This short film was created for Re/Bound, ArtYard’s series of original short object-performance films about springing back, created in 10 days using the materials of paper, wire and water.
Rourou is a dance artist from China. She has a background in Chinese dance, and trained in a conservatory for over 10 years, followed by studies in contemporary American and European dance and theater practices. In 2015, she left a position as an instructor and choreographer in the Musical Theater department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, one of China’s top conservatories, and relocated to the USA to pursue her dance career.
Rourou holds a BFA in Choreography from Shanghai Theater Academy and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. For the past three years, her work has been supported through Artist-in-Residency programs offered by GIBNEY, Pepatian, BAAD!, Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Yangtze Repertory Theater of America and The Creators Collective. Her work has been presented by GIBNEY, Danspace Project, Movement Research, Center for Performance Research, Chez Bushwick, The Field, Dixon Place, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, LMCC, Arts on Site, Austin Dance Festival(TX), Venice Art Factory (Italy), Seoul International Choreography Competition(Korea), and in China by Shanghai International Dance Festival, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Beijing Dance Festival, and China Dance Forward (Hong Kong).