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A spectacular new fusion of Chinese martial arts and jaw-dropping acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble.
Immortal Chi weaves a compelling narrative around a Tai-Chi master and his ultimate challenge to regain his inner energy and life force.
Audiences can expect to see adrenaline-packed stunts, traditional weaponry, incredible feats of human endurance,and stunning costumes. In short, Immortal Chi is a feast for the senses that brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st century twist.
This season’s dance series is sponsored by SHS Foundation.
This performance is recommended for kids 8 and up. Schimmel Center requires a ticket for all attending. Parents with children 3 and under may purchase a $10 lap ticket at the Schimmel Center Box Office.
Created and Directed by Érick Villeneuve
Musical Direction by Luc Boivin
Costume Design by Mireille Vachon
Set Design by Josh Zangen
Special Effects by Louis-Pierre Morin
Lighting by Jacques Lévesque
Video Content by Jean Francois Robichaud
Performers Include: Zhang Xueshan, Qin Liangheng, Lu Xiaofei, Wang Teng, Lei Jian, Shi Baoyu, Wu Yang, Chen Zhihao, Bai Jinquan, Li Hao, Li Guowei, Xin Chun, Zhang Qingsheng, Jin Haoxuan, Zhu Ting, Han Yahui, Xie Xiaotian, Zhou Qianfei, Yang Lijuan
Erick Villeneuve (Creator & Director) is a highly sought-after director, multimedia artistic director and visual designer. For the last 25 years, he has created spectacular large-scale productions all over the globe with his company Multimedia Novalux. Era, Intersection of Time marked the first international permanent show ever staged in China, and has been running in Shanghai since its creation in 2005. Kaleido, an acrobatic multimedia show, had a two-year run in the Gong Theatre in Shanghai. During summer 2015, he directed a new equestrian show in France, Eqi. In addition to these directing credits, he played a key role in the visual conception of numerous international events such as the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies in Torino (2006) and creative consultant at Vancouver Olympic Games (2010), the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, the Biennale di Firenzi, Arturo Brachetti’s World Tour, the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, as well as the staging of operas Aida and Nabucco in Europe.