Highlighting women’s contribution to culture and the arts has always been the ambition of Women In Motion. Launched in 2015 by Kering at the Festival de Cannes, the program aims to combat gender inequality, originally in the cinema industry, but later including the worlds of photography, literature, the plastic arts and music.
To take this commitment even further and to provide greater recognition for women’s contribution to the arts, Kering created Women In Motion at West Bund in 2021, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project. Over three days, this festival of contemporary dance will celebrate the work of women choreographers and pay tribute to the artistic visions of Chinese and French figures from the performing arts, revealing talent that is both audacious and complementary.
Recognized as a major center in the region’s cultural landscape, the West Bund Museum is open to everyone, with the public being invited to take part in new experiences. For the Women In Motion at West Bund festival, it has prepared an unprecedented program. For the first time, two women choreographers - Mathilde Monnier from France and Duan Ni from China – will create a dialogue in choreographic form, while renowned Chinese choreographer Shi Jingxin will be accompanied by her troupe for a performance of a new dance work from her Body Museum Series No. 2. The event will also see Duan Ni present her first solo creation and direct an experimental workshop for amateurs and semi-professionals. Public conversations will be organized after the performances, in the presence of the artists.
West Bund Museum - 2555 Longteng Ave, Xuhui District, Shanghai.
Open to the public from October 22 to 24, 2021. Visit the museum website to book tickets.
About the Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project
The Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project was inaugurated in Shanghai on 6 November 2019, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and Franck Riester, Minister for Culture. To date, it is the most significant project for cultural exchange and cooperation between the two countries.