Chinese dancer, 54, to defy her age with daunting 70-minute solo show

A star was born 54 years ago, but it would take a while for the world to notice. After all, an underfunded dance troupe in a small Chinese city was perhaps not the best place to launch an international career – especially during the Cultural Revolution. Now, Qiao Yang is about to stake her claim as one of Asia’s top contemporary dancers. The decision also amounts to the biggest wager of her career: to perform a gruelling 70-minute solo autobiographical piece. The piece traces how…

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