Chang Xiaoni (Beijing)

Chang Xiaoni (Beijing)

Independent Dance Artist

Chang Xiaoni studied choreography at the Beijing Dance Academy and received a master’s degree in film studies at the Beijing Normal University School of Arts and Communication, where she currently teaches in the Dance Department. Chang is the recipient of numerous prizes. She created the dance solo The Chant of the Yellow River, for which she won the Wenhua First Prize for Culture at the 7th National Chinese Dance Competition. Her dance solo Aphasia was awarded Third Prize at the World Dance Championship in Rome in the contemporary dance category, while her solo dance Fleeting Time won the Third Prize in choreography at the 7th National Taoli Cup Dance Competition. Her work The Monkey King’s Enlightenment was shortlisted for the Shanghai International Arts Festival’s Rising Artists’ Works Programme and the 2017 Yokohama Dance Collection (Japan).
Chang has participated in numerous works, including the grand musical dance poem Asian Copper, for which she served as director; an annual Chinese–Italian cultural exchange event in Rome; her multimedia dance work Coast, which premiered at the Beijing College Student Film Festival; and her multimedia dance work Room, which was shortlisted for Athens Digital Arts Festival in Greece. In 2017, she was commissioned by the Young Artists Platform to create Elephant in the Room, which premiered at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Her major works include The Monkey King’s Enlightenment, The Chant of Yellow River, Fleeting Time, and the multimedia dance works Coast, One-Third and Room.