Second Body

Dance | Taiwan

Loft 29

17 AUG 2018 (FRI)
18 AUG 2018 (SAT)

Please note this event has now finished.

A dark stage. A dancer with abstract light projected on her skin. The study of movement itself. Welcome to Second Body, the performance generating an out-of-body experience.

The performance begins by establishing and examining the body, with light and sound used to create both abstract and very strong recognisable visuals of the natural human body and the way it moves. Movement is used to represent our awareness and knowledge of our own bodies.

Afterwards, a 360º full body-length projection enters the picture to create a non-natural second body, showing movement distinct from the movements of the first body. Do we, during the transition from one to the other, produce new knowledge to define our bodies with the change in our viewing perspective? Furthermore, how does the second body replace the definition and existence of the first body in the process?

Cast & Crew
Production: Anarchy Dance Theatre
Concept & Choreography: Jeff Chieh-Hua Hsieh
Software Development, Visual & Sound Design: Ultra Combos
Sound Design: Yannick Dauby
Dramaturgy: River Lin
Lighting Design: We Do Group
Custom Design: Yu-Teh Yang
Dancer: Shao-ching Hung
Technical Initiator & Operator: Yu-Hui Lin
Stage Manager: Hsin-Ting Chen
Sound Technician: Nigel Brown
International Programs & Tour Management: AxE Arts Management
Project Support: QA Ring
Project Mentor: Justine Beaujouan
Project Consultant: Kevin Cunningham
Commissioned by Quanta Arts Foundation/QA Ring
World Premiere at Ars Electronica Linz, Austria in Mariendom on Sept. 3-5, 2015
Supported by Ministry of Culture Taiwan
Funded by National Culture and Arts Foundation for the 2016-2018 R&D project

Second Body is part of Isle to Isle: Spotlight Taiwan Week

Isle to Isle is a collaboration between George Town Festival and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia (TECO), consisting of a layered series of programmes highlighting the very best of Taiwanese art scene, talent, knowledge and art administration.

Isle to Isle will be running 12-19 August 2018. Programmes hosted throughout the week will be an effort to showcase and create a discourse on Taiwanese performing arts and design and the use of creative spaces to generate a people-centric experience.

Isle to Isle is also an effort to create closer ties with the Taiwanese art and design community.


Photo credits: Tai-ju Hsieh & Ro-hsuan Chen

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45 minutes
Not suitable for audience members under 6 years of age. We reserve the right to refuse admission to latecomers. Ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled performance start.

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