Beijing Paper Tiger Theater Studio
Beijing Paper Tiger Theater Studio is an independent theatrical group. Theatrical director Tian Ge Bing and a few artists and people from other trades work together to do the following:
---Highlight the independent expression in the theater performance in China today.
---Use the living reality as the material & structure for the theater performance.
---Use theater as a button or excuse to enter the living scenes, so as to enable theater with bigger freedom and space.
---Extending the definition horizons of performance, roles and characters while stressing the significance of actors training in the theater performance.
【Performances & Workshops】
December 2006- January 2007 Rehearsed for “Cool” and a performance (working progress).
l May 2005: Theatrical piece “Dialogue 2005 Upgraded Version”; joining the Second Beijing Da Shan Zi International Art Festival; 2 shows (50min each) in 798 Time & Space.
l 2004: Preparation for “Dialogue” and “Cool” in the form of workshop.
l December 2003: Three shows in Beijing Seven Lights Theater of the theatrical piece “The Killer Is Not Cool & Hamlet Virus Mutation”; joining Tokyo Heiner Muller Theater Festival with the same piece in December, with 3 shows in i-Land Hall Theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo; 60min for each performance.
l July 2002: Theater Piece “Shi Fang Mansion ‘And’ Storm” for “Beijing ‘And’ Festival”; one performance in Beijing Shi Fang Hao Ting Real Estate Sample Room; 50min in length.
l 2001: Attempting the open style “workshop” rehearsal in different environments with different people.
l 2000: December: Finishing the “paper theater” “Happy Paradise” on a location.
December: One 120min performance of the concept theatrical piece “Mammy Report” in Beijing “Lang Tao Art Club”.
July: In collaboration with “The Arts Network Asia” (ANA), environmental theater piece in public spaces “Marriage Collaboration & Related Scenes”; Scene 1; Park (30min); Scene 2: Flyover (30min); Scene 3: Chang An Avenue (30min).
l December 1998: Theater Piece “The Killer Is Not Cool & High Art”; 2 shows (60min each) in “Guangzhou International Small Theater Festival”.
September 1997: Theatrical Piece “Beijing Blue”; 5 shows (50min each) in Beijing Yang Huang Art Gallery & Beijing Film Studio Small Theater.
Independent theater director/ Independent documentary film producer
Born in ShannXi province, graduated from Central Academy of Drama.
Starts to participate in Beijing's independent theater activity from the late 80s.
Established the Paper Tiger Theater Studio in 1997.
A series of creation by he which started from 1998 is take the material by the real life. Carries on the powerful revelation to the Chinese present reality and theatrical restructuring, and has filled humorous and strength.
He early start to attempt mix creates way`s about the visual arts and the theater scene as well as the non-theater. Has many ideal subversion and the creativity to the theater statement.