The China Fringe Theater Festival will be held in New York City on Feb 8-16, featuring the prem
iere of three Chinese plays in the United States at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (La MaMa).
The international event will give young Chinese artists and China’s contemporary arts more exposure ov
erseas, as one show Two Dogs to be staged is a typical work of contemporary Chinese avant-garde plays, which has enj
oyed high popularity in China especially among the young generation since its premiere in 2007.
Featuring physical comedy and improvisation combined with double act and roc
k music, the drama tells a thought-provoking story of two dogs journeying to a big city to pursue their dreams.
Directed by Meng Jinghui, one of China’s most influential playwrights and theater directors, T
wo Dogs has been performed more than 2,000 times throughout China and at international venues and festivals.
Renowned for his experimental dramas, Chinese director Li Ning and his troupe, the Physical Guerrillas, will bring The Dictionary
of Soul to the festival, a pioneering work of physical theater, which highlights storytelling primarily through physical movements.