„I do not wish to talk about yesterday. Today is when we determine our future. Only tomorrow will we know what the past is good for ...“

A few words about his career: Born in Dalian, Peoples Republic of China, Xin Peng Wang attended ballet school from 1970 to 1974. He performed as a solo dancer at the Peking Central Dance Company and the Peking Ballet Company, after which he pursued postgraduate education as a choreographer at the Peking Dance Academy from 1985 to 1989. He left China to study modern dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, and continued as a dancer at the Aalto theatre in Essen.

Since 1996 he has been engaged as a choreographer worldwide. His works appear in the repertoire of the National Ballet of Hongkong and Beijing, the Semperopera in Dresden, Het Nationale Ballett Amsterdam, the Royal Ballett Van Vlaanderen Antwerpen, the National Ballett of Lithuania and the National Ballett Ankara.

To state some of his works, Xinpeng Wang was inspired by Bright Chen's "Tibetian Swing" and Tan Dun's "Death and Fire". His choreography was performed by the Ballett of Dortmund and the Royal Ballett Van Vlanderen. In cooperation with the film director Zhang Yimou for the ballet "Raise the Red Lantern" to the music of composer Qigang Chen he has won worldwide acclaim and it has been performed more than 200 times.

He served as director of the Ballett of the Staatstheater Südthüringen in Meiningen, Germany, between 2001 and 2003.  After that he went to the Theater of Dortmund, where he has been successfully leading the ballet as a director for more than 12 years. His creations and choreography have been widely appreciated by audiences and critics alike. In July 2014 his longstanding vision of a holistic, future-oriented and sustainable training and education for dance students came true with the realization of the NRW junior ballet. In 2015, Xin Peng Wang was awarded with the Cityring for his service to the city of Dortmund. His contract as ballet director was extended until 2021.

“He has helped to revitalize the public interest in story ballet and to position Dortmund as a an important platform for the international dance scene.”

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