Gatha | 16min

Chenglong Tang
Jan 21, 2021
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Chenglong Tang


Gatha tells the story of two Tibetan brothers’ prostrating (locomotion from standing to lying down and standing again) pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, where the elder brother dies. With his late brother's last wish, and in spite of all the trials and tribulations, the younger brother finally arrives at the Holy Land, alone, grieved, but fulfilled.

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Chenglong TangDirector & Choreographer

The Artist

Choreographer and dancefilm director, Chenglong Tang is a graduate of the National Academy of Dance in Beijing. Following a career as a dancer in the National Dance Company of China, he becomes an independent artist and explores the universe of possibilities offered by the stage and the screen. He creates large-scale choreographic pieces such as "Xishi" and "Jasmine", " Embroidered Niang ". He also directs large commissioned stage productions inspired by traditional dances as "The Flowers of War", "Nine coloured deer" or "Sister lover River". He is also the author of several short dance films. His fifth short, "Gatha" is the winner in the category "films of more than 10 minutes" at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2018 and received the Grand Prize at the DAN.CIN.LAB Festival the same year.

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Chenglong Tang is a choreographer & award-winning dance drama director

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