'Classy and fabulous' puppetry revives Coco

Coco Chanel, the prolific doyenne of world fashion, is to be brought back to life in the form of puppet. The puppet show will be staged at Shanghai Daning Theater on May 7 and 8.
Ti Gong

Coco Chanel, the prolific doyenne of world fashion who died in 1971, is to be brought back to life in the form of puppet. The puppet show named after her will be staged at Shanghai Daning Theater on May 7 and 8.

From orphan to fashion icon, Chanel had an eventful life. By loosening waistlines, shortening hemlines and embracing pants, Chanel redefined women’s style. She liberated women from the restriction of corsets which were popular in the 1800s. Beyond couture, Chanel was also recognized for her fragrances, handbags and jewelry.

Revolutionizing women’s fashion, Chanel showed the world that women could be independent and strong. Her fashion has become a symbol for emancipation.

The puppet show features the key moments of Chanel’s life and investigates the influence that fashion has on our society.

The performance is presented by the Ulrike Quade Company and the Norwegian dance company JSK. This is the third collaboration between the two companies.

Ulrike Quade Company, established in 1999, is named after its founder, one of the most outstanding visual theater makers in Netherlands. Combining puppetry, dance, mime and music, Ulrike Quade’s productions have a magical beauty.

Founded in 1998, JSK has become one of the most successful independent theater groups in Scandinavia. It is characterized by an unusual mix of dance and theater with a sense of humor, along with darker and political undertones. The use of nonsensical language is the hallmark of the company.

The music composed by Strijbos and Van Rijswijk adds an expected dimension to the puppet show.

Info

Date: May 7-8, 7:30pm

Tickets: 100-500 yuan

Tel: 3636-8807

Venue: Shanghai Daning Theater

Address: 1222 Pingxingguan Rd

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