CURRENT REPERTORY

Citizen

North American premiere at BAM Fisher "in a round" May 30 - June 1, 2019

Choreographer: Yin Yue

Original Music: Juliane Jones and Doug Beiden

Length: 30 mins

Costume: Barbara Erin Delo

Lighting: Christopher Chambers

Performers: Yin Yue, Grace Whitworth, Erika Choe, Omar Román De Jesús, Lizzy Zevallos, Lacey Baroch

 

Citizen is a physically demanding ensemble piece performed by the full company of YYDC dancers. It's dynamic and expressive movement, together with dramatic original musical scoring, explores the intensity of the times we are living now, the challenges we face together and the political environment that surrounds and influences us The dancers and their movements celebrate our common sense of hope and determination. 

 

Video by: Dancing Camera

Full length video is available upon request.

2019 Germany Tour Program (2019 Trailor)

Schrittmacher Festival 2019 in Aachen, Germany 2019

The Edge of 30 Degrees is Yin Yue’s latest original creation for her namesake company YYDC.

 

The performance runs approximately for 90 min (with intermission) includes three world premieres: “The Time Followed,” “Stones and Kisses,” and the highly anticipated ensemble piece, “Citizen.” This exciting evening of new dance works is centered around the concept of time and our interactions with time itself. To create these innovative projects, Yin has assembled an impressive team of collaborators, featuring the dancers of YYDC, costume designer Barbara Erin Delo, lighting designer Christopher Chambers, and composers Juliane Jones and Doug Beiden who have created original musical scores exclusively for Yin’s new work.

The prestige Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant praise the choreographer “With the relaxation of tai-chi, but also the acrobatics, speed and graceful lines of Chinese dance, Yin Yue is a promising new voice in the long tradition of modern dance.”

 

This production will be presented from May 30 to June 1 at 7:30pm at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space) in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are currently on sale. 
 

Full length video is available upon request

2017 New York Season/Touring program

An evening of dance works by Yin Yue and YYDC

A 90 min program will feature three unique dance works, the most recent creation Vanishing Point, a solo performance by Artistic Director Yin Yue in its virtuoso improvisation form, and rounds off the night with dynamic powerhouse full company casts repertory Through the Fracture of Light. 

Vanishing Point, a new work of 5 dancers, was created through the generous support of 92Y Harkness Dance Center’s Artist in Residency program. Yin Yue abstracts the concept of vanishing point in perspective drawing by placing this 2 dimensional concept into a 3D space on stage. The work plays up space harmony and depth perception between the dancers within the space. The work takes the abstract idea one step further into the emotional depth of existence and disappearance as well as the interaction between the performers.

New York Times Critic Brian Schaefer describes Yin’s solo in his NYTimes listing “controlled tension and the sparse lighting and chilling soundscape she favors add to an ominous atmosphere that Ms. Yin punctures with quick, precise gestures or paints with melting bodies.” Her improvised solo, an excerpt from full length production Within Reach, will be nothing short of her signature razor sharp strike and water like movement. The live performance of this solo won First Place in Choreography in Shanghai Professional Dance Competition in 2016.

Through the Fracture of Light, a full company work, premiered in March 2016 at Schrit_tmacher Festival in Aachen Germany. The work features original music by Juliane Jones and Doug Beiden. The work as also been featured on platforms like SummerStage 2017, Open Doors Dance Festival, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Full length video available upon request

In Company (2019 Trailor)

A commissioned work for SADC Tisch School of The Arts

Choreographer: Yin Yue

Rehearsal Assistant: Grace Whitworth

Music: Aaron Martin; Pan Sonic

Lighting Design: Michael Cunningham

Costume Design: Barbara Erin Delo

Number of perform: 14

Length: 16 min 30 second

The dance takes us on an emotional journey of the forming, rising and falling of the ensemble until a single figure remain, yet the lingering sense of tangible connection presenting that we are within the company of each other. 

The repertoire will be available in April 2019.

Full video available upon request

A Glimpse Inside a Shared Story

A commissioned work for Hubbard Street Dance 2

Premiere at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2 Winter Series, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, December 2015

Choreographer: Yin Yue

Lighting: Julie Ballard

Music: Machinefabrick and Banabila, The Advert, Gas

Number of Performers: 5

Run time: 17 mins

A brief glance into one's life while being observed by others, this piece demonstrates the layers of perceptions and mysterious outlook of an unknown.

