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Lecture »Dance in Taiwan«

Tanzbiennale Heidelberg
Tanzbiennale Heidelberg
Alter Saal

With »Dance in Taiwan«, the artistic director of Dance Forum Taipei (DFT), Ping Heng, and the technical director Channel Huang present a panorama of dance in Taiwan. They give insight and first-hand information about the Taiwanese dance landscape with the films »Unboxing«, a documentary by David Lin about the DFT, and »Hooke’s Law« which was actually conceived as a theatre project and transformed into a dance film production during the Covid-19 pandemic. After the film screenings, the hosts look forward to a conversation with the audience about one of Taiwan’s most renowned contemporary dance companies.

The DFT was founded in 1989, when Taiwanese literature, art, and society underwent a radical transformation. The company works with various choreographers and functions as an open forum for artists who wish to develop and present their ideas with great immediacy and directness. Since 2008, the company has coproduced with international institutions and production houses, including Nederlands Dans Theater, Skånes Dansteater, Korzo Theater, and Mercat de les Flors.

David Lin
»Hooke’s Law«
Channel Huang
Huang Yu-fen
Liu Tzu-chi
Film Editor
Lee Ji-hong