UMD MFA Dance Costume Collaboration Documentary 

2016 Spring UMD MFA DANCE

Choreography in Collaboration

​Professor: Sara Pearson
Video: Allen Chunhui Xing

Past 

Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancers: Allen Chunhui Xing, Rose Xinran Qi

Another Side of You
Length 30 min
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Allen Chunhui Xing, Rose Xinran Qi, Terra Bergamy, Laurie Dodge, Suzanne Creedon, Billy Griffis, Gabriella DiGiuseppe, Reyna Fox, Erin Lenahan
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich
Photo: Jonathan Hsu

Withered
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Terra Bergamy, Suzanne Creedon, Gabriella DiGiuseppe, Reyna Fox, Erin Lenahan
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich

Music: Oya by Ibeyi
Photo: Jonathan Hsu

Keep Your Distance
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Allen Chunhui Xing, Terra Bergamy, Laurie Dodge, Suzanne Creedon, Billy Griffis, Gabriella DiGiuseppe
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich

Music: Keep Your Distance by Amon Tobin 
Photo: Jonathan Hsu

Goodbye My Esmeralda

​​Length: 5 min

​Choreographer: Chunhui Allen Xing
Dancers: Chunhui Allen Xing, Jian Qiu

Memory
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Allen Chunhui Xing, Rose Xinran Qi 
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich

Music: Less by Nils Frahm
Photo: Jonathan Hsu

Dancing in the Closet

Length: 7 min

Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich
Video: Paul Jackson 
Photo: Mark Costello, Jonathan Hsu
Music:  Undan Hulu by Olafur Arnalds

Length 40 min/ 60min

Choreographer/Costume Designer: Allen Chunhui Xing 
Scenic Designers: Ryan Fox,  Grace Guarniere
Lighting Designer: Brandi Martin
Sound Designer: Jeffrey Dorfman 
Projection Designer: Dylan Uremovich 
Stage Manager: Sydney Ziegler 

Dancers: Emily Ames, Laurie Dodge, Conmay Rose Du ,Amanda T. Fair, Reyna Fox, Erin Lenahan, Daria Mozolina, Katie Nerud, Rose Xinran Qi, Shawn Stone, Olivia Xia, Allen Chunhui Xing, Huiwang Zhang

2016 Spring First Year UMD MFA Dance Choreography Final Showing Trailer
Video: Allen Chunhui Xing

Shape in Water
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Lighting Design: Brandi Martin

Music: The Departure by Max Richter

UMD MFA DANCE Lighting Collaboration Documentary 

2016 Spring UMD MFA DANCE 
Choreography in Collaboration
​Professor: Sara Pearson

Video: Allen Chunhui Xing

Desire
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich

Music: Maybe, Senking
Photo: Jonathan Hsu

​Movement Research 
UMD 2017 Spring Independent Study 
Combining Chinese Classical dance and Modern Dance 
Professor: Patrik Widrig

Bamboo and Rain 

Length 6 min
Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancers: Allen Chunhui Xing, Latefia Bradley
Lighting Design: Mustapha Braimah
Photo: Jonathan Hsu
Music: Jen Graham

Ink

Length 8 min

Choreographer: Allen Chunhui Xing
Dancers: Allen Chunhui Xing
Lighting Design: Paul Jackson 
Photo: Jonathan Hsu
Music/Composer: Quinn Dizon


Accepting the Real

Length: 7 min

Choreographer: Chunhui Allen Xing
Dancer: Chunhui Allen Xing, Xinran Rose Qi, Xing Dance Theater
Lighting Design: Dylan Uremovich
Video: Paul Jackson 
Photo: Mark Costello, Jonathan Hsu
Music: Pu Ert Joroin by Olafur Arnalds

Dance Projects:


Equinox and Solstice is a movement research project that combines Chinese Classical dance and Modern dance to create my unique aesthetic. It is also a collaboration project with my designers, dancers and production team. It is an after-life world following the theory of the circle of life in Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. It starts from death and follows the soul after death through the journey to start a new life again. There are four main sections that follow the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter in terms to design elements, with the Equinox and Solstice representing the lightest and darkest days of the year. The five elements from Chinese Fengshui theory, water, fire, wood, gold and earth, are used to highlight the Chineseness in this piece.