Xie Xin’s dancers wear denim

When the 16 dancers of the Biennale College Danza took to the stage at their performance of When I am facing you, a new work by the celebrated Chinese choreographer Xie Xin, they were not wearing leotards. Instead, for the duration of the 30 minute performance — an emotionally exposing and unruly work — they writhed, stretched and spun in what, on first inspection, looked like heavy denim and tank tops. The lights were dim. The music by Sylvian Wang felt dark and industrial. The dancers looked like revellers in a night club. Read more at i.D