Art Gallery SA, 2nd & 4th Oct 2020
Supported by ArtSA, this funding was meant for a residency in Singapore with NAFA Arts. However, due to COVID, it evolved into a beautiful making of responses to works at AGSA's Samurai exhibition.
In times like such, a Samurai's spirit is indeed worth emulating. Zhao performed works Samurai and Kyo-shu (by Zhao) and Dan-O-Ura (by Satomi Ohnishi) with San Ureshi. It was one of the first events after easing of restrictions at South Australia. An enjoyable cross-artform collaboration and truly pushed boundaries for San Ureshi.
Performance of Kyo-shu at Nexus Arts on 19th November 2021, rearranged for San Ureshi (Guzheng, Erhu and Percussion) as well as Guitar, Viola and Cello.
FLOODS OF FIRE
Commissioned composer by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
A unique project in unique times - Floods of Fire commenced in 2020 amongst the roaring of a pandemic across the globe. Although we are safe in Adelaide, Australia, our hearts go out to the many across the globe.
With such a thought, The fire phoenix suite was composed for Floods of Fire. As a commissioned composer, with support from Belinda Gehlert, Zhao composed a suite of 5 pieces, depicting the journey of a phoenix's experiences through a drought and eventually sacrificing herself in praying for rain. A beautiful series to be delivered in 2022, tailored for general and younger audiences.
Floods of Fire - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (aso.com.au)
Photo credit: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra