The amoeba signifies the purest, untainted, original heart of life, through the eyes of which we see a beautiful new world of life.
In the primordial chaos of creation, Mother Earth created the amoeba out of converging lights and forces. As the new amoeba basked in the moonlight, the people celebrated its arrival. Yet not all were pleased: volcanic fires and torrential winds lunge to challenge the newcomer. Undaunted, and under the gentle guidance of Mother Earth, the amoeba faces these challenges, bearing the hopes and loves of all creation.
VALO I - Amoeba is the magnum opus of Diabolo Dance Theatre, a company renowned for its unique mastery of the diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo. Fusing traditional artistry with song, dance, drums and multimedia, Amoeba blends physical and virtual realms in a highly acrobatic performance full of imagination and surprise.
Diabolo Dance Theatre
Diabolo Dance Theatre was founded in 1986 with the simple goal of spreading happiness. Centered on the diabolo, a group of young artists came together to explore its theatrical and creative possibilities, forging a new and unique performance art that defies the imagination. Even after more than a thousand performances in more than 30 countries, Diabolo Dance Theatre still keeps its founding mission of happiness dear to its heart, spreading joy to audiences across geographical and linguistic boundaries.
Director / LIU Le-chun
Producer / PANG Kuo-hua
Composer / YANG Xiu-yun
Lighting Design / CHE Ke-qian
Stage Design / CHEN Chiung-chu
Image Design / HSU Yi-chun
Props Design / WU Jhao-siang
Costume Design / CHAN Ya-jhen
Film Director / WANG Bin-xian
Film Photography / LEE Yi-da
Amoeba Puppet Design / LIN Wan-zih
Graphic Design / CHEN Wei-jhe
Technical Director / WANG Han-min
Stage Manager / JHONG Chong-ren
Lighting Director / CHEN Cing-syong
Rehearsal Guidance / LIU yun & LIN Yi-jung
Executive Production / LIN Nai-wen, LIN Le-yun, LIU Hsin, LIU Wei
2020 NTT-FUN Diabolo Dance Theatre VALO I - Amoeba
100 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
Presenter / Diabolo Dance Theatre
Co-presenter / National Taichung Theater
Co-produced by Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
※100 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
※Please arrive early for the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted.
※ For audiences of all ages. One person per ticket.