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Formosan Blue Magpie

Peng Hsiao-yin
Friday 9 September 2022
18:15 GMT+1
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Film
Taiwan

| Synopsis

A woman named Meng, all her life she keeps dancing from childhood to adulthood, from profession to occupation. She and a group of female dancers meet a dance piece inspired by the Taiwan Blue Magpie. They practice everyday to learn how the birds look and fly, until they become the charming figures of blue magpies themselves.

Warming-up, putting costumes on, putting on make-up, and wearing their hats, the dancers are ready to take the applause of the audience. When they suddenly look back, you can see the sharp but beautiful birdy-eyes. Is it possible that once upon a time they were the blue magpies who became dancers in this life?
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| Credits

Director/Choreographer
Peng Hsiao-yin

Producer
Lin Sing-hung
Chen Yi-shu

Assistant Director
Tseng Huan-shin

Adapted from “Portrait of Taiwan Blue Magpie”

Choreographer of Chinese/Han cultural classical dance
Chiang Chih-hsien

Cinematographer
William Lü
Chen Yi-shu

Aerial Cinematographer
Tseng Huan-shin

Editor
Tseng Huan-shin
Peng Hsiao-yin

Colorist
Tseng Huan-shin

Performer
Wu Meng-ju
Tung Wen-ting
Chou Tzu-hsin
Liu Yen-hsin
Huang Zi-xing
Tseng Yu-tong
Lai Xhuan-ya
Lin Zhi-yun
Lin Yi-fang
Chou Yu-tung
Hsu Ju-yu
Chen Hsin-yueh

Rehearsal Director
Wu Meng-ju
Tung Wen-ting

Music by
Da Gong

Live Musician (Dizi)
Ho Yi-ju

Voice-over
Peng Hsiao-yin
Wu Meng-ju
Chou Tzu-hsin

Production Assistant
Peng Yu-hung

Behind-the-scenes footage
Maurice Lai

Peng Hsiao-yin

| Biography

The current artistic director of Dancecology and founder of Dancescreen Collective Taiwan, Peng received her M.F.A. of choreography from TNUA. She has been invited to be a resident artist of Experimental Film Virginia (USA) and New Work Forum: Screendance (Hong Kong). Her film, Recycle Project, was screened in many international film festivals, and she won the 1-min competition for short film in Jumping Frames 2017, with her film collaboration with Chen Yen-hong, Wanderer. She is the curator and mentor of Dance and the Moving Image Workshop cooperating with TPAC (Taiwan) from 2016~17, and Circling the Brink Project (site-specific and dance film, Australia) from 2018~19. Since 2020, she has organized “Motion Body beyond Island Scenery” project, touring the whole of Taiwan with professional workshops and resident dance-film making.

| Biography

The current artistic director of Dancecology and founder of Dancescreen Collective Taiwan, Peng received her M.F.A. of choreography from TNUA. She has been invited to be a resident artist of Experimental Film Virginia (USA) and New Work Forum: Screendance (Hong Kong). Her film, Recycle Project, was screened in many international film festivals, and she won the 1-min competition for short film in Jumping Frames 2017, with her film collaboration with Chen Yen-hong, Wanderer. She is the curator and mentor of Dance and the Moving Image Workshop cooperating with TPAC (Taiwan) from 2016~17, and Circling the Brink Project (site-specific and dance film, Australia) from 2018~19. Since 2020, she has organized “Motion Body beyond Island Scenery” project, touring the whole of Taiwan with professional workshops and resident dance-film making.

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