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Black Swan State Theatre Company's creative collaboration with the National Theatre of China

Project summary

Three women sat with flames around them
L-R Hayley McElhinney as Grusha, Caitlin Beresford-Ord as Natella and Kylie Farmer as The Singer in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. (Photo: Image courtesy of Black Swan State Theatre Company. Photo: Robert Frith)

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


Last Updated: 9 February 2016
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