′ for the ‘Blinding the Ears’ theatre section, Arthub invited me under the “People’s City” project to create a drama.
CBD, we rented a small community 20-storey apartment as a rehearsal space, the window is very close to the CCTV ‘accident area’, which then becomes our background “stage”, which feels very psychedelic.
due to the relationship bewteen the actors and the small space, it looked as if we were having a mini drama, as if we were in a movie.
Get rid of the conventional stage, in rehearsal rooms the play becomes a day-to-day integration of furniture and a real life drama.
He Yu Fan, male, Graduated from the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, one of the founders of Rice Theater, as a director and actor. Since 2006 he has been working for “Pour”, “Pour2-memory,” “He” and “School violence” (also known as “I speak”). He’s participated to Dutch festival Oerol (repertoire “Oosterburen”), the French blind spots Theater (plays “Out Heaven’s Gate”), as well as Hong Kong forward into the theater (plays, “Fly,the Pro Flow birds, Fly”) performance.
Jiang Jun, female, graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy, one of the founders of Rice Theater, is a director and free-lance actress. Since 2004 she has been participating in dance studio live work “8 reports 37 degrees” and “Reproductive Report”, she’s participated to Julidans Arts Festival, International Theater Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, Gothenburg, Sweden Arts Festival, Hamburg, Germany Kampnagel Arts Festival, Berlin Festival, Austria Salzburg summer festival.
For the original Chinese version see Cao Fei’s blog http://www.alternativearchive.com/caofei/article.asp?id=363