Under a street lamp, freely encounter with FreeSteps
SU Wei-chia: “Believing what you see with your own eyes makes everything very simple.”
FreeSteps – NiNi is SU Wei-chia’s work at the sixth year in his 10-year choreography project, in which
he walks out of the theater and comes near you and me. It means that you will encounter dancers
under a street lamp in the city, where all of the elements, including the temperature, lighting and
landscape at that time as well as people like us in the surroundings, become materials for the dancers’
creation. Their physical bodies may be stretching or curling up or dancing in merriment or in pains. The
variation of physical quality, the revolving of dancing steps, and shadows on the bodies left by light all
contribute to shaping a physical sculpture.
The FreeSteps series sets out to look for the purest essence because it brings forth the most delightful
freedom. It has neither anything to do with goals, concepts and allusions, nor anything to do with
overly precise and delicate arrangements. Let’s get rid of fixed imagination, expectation and assumption
because it is simply a struggle between dancing steps and physical bodies. Please bring along with you the
courage to let imagination run freely and expect to encounter the pure touching moment that belongs to
nobody but you at the minute of inspiration.
Looking for steps in the pleasure of ecstasy! Founded in 2004, HORSE has been praised by the New York Times as “a charming and imaginative […] dance troupe from Taiwan” and been awarded the Taishin Arts Award and the first prize of Kurt-Joos-Preis, Germany.
Choreographer SU Wei-chia
Co-founder of the HORSE, SU Wei-chia’s Freesteps has been described by a French critic as “a performance that cultivates aesthetics to the extreme.”
Choreographer │ SU Wei-chia
Performer │ FANG Yu-ting
Sound Design │ Yannick Dauby
Light Design │ LIU Chia-ming
●Duration: approx. 40 minutes without intermission.
●Pre-talk: 3/29(Fri)、3/30(Sat) 30 minutes before the performance at the corridor of National Theater Gate 6, Forest Land No.5 (near MRT Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station)
●Post-talk: 4/5(Fri)、4/6(Sat) at the performance scene
●utes with an intermission.