Black Swan State Theatre Company's creative collaboration with the National Theatre of China
Funding Priority: Arts
Australia-China Council support will assist enduring collaboration between Black Swan State Theatre Company and the National Theatre of China (NTC). The first stage of this collaboration is to host the NTC's pre-eminent director and Vice President, Dr Wang Xiaoying, on a residency in Perth in 2016, to direct a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Dr Wang will collaborate with Australian actors, as well as a combined Chinese / Australian creative team, to bring this production to life for a Perth season and a subsequent season in China at the NTC's biennial international theatre festival.
Black Swan's target audience has habitually been described as "dance, modern theatre, popular music and musical lovers", "all round traditionalists", "art lovers" and "selective mainstreamers", representing a range of interests and preferences including that for less challenging art forms, attraction to 'star casting', a preference for traditional art forms and a passion for performing arts.
Total project value: $801,576.00
Australia-China Council Grant: $25,000.00
Key project dates: 30 July to 14 August 2016