Our first performance created in March 2017
“那什么” 剧团的两位成员：陈呈和晶明从上海来到了沙溪，经过深入了解后，选定了石宝山对歌会相关的勇士与恶龙的传说，进行改变，并在沙溪本地招募了5，6位志愿者，加入剧组开始了集体创作的过程，创作出影戏X肢体剧的新形式演绎。“What?!”Theatre Group from Shanghai has stayed with us and recuited local crew for their contemporary adaptation of local myth "Story of the Cave" has performed in front of HP46 front gate. It was a shadow show X physical theatre.
Horsepen46 Artist in Residency Program
This is a new program launched by Horsepen46 in 2017. As one of the first hostel/guesthouse in Shaxi Old town, we saw more and more tourists passing through this ancient market every year. For us, Shaxi is not only a beautiful town in between two mountain ranges but also delegated the glorious history and culture of the Tea & Horse Caravan Trail. Exhibiting its past in museum is one way to preserve its charm, but we think building a bridge between contemporary and traditional culture is a more active way to regenerate the cultural energy of Shaxi Old town.
Therefore, since 2017, we started artists in residency program in our hostel and invite young artists to stay in our hostel , to experience local culture and create works having cultural dialogue with this town. It is also an attempt to widen horizon of to the local community by communicating with outside artists.