Narrative Poem

by Yang Lian
Score composed and performed by Sophie Harris
Choreographed by Hubert Essakow
Translation by Brian Holton

10 November, 7:30pm
£20 / £15

This spellbinding performance combining poetry, dance and live music is from the world’s most influential and innovative Chinese poet Yang Lian.

Narrative Poem is Yang’s most personal poetry to date travelling back and forth in time, covering his childhood and his harrowing ‘re-education through labour’, digging graves in rural China, his first period of exile in New Zealand, and his subsequent adventures and travels around Europe and elsewhere.

This hauntingly beautiful collection of poems will be brought to life by new choreography from the Coronet’s Associate Hubert Essakow and dancer Laura Calcagno with a new score by cellist Sophie Harris.

The scope of his creative imagination is astounding …Yang Lian is one of the great world poets of our era’ – Edinburgh Review