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Parsons Dance to tour China

by Michelle Tabnick
April 10, 2013
"One of the great movers of modern dance" (The New York Times)

David Parsons and Parsons Dance will be returning to China from April 20-May 5, 2013 as demand for Parsons unique works continues to grow internationally. This nine-city tour is the company's second visit to mainland China and is the most extensive staging of company's work in Asia to date.

Remember Me, Parsons' critically acclaimed dance rock-opera, featuring Parsons Dance and music of the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company will be making its Chinese debut and is expected to enthrall audiences in the East as it has brought sold-out Western audiences to standing ovations.

"There is a high demand for unique entertainment in China and successful presentations require storytelling of the highest caliber, audiences will not be satisfied unless the work is original, alive and inspiring…. I am so excited about David Parson's vision and his company performances, our audiences will cheer," says Michael Yao, Executive Director, the Merit Group.

"The logistics and negotiations for this tour were complex and two-years in the making, we're happy to make this announcement today and now the company is packing their bags and looking forward to the performances and meeting the Chinese public," notes Margaret Selby, President of CAMI Spectrum.

Stops on the Parsons Dance Tour to China include:

- Saturday, April 20, Shenzhen Poly Theatre, Shenzhen City
- Sunday, April 21, Chongqing Grand Theatre, Chongqing City
- Tuesday, April 23, Wuhan Qintai Grand Theatre, Wuhan City
- Thursday, April 25, Henan Art Center Zhengzhou City
- Saturday, April 27, Qingdao Grand Theatre, Qingdao City
- Monday, April 29, Wuxi Grand Theatre, Wuxi City
- Wednesday, May 1, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Shanghai City
- Friday, May 3, Beijing Poly Theatre, Beijing City
- Saturday, May 4, Beijing Poly Theatre, Beijing City
- Monday, May 6 - Sunday, May 5, Xian Grand Theatre, Xian

PARSONS DANCE is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of choreographer/director David Parsons. Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating American works of extraordinary artistry that are both engaging and uplifting to audiences throughout the world. Parsons Dance tours nationally and internationally, including an annual season in its home community of New York City. Since 1985, Parsons Dance has toured an average of 32 weeks per year, to a total of more than 350 cities, 35 countries, five continents and millions of audience members. Many more have seen Parsons Dance on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network and the Discovery Channel.

For Booking Information:
John Krasno, Executive Director Margaret Selby, CAMI Spectrum
229 West 42nd Street, 8th Floor 1790 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10036 New York, NY 10019
Tel. 212 869-9275 Tel. 212-841-9554
John@ParsonsDance.org MSelby@cami.com
www.parsonsdance.org www.cami.com
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