Two Birds with the Wings of One

Choreography by: Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux

Music by: Bright Sheng

“On the seventh day of the Seventh-month, in the Palace of Long Life,
We told each other secretly in the quiet midnight world
That we wished to fly in heaven, two birds with the wings of one,
And to grow together on the earth, two branches of one tree.”
Earth endures, heaven endures; some time both shall end,
While this unending sorrow goes on and on forever.

— From “A Song of Unending Sorrow”, Bai Juyi (772-846 AD)

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Credits

Music
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty and "Chi Lin's Dance" from Flute Moon
Premiere
May 25, 2006, 2006 Diamond Project, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Sofiane Sylve, Andrew Veyette

Length
22 Min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Lighting by
Mark Stanley