In the noise of 19 actors speaking simultaneously and the sound of water boiling from the speaker, there are also people feeling deeply touched — a spontaneous self-reflection, an acknowledgement of their restlessness and indifference to ordinary people everyday they meet in the metro.
ONE FINE DAY
A MAN WHO FLIES UP TO THE SKY
25.3KM FAIRY TALE
ONE FINE DAY
METAPHORE OF A SHADOW
A MADMAN’S DIARY
NEW YOUTH GROUP
The New Youth Group was founded by director Li Jianjun in 2011. Its name was specifically chosen to reflect the spirit of the 1915 New Culture Movement. The group is a very active independent theatre company in Beijing, making efforts to create “mortal theatre” and explore new theatre aesthetics by stepping into Chinese people’s contemporary life.
We believe that the theatre is able to cure the disease of life and our goal is to make the audience think about their real life. A Madman’s Diary (2011) premiered in Beijing and has been showed in Berlin and Tokyo.
Jianjun Li is an independent theatre director currently based in Beijing, China. He is also the artistic director of The New Youth Group.
Graduated from The Central Academy Of Drama with MFA (and BA) in Stage Design, Li is recognised as one of the key directors/practitioners of Chinese avant-garde theatre.
Li’s signature process involves reconsidering theatre as an artistic medium. Such distinguished aesthetics can be found in many of his contemporary productions.
Li’s recent works received extensive discussion reflective cultural stand and aesthetic dimensions.