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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."
An 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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