U-Theatre

BEATING DRUMS IN THE STATE OF ONE’S OWN

Founded by Artistic Director Liu Ruo-Yu in 1988, and joined by its drumming master and music director Huang Chih-Chun since 1993, Ms. Liu has led U-Theatre to present rigorous works of aesthetic beauty rooted in the disciplined study and practice of meditation, drumming, martial arts, taichi, dance and acting.

Uniting the East and West, ancient and modern, spiritual and physical, U-Theatre lives and breathes “excellence” as embodied by the meaning of the Chinese character “U”.

Over the last decade, U-Theatre has been invited to perform at world stages and festivals including the Barbican Centre (UK), Avignon Festival, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon and Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Reviews

Truly Spectacular

Le Figaro, France

A great and complex beauty to the drumming, sounds and silence...

The New York Times

A synthesis of theatre, percussion, martial arts and meditation

The Times, UK

A most peaceful heart, a most powerful performance…

Volkskrant, Netherlands

Upcoming Performances

SOUND OF THE OCEAN

16 & 17 November 2018
Hunan Grand Theatre, China

3 & 4 November 2018
Banlam Grand Theatre, China

27 & 28 October 2018
Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre, China

19 & 20 October 2018
Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, China

12 & 13 October 2018
Shanghai Culture Square, China

15 September 2018
LinYi Grand Theatre, China

8 & 9 September 2018
National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China

BEYOND TIME
1 & 2 September 2018
Tianjin Grand Theatre, China

22 & 23 June 2018
Harbin Grand Theatre, China

16 June 2018
Shandong Grand Theatre, China

9 & 10 June 2018
Shaanxi Grand Opera House, China

25 & 26 May 2018
Hangzhou Grand Theatre, China

SWORD OF WISDOM
3 June 2018
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, China

BEYOND TIME
27 & 28 February 2018
St James Theatre
New Zealand Festival
Wellington

BEYOND TIME
9 - 11 February 2018
His Majesty's Theatre
Perth Festival
Australia

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