Tel Aviv Dance 2009: Shang Chi-Sun & Dancers

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Choreographer Shang Chi-Sun & Dancers will perform at the Suzanne Dellal Centre on October 24 & 25th as part of the Tel Aviv Dance Festival.

 Beginning as a ballet dancer, Shang Chi-Sun studied at the National Dance Academy of Taiwan. He then went on to dance at Nüremberg Dance Theatre and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, working with choreographers such as Stijn Celis, Hui Horta, Russel Maliphant, Lin Huwai-Min, Jo Stromgren and Daniela Kurz. His choreographies were presented at the Nüremberg Dance Centre, Sascha Walktz & Guests, Cloud Gate Center Theater and TEatro Balleto di Torino. In 2008 he received first prize in the 12th International Solo Tanz Festival in Stuttgart.

 

The works to be performed here are Nüwa and Dialogue II, described as: “a dance duet with live music by composer Pei-Yu Shi.” The music will be performed by pianist Andreas Kern.

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Nüwa is the Goddess of Life in Chinese mythology, representing the female and the male aspects of humanity. The choreography deals with unisex identity and its influence on the body language, as well as with Nüwa’s mythical power over birth, death, destruction and reconstruction.

 

Dialogue II is inspired by “4.48” psychosis” – a play written by Sara Kane in 1999, one year prior to her suicide. The choreography is a dialogue between a dancer and the play which creates a captivating virtuouso performance of body part rotation.

 

 

Performances:

October 24 & 25 at 21:00

Suzanne Dellal Centre, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv

Tickets: 03-5105656, www.suzannedellal.org.il