PLAC / CAI SHICHANG
Choreographed by internationally renowned Chinese artist Wen Hui and performed by Zagreb Dance Company, the performance PLAC – Cai Shichang (Croatian word for “green market” and Chinese word for vegetable market)) revives life stories from traditional street markets, both in Zagreb and Beijing, where women play a significant role.
It is about food, clothing, household goods, and money. But also about energy and noise (or the lack of them), quarrels unrelated to business, transactions with the local, anti-mall style, and timing and rhythmic interpersonal actions/connections. It is also about an anxious sentiment about the past and the future: the sentiment about women’s voicelessness in all sectors of life.
Choreography: Wen Hui
Assistant choreographer: JIANG FAN
Dramaturgy: ZHUANG JIAYUN, KRISTINA LEKO
Video: JADRAN BOBAN
Music: WEN BIN
Artistic collaborators: ANA MARIJA FILIPEC, STJEPAN FILIPEC, SUZANA BREZOVEC, LI XINMIN
Photos: JIANG FAN
Graphic design: RUTA
Performed by: Zagreb Dance Company dancers; Andreja Jandrić, Sintija Kučić, Petra Valentić, Kasija Vrbanac
Co-production: Eurokaz / Zagreb Dance Center / Zagreb Dance Company