In Ink, choreographer HUANG Yi deconstructs and reconstructs calligraphy master TONG Yang-tze’s work Silent Music in his dance performance . The bodies of dancers are like brushes leaving heavy and light strokes in the space, enacting the “flying white / half-dry stroke” calligraphy technique on stage. Channeling the energy of physical movement into the lines and curves of calligraphy, HUANG Yi’s new dance piece expresses both sophisticated and wild flow of motions. HUANG invites audiovisual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa to translate the cursive lines of characters into flashes of light and sound after their previous collaboration in Under the Horizon. The dancers’ bodies combined with the impact of unique contemporary music present flowing paintings drawn by dancers, light and shadow.
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Programmer & Dancer
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Programmer & Dancer / HUANG Yi
Calligraphy / TONG Yang-tze
Audiovisual Design / Ryoichi Kurokawa
Dancer / Hu Chien, Hsieh Cheng-yu, Chung Shun-wen, Tsai Yi-ting
Guest Dancer / Yeh Huan-chun, Tai Yi-fen, Lee Hsin, You Wen-pin, Chen Yi-chen, Huang Yen-lin, Chen Zhao-li, Mizuno Tamaki
Technical Director / Cheng Hao-ting
Technician / Lin Chia-liang
Administrative Manager & Producer / Wu Min-fang
Video Design Assistant / Huang Hsiang-ling
Co-commission / National Taichung Theater, National Theater & Concert Hall
HUANG YI STUDIO + Ink
Approx. 60 minutes without intermission
※This program contains smoke, flashes, strobes lights, lasers, and loud sound effects. Viewers discretion is advised.
※Suggested for ages 7 and above.