Making a new work on 20 dancers from two different companies in just two weeks is a daunting prospect for any choreographer. Add in the fact that not everyone in the cast speaks the same language, and it’s bound to trigger a fight-or-flight response.

Such was the situation choreographer Stephanie Lake recently found herself in when she spent a fortnight in Beijing working with a mixed ensemble of Chinese and Australian dancers, most of whom she...

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