Time, Date, and Venue
◇ 2021/01/22 fri. 19:45-21:05
◇ 2021/01/23 sat. 19:45-21:05
◇ 2021/01/24 sun. 14:45-16:05
◇ Venue：Experimental Theatre, Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
◇ Length：80 minutes (without intermission)
◇ Ticket Price：NT$900/1100/1800
◆ Suggested for ages 7+
◆ This performance on 01/23 will be recorded
About the Performance
He didn't expect that it would be this difficult to step into his teacher's hospital ward. Someone that was more a father to him than his actual father, yet also the one that hurt him the most.
She takes care of patients in the hospital day in and day out. But her dearest husband left her without any hesitation, her daughter absent afar, and what's left is only an empty house of memories.
He and she, separately wandering in between dreams and the place where your soul resides, listening to the inexplicable inside the hazy area of consciousness. Their paths cross before death, encountering each other in the corridor of the hospital ward.
Your regret, my mistake, Let's not repeat it ever again. Can we choose to be braver in the face of loss?
This is a farewell ceremony, where we say goodbye to our former selves. When I turn around to take a new step ahead, the only thing seen is a sky full of stars, shining brightly.
The Performing Group│Ku & Dancers
Ku & Dancers was founded in Taiwan in 1993 by dancer, choreographer, teacher Ming-Shen Ku. The Company had its debut performance the same year in the National Theater in Taipei. Ku & Dancers is best known as the only professional dance company devoted to the development and exploration of improvisation dance performance in Taiwan. The practice of improvisation and contact improvisation form the company's training core. Many internationally renowned improvisers have been invited to participate in the performances and workshops hosted by the company, including Steve Paxton, Nancy S. Smith, Chris Aiken, Kirstie Simson, etc.
The company is also known for its collaboration with artists of various disciplines, such as interactive video programmer/designer Hsin-Chien Huang, digital animation director Yau Chen, UK-based video artist Thomas Gray, Belgian composer/musician Pieter Thys, fashion designer Yen-Lin Hsu, etc. Other than regularly performing in Taiwan, Ku & Dancers tours extensively throughout Asia, Europe, USA and Australia.
In 2010, Decode 2010, a 70-minute-long improvisation performance that has no structure except for two "conditions" received fervent response from the audience and was seen as a landmark piece in the nearly 2 decades of the company's development. Following that year, the company organized the first international improvisation dance festival in Taiwan, i·dance Taipei 2011, a nine days' festival consisting thirteen events featuring more than thirty artists of eleven nationalities. Since then, i-dance Taipei becomes an important biannual festival of dance improvisation in Asia. The company's production in 2012, Voltar, staged in a hundred year old house in Daxi, Taoyuan, is a combination of dance, puppetry, 3D projection and live music, marking the twentieth anniversary of Ku & Dancers.
Performer：Ku & Dancers
Organizer：National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor：Ministry of Culture
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