photo by Wayne Lu

Using the body to communicate with the world, CHOU Shu-Yi’s dance is his way of examining his own life as well as all the visible and invisible social phenomena. By linking the body to the environment, he consistently explores new media and collaborations with different disciplines while presenting works in theatrical space and daily environment. He has received much international recognition for his choreographic works and collaborated with both Taiwanese and foreign dance companies. His works have been featured in numerous important festivals and venues, including Fall for Dance Festival in New York; Internationale Tanzmesse NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany; Sadler’s Wells Theater in the UK; Festival OFF d’Avignon and Le Collectif Essonne Danse in France; Hong Kong Arts Festival; Beijin Dance Festival; and the National Theater and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. In 2004, he co-founded the dance company, HORSE, with CHEN Wu-Kang and SU Jia-Wei; and in 2011, he founded Su-Yi & Dancers to more elaborately connect arts and society. In recent years, he has been focusing on exploring the body language that is particularly Asian.