22nd Oct, 2013 TEDGlobal 2013 Yuyu was supporting visual artist Hetain Patel to give a talk at TEDGlobal this June in Edinburgh. It was amazing experience. Now the video has gone online! Enjoy it! The Link
03rd July, 2013 WEEK 3 : SNAPSHOTS We are working so hard to resolve each puzzle and only by doing so step by step, we will be able to bring all the puzzles together organically into a beautiful picture. Having my choreography mentor Kate Flatt- Kate Flatt Projects in the studio today and feeling very refresh! So much to THINK AGAIN! Can't wait get into the studio tomorrow!
24th June, 2013 WEEK 2 : SNAPSHOTS Working in the studio exploring ideas and breaking my old mould for my first time start-from-scratch choreography and solo - SNAPSHOTS. It has been a hard process but I know it is fantastic opportunity for me to expand my self as a dance artist. Nervous but exciting!
13th June, 2013 Life Experience. Mind blowing TED Global 2013 Full of gratitude to be able to attend TED Global in Edinburgh for whole week and encountered with so many outstanding thinkers and talents. Our talk went very well and have got tremendous response from participants. Here is the blog for our talk and keep your eyes on here. The video link will be posted as soon we have it!
30th May, 2013 TEDGlobal 2013, 10th June -14th June in Edinburgh I am going to perform alongside Hetain Patel to give his Be Like Water special edition for TED talk. Life experience.
30th April, 2013 Invisible PresenceWork-in-process After working in the studio together with Elena Zaino, the shape of Invisible Presence is gradually revealing even it is still on the stage of experiment. Invisible Presence is a duet piece inspired by Doug Wheeler "The idea that visible reality is only a small crumb of what is really out there. " We have presented what we have made so far in 8Beat Festival and The Female Choreographer Collective Experiment in April. Elena and Yuyu will continually develop the work.
16th March, 2013 8BEATS Festival Yuyu and Elena Zaino are making a duet work 'Invisible Presence' after two years since Elena got injured. We have been invited to perform Invisible Presence at 8BEATS Festival in Verona, Italy on 13th April 2013. We are very exciting about it and looking forward to share our first co-choreography work to you. Keep your eyes on it!
06th January, 2013 Latest work, SNAPSHOTS Happy New Year! Yuyu is very pleased to present you her latest intercultural dance & music work SNAPSHOTS - the collaboration with musician Liz Liew. A personal exploration of key moments in Liew's life and its surrounding emotions, told through Rau's unique dance language inspired by Chinese classical dance and martial arts and an evocative live original soundtrack on piano, violin and Chinese instrumentation. Taster Video
10th Feb, 2012 The première for Yuyu Rau latest inter-cultural dance work Beloved emoh is on Friday, 17th Feb 2012 part of Resolution! 2012. To avoid disappointment make sure you book ticket in advanced!! Beloved emoh – YUYU RAU When the yearning for home intensifies, cultural identity unfolds. 8pm, Friday 17th Feb 2012 Robin Howard Dance Theatre 17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY Tickets: +44 (0)20 7121 1100 http://www.theplace.org.uk/11701/whats-on/yuyu-rau-divo-company-seke-chimutengwende-friends.html - Beloved emoh will be part of intercultural project Jumping Dragon 2012 (awarded as London 2012 Inspire programme) produced by Step OutArts.
29th June, 2011 Great opportunity to watch The Most Incredible Thing composed by Pet Shop Boys and choreographed by Javier De Frutos! It screens on BBC4 this Friday, 1st July at 8pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0126wdn
22 May, 2011 Start working with Luca Sivestrini, Artistic Director of Protein dance company for Crossroads from 23rd May and it will be staged outdoors within the stunning Royal Naval College on 25th and 26th June and is presented in partnership with Trinity Laban as part of Greenwich Dances, a new 10-day festival.
15 May, 2011 Yuyu just finished a research and development work for Step Out Arts upcoming project JUMPING DRAGON, a production celebrating the Cultural Olympiad 2012. The sharing at gDA on 13th May has gained very positive feedback and it is looking good to continue develop through out this year.
01 May. 2011 YuYu Rau, Step Out Arts’ associate artist, performs her work ‘Re-encounter’ at Plymouth Festival on Sunday 8th May 2011.
09 April, 2011 Review, The Most Incredible Thing, Sadler's Wells http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/8400508/The-Most-Incredible-Thing-Sadlers-Wells-review.html - Yuyu is the one who walk away from the table on the left side in the photo!
10 March, 2011 "The Most Incredible Thing" is coming soon!! Yuyu is going to perform with Sadler's Wells dance production "The Most Incredible Thing"on 17th- 26th March 2011. It is a show with amazing set, amazing costume, amazing music and of course amazing dance!
30 January, 2011 Yuyu Rau's latest inter-cultural multidisciplinary dance work, Re-encounter is coming back! The show is at 7:30pm on 3rd Feb 2011 at The Hawth Theatre and it is Chinese New Year ! Hawth Theatre Crawley West Sussex RH10 6YZ TEL: 01293 539418 https://tickets.hawth.co.uk/public/show.asp
29 December, 2010 Yuyu is going to dance for Sadler’s Wells new dance production - The Most Incredible Thing, composed by Pet Shop Boysand choreographed by Javier De Frutosfrom 17th Jan, 2011 till 26th March, 2011! To find out more details: http://www.sadlerswells.com/show/Pet-Shop-Boys-and-Javier-De-Frutos
22 November, 2010 Yuyu is attending Big Intensive on 13th - 17th December! Big Intensive is a December course for choreographers and directors to provoke ideas, provide inspiration, and illuminate new creative possibilities. This year's theme concentrates specifically on choreography, with speakers from the worlds of dance, visual arts, dramaturgy, marketing and theatre. For the first time participants on the week long course will be selected via open application, which is aimed at artists with up to five years professional experience. http://www.sadlerswells.com/jerwoodstudio/