TAFE South Australia News

Renowned choreographer works with TAFE SA dance students

Sep 02, 2011

Working with TAFE SA dance students on their upcoming production, renowned choreographer Xiao Xiong Zhan brings his rich cultural heritage to this original and exciting new production.

Born in Cambodia, Xiao Xiong moved to China in 1971 before migrating to Australia in 1983. A graduate of the Centre for Performing Arts, Adelaide, Xiao Xiong has worked extensively in Australia and China with the Australia Dance Theatre, One Extra, the Beijing Modern Dance Company and the Guandong Modern Dance Company as well as coordinating exchanges between Australian and Chinese dancers.

Drawing its inspiration from Franz Schubert's suite of sung poems, 'Winterreise' is the story of a man's longing for his homeland.