#Electroacoustic Physical Theater
Uniqueness exists in every living being and matter. CHENG I-lly's Qualia explores perception of life and the awareness of diverse individuals with the attempt to inspire the audience to reflect on being respectful of individual lives.
Employing installations, live electronics and performers’ physical movements, CHENG I-lly’s Qualia is an amalgam of the core architectural elements—light, air and water—of the National Taichung Theater. The stage is transformed into a massive electroacoustic installation where each touch of the performers triggers live electronics interacting with installations and lights. The result is a sonically and visually rich electroacoustic physical theater that awakens the audience’s senses.
The performance is divided into six parts:
Preface- Inverted Tree: The branches reach down from the sky to earth surface in search of gravity and the continuity of vitality.
I. The Earth: "Earth" is the genesis of all living beings which sprout from beneath the soil.
II. Awakening: Environmental stimuli awakens the body to inch away from the ground and learn to get up.
III. Fog: The search for light spots in the fog is a metaphor for the phototropism and individual awareness of a living being.
IV. Light and Shadow: Light and shadow are complementary. The limbs cast shadows with light, and the shadows vividly reflect the unique quality of the individual.
V. Water: Life integrates all the senses and returns to the origin of the endless circle of life.
Music Composition,Creative Concept & Director / CHENG I-lly
Performers / Theresa LEI, LUO Fei-tsuei
Producer / SU Ting-ruei
Stage Manager / SUN Wei-chen
Set Designer / HUANG Zhi-hua, HONG Yi-ling
Programmer / CHEN Wei-an
Projection Designer / HUANG Wei-xuan
Lighting Designer / CHEN Dazai
Costume Designer / Mad Art Studio
Sound Engineering / Feblow Production, CHEN Xing-kui
Assistant Choreographer / LIN, Yu-ju
Production Executive / WU Yun
Rehearsal Assistant / Huang Jing-rung
2022 NTT-TIFA Artists in Residence CHENG I-lly Qualia
Music｜Body Theater｜New Media
Approx. 60 minutes without intermission
※Suggested for ages 7 and above
※Special Thanks to NTT-CLUB