Time, Date, and Venue
◇ 2020/11/28 sat. 19:30-20:15
◇ 2020/11/29 sun. 14:30-15:15
◇ Venue：3102 Multi Hall, Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
◇ Length：45 minutes (no intermission)
◇ Ticket Price：NT$500
◆ With Chinese surtitles
◆ Q&A session after the show
◆ This performance will be recorded
◆ Suitable for those aged 13 and over
About the Performance
From the iconic twin girls haunting Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining to the multiple incarnations of Agent Smith in The Matrix, Hollywood movies have heightened our strange fascination with twins and doppelgängers. This idea that someone else in the world might look and behave exactly like us both frightens and excites, undermining our sense of our own personal uniqueness. And based on this bombardment of doubles in popular entertainment, it is easy for us to get swept away by the irrational fear that one day we too will turn a corner and bump into ourselves...
Starring the identical twin brothers Wen-hsing Feng and Wen-Liang Feng, The Double and Its Theatre explores this liminal territory between self and other. Trained in traditional Kejia Opera since childhood, the Feng Brothers share more than physical features, they share the highly stylized physical vocabulary of the traditional theatrical form. The Double and Its Theatre explores the creative possibilities that emerge when this physical language is liberated from its narrative role in Kejia Opera. The Double and Its Theatre is an experiment in form and context, a reimagining of Taiwanese physical theatre that reengages the past as it transforms the future.
The Feng Brothers deftly shift between Chaplin-esque physical comedy, image-based theatre, and modern dance in this genre-bending performance.
The Performing Group│Riverbed Theatre
Riverbed Theatre was founded in 1998 in Taipei, Taiwan. The company's image-based, Total Theatre productions blur the boundaries between visual and performing arts. Critics have praised the organic, sculptural quality of Riverbed's "subconscious" theatre, likening the performance to the best works of Samuel Beckett and David Lynch. Riverbed has participated in festivals and events including: Avignon Off Theatre Festival (Avignon), Imaginale Figurentheater Festival (Mannheim, Stuttgart), Robert Wilson's Watermill Center Inferno Benefit (New York), M1 Fringe Festival (Singapore), Alice Festival (Osaka, Tokyo), BeSeTo Festival (Gwangju, Korea) Taiwan International Festival of Arts (Taipei), International Theatre Festival (Taipei), Wei Wu Ying Arts Festival (Kaohsiung), Taipei Arts Festival (Taipei), Tainan Arts Festival (Tainan), and On Site Arts Festival (Taipei). Riverbed has also participated in exhibitions at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan Museum of Art, Kaohsiung Museum of Art, and Eslite Gallery.
Organizer：National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor：Ministry of Culture
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