Artistic Director, National Ballet of China
Ms. Feng Ying, Artistic Director and former dancer of the National Ballet of China, talks about the evolution of ballet in China, the nuances of the Chinese audience and her missions for the company.
“When the company performed Swan Lake in 1958,” she says, “many of our audiences had not seen ballet before. Although it was a foreign art form and our audiences were, at first, a little embarrassed by the short skirts, they fell in love with ballet. Ballet is beautiful and beauty is universal…..But unlike Europe, China doesn’t have a long history in ballet, so our audience has evolved differently.”
Read the full interview in Bachtrack.