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A new theatre? Rethinking the reality and fiction of theatre dance through live dance stream

Jeff Hsieh
Xiang Jun Fan
Sunday 20 February 2022
18:45 GMT+2
Room B
  • Seminar
Taiwan

| Synopsis

Under the epidemic, online theater has become a new trend, and the necessity of physical theater is constantly being challenged. How to see the two theatres without competing or replacing each other? Through the observation of the live dance broadcast at this stage, artist and artistic director of Anarchy Dance Theatre, Jeff Hsieh, who has been working on technology and dance through his long-term research, will rethink the reality and fiction of theatre dance. On the other hand, he will also consider the physical body and theatre in video through his creative practices.
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lecture by Jeff Hsieh, moderated by Xiang-Jun Fan

Jeff Hsieh

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| Biography

Jeff Hsieh is the current artistic director of Anarchy Dance Theatre. Hsieh’s works are composed of a special texture derived from his background in architecture, possessing strong structural characteristics—a creative perspective combining time, space and energy. Notable choreographic works include The Eternal Straight Line (2019), Second Body (2015) and Seventh Sense (2011), all of which feature a strong element of interactive dance performance. In addition to receiving great public acclaim, his works have also been featured at numerous prominent international festivals, including Ars Electronica, TodaysArt Festival, and George Town Festival. The dance-installation series You Choreograph and Exercise done in collaboration with fellow choreographer I-Fen Tung and Ko-Yang Chang, further pushes the boundaries of expression in dance beyond conventional “performance.” In addition to his choreographic work, Hsieh also served as the director for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Summer Universiade.

| Biography

Jeff Hsieh is the current artistic director of Anarchy Dance Theatre. Hsieh’s works are composed of a special texture derived from his background in architecture, possessing strong structural characteristics—a creative perspective combining time, space and energy. Notable choreographic works include The Eternal Straight Line (2019), Second Body (2015) and Seventh Sense (2011), all of which feature a strong element of interactive dance performance. In addition to receiving great public acclaim, his works have also been featured at numerous prominent international festivals, including Ars Electronica, TodaysArt Festival, and George Town Festival. The dance-installation series You Choreograph and Exercise done in collaboration with fellow choreographer I-Fen Tung and Ko-Yang Chang, further pushes the boundaries of expression in dance beyond conventional “performance.” In addition to his choreographic work, Hsieh also served as the director for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Summer Universiade.

Xiang Jun Fan

| Biography

Xiang holds a Ph.D. in dance research from the Taipei University of the Arts. She is currently working as a post-doctorate researcher on the development of contemporary dance and the construction of dance aesthetic in Taiwan from the perspective of dance history, aesthetics, and body practice. Beyond her research, Xiang works as an educator, dance dramaturg for companies like Anarchy Dance Theater, and as resident critic for several festivals, magazines, and platforms such as the 17th Taishin Arts Award.

| Biography

Xiang holds a Ph.D. in dance research from the Taipei University of the Arts. She is currently working as a post-doctorate researcher on the development of contemporary dance and the construction of dance aesthetic in Taiwan from the perspective of dance history, aesthetics, and body practice. Beyond her research, Xiang works as an educator, dance dramaturg for companies like Anarchy Dance Theater, and as resident critic for several festivals, magazines, and platforms such as the 17th Taishin Arts Award.