Grant Recipient Details


Port Washington, NY

Project Title
Peony Dreams: On the Other Side of Sleep
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Peony Dreams: On the Other Side of Sleep is a boundary-defying work of intercultural dance-theater inspired by two of the most revered plays in Chinese literature: Peony Pavilion and Dreams of Linchuan. Intertwined with the story of these works is the story of a young dancer dreaming herself from the chaos of the Cultural Revolution by writing letters she never sends to imagined persons she has never met. Conjoining elements of Chinese opera with contemporary post-modern dance, Peony Dreams journeys across time and space, fiction and reality, life and death, to explore the world that lies on the other side of sleep.

Estimated artist fee: Full Cast - Large Stage -$12,000/performance; $40,000/week; Solo or Installation - $6,000/performance/short run; $12,000/week/long run.

Tour Coordinator

Yin Mei

Presenter Partners

  • DeVos Museum of Art (Marquette, MI)

  • Elling Eide Center for Chinese Art & Culture (Sarasota, FL)
  • John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL)
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College (Flushing, NY)

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