Chantry Dance's debut work was with The Chinese Calligraphy Association and The Chinese Ministry of Culture, who commissioned five pieces for The Chinese Calligraphy, Music and Dance Concert at Sadler's Wells in August 2012. The concert was also broadcast live on TV to the whole of China.
The dancers' movements were choreographed to complement the poetry of Master calligrapher Li Binquan. Chinese calligraphy is at the heart of traditional Chinese culture, and when combined with modern dance the result is a stunning synergy of Eastern and Western culture. As calligraphy can be seen as visual interpretation of dance on paper, so the movements of a dancer reflect the beauty and aesthetics of calligraphy.
Choreography: Paul Chantry