2019 House Programs Rite of Spring | Page 20

Peacock Contemporary Dance Peacock Contemporary Dance Company was founded in China in 2017. It started with a donation from the arts foundation of China’s most iconic dancer and choreographer Yang Liping. She has been a major influence in Chinese dance over the past 40 years. Many of Yang’s early works took their inspiration from the traditional dance and music of her native province Yunnan and her ethnicity as a Bai, a Chinese minority group. It was created after the success of her first truly international production, Under Siege. Melbourne International Arts Festival Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for commissioning and presenting unique international and Australian dance, theatre, music, visual arts, free and outdoor events. At the heart of Melbourne’s culture of creativity, we curate unique experiences that bring people together and break new ground in culture and the arts. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Jonathan Holloway EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Kath M Mainland CBE 2—20 OCTOBER 2019 festival.melbourne #melbfest Support your Festival Ticket sales only cover 45% of the presentation of the Festival each year. Play a crucial role in securing the future of the Festival by making a tax-deductible donation today. Visit festival.melbourne/donate to make your donation or to learn about our private giving programs. Cover photo: Hui Zhao Melbourne International Arts Festival acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Kulin Elders and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Principal Public Partner