National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Marzo 2015

Contemporary dance has strayed from following classic examples and has broken free from preconceived notions set for dance and any logic held for choreography. In order to come up with original creations, in-depth investigations are conducted to examine why movements occur, and why does one dance? The late Pina Bausch once said, "I'm not interested in how people move but what moves them."

The body expresses and reflects the interpersonal and the intrapersonal, and also the desire to be cared for and to be present; it is about the existence of the body at this present moment. There may be fear of being seen, as one may subtly try to conceal oneself and to endure the possibility of being unseen and uncared for, although the heart still yearns to be realized. If a person is completely devoid of feelings of being seen by others, could the person still see him or herself?

Through somatic intelligence, try to listen and put actions before concepts and experiences before perceptions. As images of dance record the body’s sense of reality and the transient fleeting moment, possibilities and impossibilities with the human body are explored. Through the edited timeline, the temporal narrative that the body can’t self-construct is presented, and perhaps meaning is sparked as the images are being looked at. What physical experiences would be prompted in the audience inside the show room with the completed images of dance showcased on the edited timeline?


Jiri Kylian (Czech Republic) & Boris Paval Conen (The Netherlands)
Fabien Coupez (France)   
Anastasia Diga (Greece)   
Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes (United Kingdom) Esther Johnson (United Kingdom) 
Tom Merilion (United Kingdom) Duncan McDowall (Canada)  
Dhanya Pilo (India)
Alfredo Salomón (Mexico)
Lisa May Thomas (United Kingdom)
Yun-Ting Tsai (Taiwan)