Meraki Dance Collective

Order your Meraki Dance 2020 Calendar!

Order your Meraki Dance 2020 Calendar! 150 150 Meraki Dance Collective

We, Liam & Loura, from Meraki Dance Collective, wish you the brightest, most loving and inspiring holiday season. May your heart pour over with love and gratitude and may 2020 be your best year yet!

2019 has been quite the year, hasn’t it?

Re-evaluating the past year(s), we’ve noticed how life has gifted us challenges

Living in China as contemporary artists is rewarding – meeting and collaborating with inspiring local artists, being exposed to a culture and a way of life so different than our own, and of course, having the opportunity to ”live” and fully embody the exchange – But, it’s also, like we mentioned earlier, a challenge. 

Instability and uncertainty are a big part of our everyday life.

Even though at times it’s a struggle, it’s also very exciting.

Never a dull moment.

And to celebrate that, ’cause that’s what life is meant to be, celebrated… we decided it would be fun to collect memories and package them into a practical, everyday item, to remind us to celebrate life.

To celebrate life the same way art celebrates life.
 

With all the ups, downs, the real and unreal.

With that being said, may we present to you our VERY FIRST (this is so very exciting) Meraki Dance Collective 2020 calendar!

So, would you like to dance with us, support Meraki Dance Collective ánd have a one-of-a-kind calendar hanging on the wall coming year?

… then send us a message after finishing this post and we’ll make it happen!

It’s a DANCE calendar packed with black and white images of Meraki’s adventures in China. Besides small reminders of important holidays, you’ll also find the main moon phases, and there is just enough space to write down your personal events.

It’s A3 size and comes with a handy hook to hang up easily.

We can ship the calendar world-wide, therefor the price mentioned below is excluding shipping costs.

PRICE

€20,00 euro (excluding shipping costs)

$22,00 US dollar (excluding shipping costs)

¥150,00 Chinese Yuan (excluding shipping costs)

If you would like to order, please send a message to info@merakidancecollective.com and we’ll organize your order from there.

Please let us know the following:

 – How many calendar’s you’d like

– To which address you’d like them sent

– How you wish to pay

You can pay via PayPal, Tikkie (for the Dutchies), WeChat or Alipay for our Chinese friends!

In the coming weeks, we will be collecting all the orders and we will send out all the calendars in the last week of December. We print to the order so there will be no paper waste!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MERAKI DANCE COLLECTIVE! #wedon’ttakeitforgranted

Love, light & the happiest holidays,

Liam & Loura

2019 International Youth Arts Festival Macau

2019 International Youth Arts Festival Macau 2048 1365 Meraki Dance Collective

This was the second time Meraki Dance Collective was invited to join the crew of the International Youth Arts Festival.

You can read about the previous festival we attended here.

This magnificent 2019 edition was held in various locations throughout Macau. It was an honor for us to be part of the festival once again. A special thanks to Rebecca Yang from Rebecca Art to invite us.

Besides judging the dance contestants, we also provided a masterclass and did a unique improvisation performance with a selection of the other judges.

Watch the snippet below and check out the pictures to gain a taste of the festivities.

MDC Celebrating the 70 year foundation of the New China with a contemporary Cross-Cultural performance

MDC Celebrating the 70 year foundation of the New China with a contemporary Cross-Cultural performance 980 489 Meraki Dance Collective

Something out of the ordinary but hella fun! Performing with Nanning Contemporary Dance Company (GuGuWu) on one of the biggest stages we’ve both ever performed on!

To celebrate the 70-year foundation of the New China, Meraki Dance Collective was invited to perform together with duo Wu Qian & Zhu Borui.

The performance was on a famous Chinese song which translated means ”Vine and Tree”. The moral of the lyrics of the song portrays how a couple, like vines and trees, are always intertwined and not separated.

Here at MDC, we love the cross-cultural working environment. It stimulates us to be even more creative in terms of communication, and it challenges us to create something we equally understand. Sharing the stage was a lovely experience and a true celebration of cross-cultural art.

The stage was phenomenal, stretching (at least 30 meters) over the local mingehu lake. Everyone was welcome to come and watch the show (which consisted of multiple cross-cultural programs), and it was live-broadcasted on the internet.

Below you can see a recording of the show.