TAIWAN FOCUS: FREE STEPS: ONE DANCE WEEK 2019
FREESTEPS is a ten-years-project initiated by SU Wei-Chia since 2013. The project is aiming to explore the most primitive status of dance and to re-explore the possibilities of dancing. The proposition in FreeSteps, is how choreography can be simply and persistently about the body, especially in today’s world. The practice of Wei-Chia, is to peel off various layers of body characteristics and textures within set limitations – very often not repeating previous FreeSteps.
When: 3 October
Where: Boris Hristov House of Culture
Start: 7 pm
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Performing Art Award- Taishin Arts Awards
First Prize – Kurt-Joos-Preis, 2013
SU Wei-Chia was born in Kaohsiung. He graduated from the National Academy of Arts and was inspired by Prof. Su-Fen Wu during his studies. He is the co-founder of HORSE and has created, co-created and performed in M_dans, Stairs, Velocity, Bones, Growing Up, M Dans 2010, I, Successor I, II, III, 2 Men, 3 Men on a HORSE, and Playdead. Accepting an invitation from Eliot Feld, the distinguished American choreographer, Wei-Chia was a part of Feld’s troupe from 2009 to 2013. Wei-Chia began his choreographic work on the FreeSteps series in the last part of 2013. Work on this series is still ongoing. It takes time, in many cases a long relationship between Wei-Chia and the dancer, to shape, to massage, and to sculpture the movements and physicality.
The logo of HORSE is a Chinese character made of three horses, indicating the strong motivation, explosive energy. Founded in December 2004, HORSE has established a distinctive profile with delicate physical movements and unrestricted creativities. The unique and collaborative style brings the current generation beyond the standard frame of stage performances.
The artistic policy of HORSE is to provide a platform for the creative expression of Taiwan’s dance artists. By regularly staging works of Taiwanese choreographers as well as commissioning international artists to set pieces on the company, HORSE aims to create a fertile ground for mutual stimulation and to establish a repertoire of “changeable”, “multi- faceted” and “diverse” styles.
For viewers above the age of 18.
Duration: 60 minutes
Choreography: Su Wei-Chia
Performers: Chen Wu-Kang, Chou Shu-Yi
Sound Design: Yannick Dauby
Light Design: Liu Chia-Ming
With the support of: