Urban Xanadu, located in the heart of Hangzhou, is a high-end residential project invested jointly by Rongxin Group and Vanke Group. Zeng Shiqian, known as “Master of Tranquility” and founder of SCDA, an internationally acclaimed architecture firm, attended to this project personally to present this luxurious residence to the city’s “urban hidden leaders”.
Responding to the need for a statement sculpture that expresses the essence of the project, Vantaly Art Consultants worked with distinguished Australian artist Andrew Rogers, and created a sculpture titled I Danced 2 as the emblematic work at the main entrance. Being not only the first public sculpture Rogers erected in China, this was a brand-new work commissioned specifically for the community of Urban Xanadu.
Andrew Rogers is an Australian artist with an international reputation, widely known as one of the initiators of Land Art. His works are collected by many private collectors as well as public art institutions in Australia, America and Europe, and extensively exhibited globally.
The sculpture I Danced 2 was inspired by a ballet dancer standing on her tip toes. Her outstretched arms express joy and comfort, endowing the space with glamour and liberty impelled by her free spirit.
As the dancer twirls her body in grace and silence, the sculpture creates a comforting atmosphere for the residents, a spiritual rest after they confront the challenges of the bustling world.
With the mirror-finish surface and interlaced structure, reflection in the pond makes I Dance 2 appear more marvelous, as if inviting viewers to join in in an elegant dance, guiding them to explore life’s rhythm and pulses of nature.