National Theatre and Concert Hall outdoor area
2019.03.29 Fri. 18:00
2019.03.30 Sat. 18:00
2019.04.05 Fri. 18:00
2019.04.06 Sat. 18:00
FreeSteps – NiNi is SU Wei-chia’s solo work for unconventional space at the sixth year of his 10-years FreerSteps choreography development. In this project, the performance takes place out of the theater and comes to people in their daily life. The audience encounters the dancer under a streetlamp in the city, where all of the elements around including the temperature, lighting and landscape at that time, as well as spectators become materials for the creation.
In FreeSteps – NiNi, the dancer sets dance free from fixed imagination, expectations and assumptions. It is simply a struggle between dancing steps and physical body. The body is frequently angular while the dancer remains in rotative as oasis of calm, oblivious to the busy city surroundings. The physicality of variation and rotation flowing through lights and shadows contribute to shape the vividly live body sculpture.
Stepping out of the confines of a conventional theater, Free Steps – NiNi brings itself into direct contact with a varied audience (or should I say passers-by) to project imagination. On this level of thought, this dance work rhetorically answers a question about the publicness of theater, “Should theater possess publicness?”
– WEI Wan-Jung
Dancer | FANG Yu-ting
Choreographer | SU Wei-Chia
Sound Design | Yannick Dauby
Technical Director & Lighting Design | LIU Chia-Ming
Stage Design | LIU Chia-Ming, SU Wei-Chia
Technical Production| Inno Concept Design&Production Company
Lighting Production | CitySmart Optotec Corporation
Stage Production | Arttrm Co.
Artistic Director | CHEN Wu-Kang
Prodution Managerr｜CHIEN Ching-Tzu
Company Coordinator｜YEH Ming-Hwa
Administrator | YANG Jung
Video Record | CHEN Kuan-Yu CHEN Shih-En
Photography | CHEN Chang-Chih
Music | Kali / The Disaster Area / Treasure, Distant Village / Drumlin Fields
2019.04.13-04.14 National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Taiwan
2019.07.20-07.21 Chiayi Performing Arts Center, Taiwan
2019.10.04 One Dance Week, Boris Hristov House of Culture Lobby, Bulgaria
2019.10.12-10.13 Tainan Cultural Center, Taiwan
2019.10.18 Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, Taiwan
2019.11.23 National Palace Museum, Taiwan
2020.01.14-01.15 Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia, New York
This production is commissioned by National Theater of Taiwan.