Too Soon To Tell (2018 Trailer)

An evening length work commissioned and premiered at Schrittmacher Festival at Ludwig Forum

Choreographer: Yin Yue

(The casts contributed their fierce movement in their solo improvisation)

Performers: Grace Whitworth, Lissa Smith, Erika Choe, Kevin Pajarlaga and Yin Yue

Music: Gas, Olafur Arnalds, Biosphere, Machinefabriek, Hodge - Without Form, Aaron Martin,  Vincenzo Bellini & Felice Romani- Sumi Jo

Music Editing: Yin Yue

Costume concept: Yin Yue

Run Time: 60 mins

The world is massive and unknown, we enter as fighters with the spirit to conquer and dominate, yet the true power lies in the gentle touch, generous support and trust of those that surround us. Through physical and dynamic performance, each of us find peace and comfort within ourselves as well as within each other. Are we able to hold on to what we have found? It is too soon to tell. There are more adventures ahead and we will journey them together.

Through the Fracture of Light (2017 Trailer)

Choreography: Yin Yue

Original Score: Juliane Jones and Doug Beiden

Original Lighting: Matt Miller

Number of Performers: 6 

Running Time: 35 min

Premiere: March 3rd, 2016 Schrittmacher Festival, Aachen, Germany

Showcasing the company’s original movement technique, FoCo Technique, as well as its signature sleek physicality, Through The Fracture of Lightdemonstrates the versatility and range of its dancers as well as Yin Yue's ability to weave strong rhythmic movement with quiet grace and agility.

Fierce group sections seamlessly transition into duets and then back again, culminating with a group composition that builds and grows and amplifies in intensity. The audience is brought to their emotional edge as dancers push on tirelessly toward this final energetic apex.

 

The original score of lingering stringed sounds, Tibetan throat singing and Mongolian melodies enhances the experience of the piece's elegantly designed choreography and precise, dynamic execution. 

Full length video available upon request

Vanishing Point (2017 Trailer)

Premiere at YYDC's production at Peridance Capezio Theater, Sept 2017

Choreographer: Yin Yue

Costume: Yin Yue

Lighting: Brant Thomas Murray  

Music: Emptyset, From The Mouth of The Sun, Gabriel Faure & Radio Sky by Michel Banabila used by permission 

Number of Performers: 5

Run time: 35 mins

Yin Yue abstracts the concept of vanishing point in perspective drawing by placing this 2 dimensional concept into a 3D space on stage. The work plays up space harmony and depth perception between the dancers within the space. Vanishing Point was created with the support of 92Y Harkness Dance Center’s Artist in Residence. 

Full length video available upon request

Within Reach (quartet)

Title: Within Reach (*quartet)
Choreographer: Yin Yue
Composer: Machinefabriek
Number of performers: 4
Running time: 5 min
Premiere: Jan 19th, 2013

Description: Started in a sharpe diagonal line, 4 dancers each holds her own space, equal distance to each other. That is the distance we can see and measure. There is another kind of distance that we can only feel, the distance of mind and the distance of heart. The quartet explores the concepts of distance, someone is within reach yet out of reach at the same time. The dance is set to a score that builds to a dramatic and nearly explosive height with a suddenly end that is equally dramatic and unexpected.

Double Elements

Choreographer: Yin Yue

Composer: Machinefabriek

Number of Performers: 2

Running Time: 7 min

Premiere: Sep 10th, 2015 Dancenow NYC Festival at Joe's Pub NYC

An intricate and exquisite duet between two female dancers, this piece portrays twin identities that grow apart ever so subtly. Throughout the piece, the relationship between the two dancers remains strong - when they are apart they are two entities, but together they are one pair. The dancers' smooth tactile partnering evokes a visceral reaction from the audience while Yin Yue's concept touches upon a relatable kinship that hints at a meaning deeper than the eyes can see.

 

The flowing ambient piano track by composer Machinefabriek underscores the piece with a subtle yet emotional undertone.

Within Reach (Solo)

Improvised Solo performer: Yin Yue

Lighting: Matt Miller

Music: Murcof

Run time: 5 mins

Venue: Open Doors Dance Festival presents at Coralville Center for The Performing Arts

New York Times Critic Brian Schaefer describes Yin’s solo in his NYTimes listing “controlled tension and the sparse lighting and chilling soundscape she favors add to an ominous atmosphere that Ms. Yin punctures with quick, precise gestures or paints with melting bodies.” Her improvised solo, an excerpt from full length production Within Reach, will be nothing short of her signature razor sharp strike and water like movement. The live performance of this solo won First Place in Choreography in Shanghai Professional Dance Competition in 2016. Be sure to look out for elements of her long-developed movement research FoCo Technique in this solo.

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