A Blooming Tree is choreographer Ting-Ting Chang’s attempt to decipher the works of contemporary poet Xi Murong from a female’s perspective, ingraining her dance with the essence of Xi’s famous poem, A Blossoming Tree. As the society continues to develop, the changes in gender roles and relationships inspired Chang to experiment with the possibility of Dance Literature, exploring another way to “read” the dance and “view” the poem. The words and phrases are developed and translated into body movements by the dancers, as the choreography attempts deconstruct and reconstruct the meanings of memories, emotions, and feeling.
Chiang, Chieh-Hsi/ Hung, Jui-Hsien
<Con Saball> "Con" comes from Latin and meaning "with" in English, and "Saball" is a combination of Salsa and Ballroom dance. As the name implies, it is a performance of international ballroom dance mingled Salsa dance. The work tries to take a contemporary mind to communicate with the body elements of social dance, to expand a journey of physical exploration. Like peeling onions, look for the precious and beautiful "heart zone" in layers. And take a closer look at the connection and taste slight changes between “take and send” in our hands.
MaharakU Dance Company
Body technology has memories of culture and emotion in the joints, muscles and every breath that moves and stretches. It shifts between memories and fantasy about the future. While the body of technology is not just about machines, but the signs of a change in worldview and the work of the body. Connected or disconnected, inside or outside the boundary, fixed or unsteady, displacement and residence. The body always creates a balance of self with every object, nature and space. But, we are often in an unbalanced situation and there is always a problem. M.A.R.S is a corporal question of anything that seems unbalanced. Driven by speculations and binary decisions of those rooted in many different locations. Because we are always in it, but do not really know what is going on.
Let’s leave this moment and create some meanings right away. This is a temporary sum-up of the passing PiTA Production. We believe that there’s still some new meanings created when we start to look back of ourselves.
Maya Dance Theatre
The new explorative work in-progress deals with the concept of body-image. A concept that brings with it the societal expectation for people to develop a ‘perfect body’. Through our research we strive to enquire and find the extent to which one will go to achieve the perceived ideal physical state, or is it merely a question of the state of mind? We wonder while traversing this path, if there's a place for the soul - devoid of the body it is contained in? Will this pursuit unsettle our inner peace as we voluntarily subject ourselves to personal discomfort and the ridicule of people around us! When the body decays, do we risk losing our soul!
We be on the new page, we be skipping over it.
Psychical Polymer Ceremony
Dancing at the streets of the city Forming beyond imagination Dancing at the streets of the city For the soul, and for blood Someone dancing in the streets of the city On the side, how long can you watch? Don't just gently flapping the foot in the MRT
She and Her Dreams of All Hues
Tangled up in thoughts and emotions that are hard to express, alone at night, she comforts herself with gentle touch and sinks into her dreams. Between the waking state and sleep, she dives into the fantastic and intimate time-space where she encounters her trauma, desire, fear and fantasy by chance. The dream is a “real” time-space interwoven with memories, where the body enters the circuit of multiple time-space, surrounded by multiple worlds. The memory has no ideal final form to achieve. Instead of being attached to a certain timeline, it is spreading towards unlimited diversities. The real time-space of dreams interweaves, transforms and montages memories, and disappears like the fog drifting away with the rising sun.
We criticize and reconstruct our living space by the concept of “heterotopia”, and eliminate any original intention and value, and then redefine the space. How do we imagine, recognize and feel the space and city in our lives?
__________ We Are
Lin, Ray-Yu | 0 Preduction
My creativity comes from those happened in my life. No matter encountering the trivial or the difficult, we creators use our rationality and sensibility to transform lives into our works. Though these feelings seem personal, however they always reflect the generations’ structures of feelings.