Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi is known for breaking the boundaries between dance and technology. Following the successful runs of HUANG YI & KUKA and Under the Horizon, Huang Yi Studio + has created A Million Miles Away, which has been selected as the first co-commission of the National Performing Arts Center.
Huang Yi Studio + has danced with a robot and with shadows. Now, they dance with time. Accompanied by Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte, dancers move on a revolving stage with its surface etched as growth rings. Through the movements of the dancers and the ever-rotating stage, Huang Yi Studio + shows us the trace of time that passes and waits for no one.
Huang Yi is known as an innovator. With his dance company Huang Yi Studio + he gained worldwide fame with the performance HUANG YI & KUKA.－Danspubliek.nl
HUANG Yi, Artistic Director and Choreographer
Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and technology. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create a form of dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Huang is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers. The video of his performance at the TED conference opening has been viewed more than 380,000 times and reported on by CNN and Time Magazine.
Huang Yi Studio +
Founded in 2010, Huang Yi Studio + is a pioneer in boundary breaking dance performance with cutting edge technology, taking pride in being a “laboratory” that creates new possibilities for imaging what performing arts could be. Huang Yi Studio + has been acclaimed in venues and festivals worldwide, including Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, TED Conference in Vancouver; Steps Festival in Switzerland; Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay in Singapore; and toured globally including in Australia, the US, the Netherlands, and the UAE.
Artistic Director and Choreographer / HUANG Yi
Performers / HU Chien, HUANG Yi, LIN Jou-wen, LUO Sih-wei, CHEN Wei-an, LI Yuan-hao, CHUNG Shun-wen
Cubical Motivation System Co., Ltd. (Engineering): YANG Chin-yuan Eugene (director), CHEN Wei-han (production);
Seed Spacelab (Platform design): YUEH Mei-chen, LO Kai;
Woodart-design (Platform production): HO Ming-hsiu, YANG Ning-hsiang
Director of rigger / Guardman Rope Service Co. Ltd. : WU Tsung-hsien
Lighting and sound system specialist /Creative Performing Arts Co., Ltd. : WONG, Yi-syuan
Costume aesthetic / JHUANG Pei-wun
Technical crew / LI Pei-jung, KO Yi-jie, TSAI Chia-ching, TSAI Ming-li, CHEN Ting-nan
Audio description / HO Chih-wei (voice actor), HUANG Yi (script), (recording)
Producer/ Yukio Nitta
Relationship & development manager / Ivy Hsu
Company manager / LEE Po-yi
Worldwide representation and booking / Sozo Artists
Commissioned by National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan R.O.C. - National Taichung Theater, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), National Theater & Concert Hall
2019 NTT-TIFA HUANG YI STUDIO + 《A Million Miles Away》
60 minutes without intermission
※60 minutes without intermission
※Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Kindly follow the instructions of the NTT staff.
※This program may contain loud sounds. Viewer discretion is advised.
※This program includes audio description.
※Suggested for ages 12+