From one to two, I see “I” through us.
Beings takes inspiration from the Chinese character “人 ” (person). The dance piece touches on the relationships between the two supporting calligraphy strokes, between the two intimately connected performers, between the rice paper and the ink.
Two dancers perform on a four by four metre hand-crafted layered rice paper, their movements expressing the tension within the relationship. From the intimate waltz to the fast pace, intertwining and reactive movements, the dancers challenge each other by shifting weight and centre, leaning on and supporting the opposite person. The rice paper is the carrier of all the movements, emotions and progress; it honestly documents all. Movements cause the rice paper to wrinkle and twist, and the black calligraphy ink streaming down the dancers leaves irreversible marks.
Evolving movements from opposing and balancing each other, the multi-layered image of a relationship emerges. The choreographer invites the viewers to reflect and to rethink what is defining “us”.
Beings will be also presented on Fri 17.6.
Choreographer: Yeu-kwn Wang
Dancers: Yin-ying Lee, Yeu-kwn Wang
Dramaturge: Yun-cheng Chen
Music: The Tennessee Waltz, Louange à l'éternité de Jésus
Paper Designer: Guan-lin Chen
Lighting Designer: Joanne Shyue
Costume Designer: Eno Lin
Tour Manager: Salina Yeh
This project is made possible in part by grant from National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan.
Special thanks to Kulturabteilung der Taipeh Vertretung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland