Beings takes inspiration from the Chinese character “人” (person). The dance piece dwells upon the relationships between the two supporting calligraphic strokes, the two intimately connected performers, and between the rice paper and the ink. In this enigmatic duet, the choreographer WANG Yeu-Kwn digs in to find the truths that lie beneath ambiguity.
Shimmering Production & WANG Yeu-Kwn
Shimmering Production was founded in 2019 with two main aims. On one hand, to create contemporary experimental works. On the other, to organise movement workshops for the general public with a belief that we all deserve to know our body more, and by knowing our body we create shimmering lights that might light up other people’s lives.
Choreographer WANG Yeu-kwn cares about bodily alienation in urbanity, in addition to exploring the connections and disconnections between people and cities/people and environs. His recent works use space and objects to deconstruct movements, and propose philosophical questions in contemporary times through dance. WANG was once a dancer of Cloud Gate 2. He has recently cooperated with Cloud Gate Theater, National Taichung Theater, Treasure Hill Artist Village, and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, workshops choreographer or performer. WANG Yeu-kwn has carried out dance projects for the general public, including elders and teenagers, as well as workshops on bodily perceptions.
Choreographer: WANG Yeu-Kwn
Dancers: LEE Yin-Ying, HSU Yi-Chieh
Dramaturg: CHEN Yun-Cheng
Stage Design: CHEN Guan-Lin
Lighting Design: Joanne SHYUE
Costume Design: Eno LIN
Touring Administrator: WU Po-Shan
Administration Support: YEH Chia-Hui
Funded by | National Culture and Arts Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government