舞剧《绣娘》的故事发生在清末民初,是一部表现江南绣女钟情绣艺、艺高情深的悲情故事,通过苏绣大师绣娘与画家明轩之间情投意合的情感经历,塑造了一位追求女性解放的近代中国新女性形象。该剧由无锡市演艺集团歌舞剧院投入重金历经三年筹备而成,在四个月的紧张排练后于无锡首演,并获得了第七届江苏省音乐舞蹈节优秀剧目奖。该剧汇集了国内实力派导演赵明、国内“新生代”作曲家邹航、多次获奖的舞美设计张继文以及国际著名服装师李锐等实力派人物,并由汤成龙、张娅姝、刘鑫、米夏等一批优秀青年舞蹈演员倾情演绎

The Embroidery Girl

The Embroidery Girl is a large scale dance drama produced by Chinese State Theatre’s: Jiangsu Wuxi, Song and Dance Troupe.

It depicts embroidery Master Xiu Niang’s life,loves and outstanding achievements, against the backdrop of a rigid and male-dominated society at odds with her epic artistic vision.

Set in the Qing dynasty, Xiu Niang’s story has entered legend in China where she left a legacy for the ages in the form of her much venerated Embroidery Art Bible.   

This is a rare chance to see the best of Chinese dance and theatre production, in a UK venue.  Western audiences will be captivated by this balletic work, combining a heady blend of traditional Chinese folk, Classical and Contemporary dance. The show has West-end standards of stage production while retaining a  proud and distinctly Chinese feel. Filled with the lingering charm of Jiangsu local culture,  colourful costume and exotic music, sublimely beautiful choreography,  stunning dance skills and striking stage art, it is a real treat for both eyes and ears.

This highly acclaimed Chinese show has already had successful western debuts in America and Australia. In cooperation with London’s MsL Performing Arts Exchange “The Embroidery Girl” will be presented to UK audiences in its updated and refined version for the first time,in 2018.

The production boasts a trully high calibre cast and crew including: The world-renowned choreographer, Zhao Ming (赵明), Chinese top dancer,  Zhang Yashu (张娅姝) ,  First ranked contemporary stage designer, Zhang Jiwen (张继文),  young celebrity composer Zou Hang (邹航) and famous costume designer Li Ruding (李锐丁).