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News & Events

• Si Fan: Qian Yi to perform with Shanghai Kunqu Troupe at Columbia University and The Smithsonian's Freer/ Sackler Galleries June 2011.
• Qian Yi to perform in David Michalek’s Portraits in Dramatic Time video installtion at the Lincoln Center Festival.
• Qian Yi is cast in The Interrupted Dream at Taipei's National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
• Qian Yi stars in the premiere of Legend of Rainbow Fairy at Taipei's Novell Hall.
• Qian Yi makes her
Carnegie Hall debut in The Weill Music Institute's program Musical Explorers
• Qian Yi sings in the Operatic Vocal Gala Concert at
Strathmore Music Center.
• Qian Yi performs in The Eternal Palace at
Columbia University's Miller Theatre.
The Bonesetter's Daughter premieres at the San Francisco Opera.
• Qian Yi is featured in a New York Times article previewing The Bonesetter's Daughter.
The Years Flow Like Water premieres at the
Asian American International Film Festival.
• In
Chinoiseries, Qian Yi introduces Chinese opera to Montreal as part of the Montreal Baroque Music Festival.
Butterfly Dream has its U.S. premiere at the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival.
San Francisco Opera announces dates for The Bonesetter's Daughter.
The Butterfly Dream premieres at
Taiwan's National Theater as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.
Dark Matter wins Best Feature Award at
Asian American International Film Festival.
Triple 8 Palace receives Official Selection at the
Cannes Film Festival.

The Years Flow Like Water premieres at the 2008 Asian American International Film Festival as part of a program of shorts about courage and personal growth in the face of challenges. The film is followed by a Q&A.

Qian Yi stars as Precious Auntie in The Bonesetter's Daughter, an innovative new opera about the Chinese immigrant experience. Based on the best-selling Amy Tan novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter combines Chinese and Western styles and features a libretto by Tan. The show premieres at the San Francisco Opera in fall 2008.

In her second original work titled Fox Spirit, Qian Yi weaves together seven short stories into a single narrative that reveals fragments from an artist’s life. A work about magic and discovery in the present world,
Fox Spirit is currently in development.

Qian Yi joins Meryl Streep and Aiden Quinn in Dark Matter, director Chen Shi-Zheng's film about a brilliant young Chinese astrophysicist who goes on a shooting spree after his American dream goes awry.
Dark Matter is the winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and opens in theatres in April 2007.

Qian Yi performs opposite acclaimed Chinese opera star Wu Hsing Kuo (
Legend of the Green Snake, The First Emperor) in The Contemporary Legend Theater premiere of Butterfly Dream. Commissioned for the Taiwan's National Theater as part of their 20th anniversary celebration, the production is “one of the most highly anticipated theatrical events of the year."

Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Triple Eight Palace tells the story of a Chinese-American girl struggling to find her way out of a violent Chinese-American subculture. Alexander Ku directs Qian Yi in this award winning film.

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