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Three members of Tangram stand with eyes shut, heads resting on each other's shoulders

Associate Artists at LSO St Luke's

Tangram x LSO: Bound/Unbound

By Alex Ho and Sun Keting

LSO St Luke's

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 August 2024

Tickets: £25, £20

The Performance

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

The performance includes a 20 minute interval

Haegee Lee soprano
Yining Chen dancer
Beibei Wang percussion
LSO Musicians

Alex Ho and Sun Keting  directors
Alex Ho and Sun Keting  composers
Yining Chen choreographer
Chang Meng and Ke Peng  visual designers
Xiaolu Guo, Alex Ho and Sun Keting Writers
Based on an original script by Xiaolu Guo

The concert will finish at approximately 9.30pm


£25 (£20 concessions)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

New music, new movement, her stories. Join trailblazing Associate Artists, Tangram, for the premiere of a new music theatre piece by Alex Ho and Sun Keting interweaving the stories of two of China’s 19th century heroines: Afong Moy and Qiu Jin.

The Programme

Growing up with bound feet in the feudal Qing Dynasty, Afong Moy in 1834 became the first Chinese woman to be brought to America, where she was displayed before the public as a ‘Chinese Curiosity’. Half a century later, Qiu Jin, a young revolutionary, challenged the stifling Manchu culture and changed the fate of women by unbinding her feet and taking up the art of sword fighting. Poet, author of manifestos, and leader of a revolutionary community, Qiu Jin was determined to save her country from the corrupt Qing government. These two women, bound and unbound, together compose a symphonic dance, a protest against the world of patriarchy into which they were born.

The Performers

‘Truly innovative … they’re breaking down borders with stylish communication and spirit’ – RPS Young Artist Nomination 2023

‘Powerfully theatrical … unexpected and refreshing’ – Tempo Journal

‘Dazzling instrumental display’ – I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

‘Tangram revels in the untranslatable’ – VAN Magazine


Co-produced by Tangram and the LSO with generous support from the Bagri Foundation

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Header image © Xiaohang Gui

With a glass of wine in the Crypt Cafe and Bar

The Crypt Bar

Open for hot and cold drinks from one hour before the performance, and during the interval (where applicable).
Card payments only.

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