Fearghus Ó Conchúir Choreographer and Dance Artist
October 10, 2007

Beijing Olympic Site

Since I visited the Olympic area, I knew I should dance there. The impressive Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube are still surrounded by a desolate building site which was once a place where many people lived before the imperatives of landmark construction moved them on. More than performing on Wanfujing or in Tiananmen, dancing in this location, soon to be the focus of the world’s attention and the place from which China projects its carefully constructed image, is resonant and telling.

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