The exquisite dancing figure in the award-winning movie, House of Flying Daggers, was for many, their first glimpse of Yabin Wang’s talents. The brilliance of her technique stems from the fertile fusion of her training in classical Chinese dance, ballet, and contemporary, as does her creativity infused by the wealth of stories and the theatricality of China’s ancient performing arts tradition. She discusses with ICONS the philosophy and work ethic guiding her chosen career.
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- Molissa F. - Mentorship creates a dialogue in the development and articulation of a choreographer's ideas, their strategies, their structures in the exploration of a unique contribution to the field. Mentorship keeps the field fluid, progressive, moving forward.
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