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A New World of Imagination for Our Body, Senses, and Emotions: “Humans” in a Contemporary Circus

Chinese yo-yos are tossed in the air and roll around the stage; wheels whirl with the rhythms of music; two performers skate on the tiny round stage and one of them throw off the other; a singer climbs onto a piano to disrupt the play before hanging onto an eye-shaped object with another performer… From these scenes, we can perceive what the writer would like to express – Be it the progress of plots, the war of desires, or the accumulation of sentiments, these techniques will make linkages with certain memories, enabling imagination to grow.

A New World of Imagination for Our Body, Senses, and Emotions: “Humans” in a Contemporary Circus

Dance for Dance's Sake: There Is No Boundaries

Dancing Grandmothers embodies the concept that dance sets no boundaries. If the statement that one used to like dancing when one was young stands valid, dancing can be an affair that lasts a lifetime. Watching the senior ladies move their body freely in colorful costume and get from one place to another on stage in articulated disco beat is very enthralling, as if they were making a call for the audience. What a lark it is to dance!

Dance for Dance's Sake: There Is No Boundaries

Talk Profile | When Words Become Dance: Literature, Music, and Images in Die Brautschminkerin

The Kaohsiung sun was shining with a passionate heat on June 1st. I arrived early on purpose and saw that Lin Mei-Hong was already on scene, hurrying back and forth within the venue, rearranging the details of the performance with attentiveness and patience.

Talk Profile | When Words Become Dance: Literature, Music, and Images in Die Brautschminkerin

About 22° Lunar Halo

A lunar halo appears when the moonlight is refracted by 22 degrees through millions of ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, while behind its hazy beauty in ancient folklore, it is also a sign foreboding changes.

About 22° Lunar Halo

CHIEN Wen-pin on Choreographer Martin SCHLÄPFER and 7

“Of all the choreographers that I have met, Martin SCHLÄPFER and LIN Hwai-min have the best ear for music”, said CHIEN. Both SCHLÄPFER and LIN Hwai-min claim that they cannot read sheet music, but when they hear music, they can instantly grasp the context and development of the melody, and even predict the next note. “Geniuses!”

CHIEN Wen-pin on Choreographer Martin SCHLÄPFER and 7

Weiwuying TIFA Contemporary Music Platform-A Dialogue between Classic and Contemporary Music that Encourages the Development of Current Music Trends

This year, Weiwuying is introducing Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA). Centered around music, the TIFA Contemporary Music Platform explores the past, narrate the presents, and explore the future, starting this April.

Weiwuying TIFA Contemporary Music Platform-A Dialogue between Classic and Contemporary Music that Encourages the Development of Current Music Trends

The Best Interpretation Among all Possible Ones?

When the TV series, The Newsroom, made its debut with HBO in 2012, at the beginning, the male protagonist made a strenuous objection to the imagination that “America is the mightiest nation in the world”.

The Best Interpretation Among all Possible Ones?

Rising Indonesian dancemaker Rianto on trances and the personal journey behind his first choreographic work

Having travelled the world touring with the likes of Britain’s Akram Khan Company and developed work in cities from Bangalore to Tokyo, Rianto grounds himself in his Banyumasan dance roots for his first choreographic work, Medium.

Rising Indonesian dancemaker Rianto on trances and the personal journey behind his first choreographic work