A thrilling double bill featuring Taipei’s award-winning Focus Dance Company
and IU Bloomington’s Contemporary
dance program! The program will feature new choreography from both groups followed by a collaborative dance that will playfully foreground differences and similarities in dance culture and styles.
The program includes:
SONG and DANCE of ILISIN, the ANNUAL RITUAL of TAFALONG, AMIS
A suite of traditional songs and dances of the annual ritual of Ilisin from the Tafalong tribe, belonging to the Amis people who reside in eastern Taiwan. The songs and dances reinforce solidarity and spirit.
An inner exchange that highlights the relationship of carrying and complementing each other.
THE WATCHTOWER OF TWITTERING
A solemn ritual of respecting the ancestors and worshipping for blessings.
A dance expressing the energetic explosion of animal-ness in humans, while exploring the deep essence of human rationality.
A contemporary succession of falls, lifts, and leaps that speaks to how two people can be looking at the same thing and each perceive something totally different.
An iconic piece by José Limón that is part of the standard American Modern Dance repertory.
And much more!
This event is part of the China Remixed festival
Doors will open at 7pm and this show is expected to last two hours. Limit of six tickets per order. For those wishing to order for a larger group please contact the box office directly and we will be happy to assist.