驫舞劇場藝術總監陳武康
photo by Yuchung Chao

CHEN Wu-kang was born and raised in Taiwan, he began studying dance at the age of twelve and graduated from the Taiwan University of Arts. In 2001, Wu-Kang danced with Ballet Tech and Peridance and became the soloist, he started his long-term collaboration with choreographer Eliot Feld. He was also the guest dancer in Diamond Project of New York City Ballet in 2006.

 

In 2004, he co-founded HORSE Dance Theatre as an artistic director, significant works include Velocity (2007), Bones (2008), 2 Men (2012) which toured in Asia, US and Europe.He started to collaborate with artists in different fields in 2011, Exhibition X Performance Successor (2011), and curatorial project of Dance X Sounds seasonal improvisation platform Primal Chaos since 2016.

 

In 2016, He began an intercultural/dance dialogue with Thai master Pichet Klunchun. Behalf premiered in 2018 and toured in 2019. Meanwhile, they also work on a three-year project Rama House. He was the stage direction of The show must go on by Jérôme Bel in Taipei Art Festival in 2019, and co-created as well as performer of Dances for Wu-Kang Chen(2020), recipient of 2021 Taishin Performing Arts Award. Recent online streaming works Thank You So Much for Your Time (2019), Thank You For Staying Home (2020), 14 (2021 Da:ns Festival, Esplanade, Singapore).