The letters “X” and “Y” can represent two dimensions in space, two axes in management control, or two chromosomes that determine gender. Here, in this work, they refer to two, twin dancers — Zhu Xing and Zhu Yue. They are uniquely marvelous, both competing with each other and depending on one another. They share the same life experience while maintaining distinctive personalities in their self-consciousness – just like the X-axis and Y-axis which start off from the same point. They advance towards different directions of life, but still remain inextricably connected. This film captures the dancers’ movements and meditation. Falling into an illusory land and galloping over the wilderness, one dancer meets an individual who is identical to herself. As their mental spaces overlap, physical dominance is transferred. This performance not only showcases the life experience of Zhu Xing and Zhu Yue, but also signifies the spiritual wilderness of you and me.
Featuring the talents of two, twin dancers, this film offers a unique perspective on spiritual wilderness.
Director: Xidan Zhang, Jingrong Li
Choreographer: Xing Zhu, Yue Zhu
(China, 2019) 4:27 minutes