A great creative spirit

Blaze.e-p.net.au – Written by Peter Burdon

A former colonel in the People’s Liberation Army, and a woman since 1996, Jin Xing is now widely acknowledged as one of the world’s great choreographers. Even in China. Peter Burdon spoke to her in Shanghai.

To say that Jin Xing is remarkable is to understate the facts. Born of ethnic Korean parents, the young boy joined the People’s Liberation Army at the age of just 9, when his skill as a dancer was identified, and he excelled not only in dance but in military training as well. Throughout his adolescence, he experienced strong transsexual desires, but it was his first visit to the USA in 1987 that opened up new and unexpected horizons.