Shanghai Theater Academy: RAW

‘RAW’ is a short documentary (27 min) that revolves around the Rising Artists’ Works programme, an initiative whose main focus is to serve as a promotional platform for young and talented artists across China.

By analysing the background of the programme and following some of the artists involved in the 2015 edition, this documentary brings to light the difficulties and paradoxes that independent-minded artists have to face in modern China.

‘RAW’ depicts the clash between classic and modern, old and new, western and local, from the perspective of Chinese choreographers and mentors.

Client: Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai Theater Academy
Production company: SLA Studios
Producer: Arthur Krasnopolsky
Directed by: Joan Llabata
Director of Photography: Alessio Avezzano