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THE PLACE WHERE WE MEET

Over a brief space of time, the world has become much smaller. More than ever before, billions of people are communicating with one another via (anonymous) screens. Thanks to technological developments, by now we are able to use this method to even transfer emotions and sensory stimuli, yet something is still always missing. What does remain (and what is lost) when we use screens to communicate with one another?

In the performance The place where we meet, theatre makers of Very Theatre (Taipei, Taiwan) and artists collective WERC (Groningen) explore the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds: Where does one world end and the other begin? Can we actually say there is a boundary between these worlds?

Simultaneously in Groningen and Taipei, two dancers (Mohamed Yusuf Boss and YU Yen-Fang) danced their way through a spatial and partially digital art installation. The space the audience was in melted together with the digital environment.

The dance performance was played simultaneously in two places in the world. This was made visually comprehensible by a live connection to Taiwan.

INFORMATION

  • Performed
  • The National Theater and National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020
  • Forum Groningen, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2020
  • Online live stream, 2020
  • Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan, 2019
  • Grand Theatre, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2019
  • Year
  • 2019-2020

  • Type
  • Peformance
  • Media
  • Video, live stream, light, moving heads, backlights, XYZ position-tracker, face-tracker, Kinect, Custom MIDI/game controllers
  • Video documentation
  • Oostblok
  • Photo
  • Knelis

CREDITS

TAIWAN

  • Director and Concept
  • Tung-Yen Chou
  • Choreography, Concept and Performer
  • Yen-Fang Yu
  • Sound concept
  • Yen-Ting Hsu, Yu-De Lin
  • Technical director
  • Hsia-Ning Wu
  • Producer
  • Neo Wu
  • Production manager
  • T.J Wu
  • Executive producer
  • Ko-Yun Wu, Po-Shan Wu
  • Production Manager
  • Ming-Fang Cheng
  • Production assistant
  • Yen-Ning Chang, Yung-Han Huang
  • Marketing
  • Ling Cheng
  • Video documentation
  • Chia-Wen Huang, Xiao-Tien Chang
  • video photography
  • Ko-Min Chou, Zhen-Pan Chin, Hsiang-Wen Juan
  • Photography
  • Hsin-Che Lee, Terry Lin, Chien-Che Tang
  • Rehearsal Journal
  • Hsuan Tang

THE NETHERLANDS

  • New media / Concept
  • WERC Collective
  • Choreography and Performer
  • Mohamed Yusuf Boss, Juersson Hermanus
  • Dramaturgy
  • Judith Blankenberg
  • Creative Producer
  • Jaukje van Wonderen, Joachim de vries
  • Intern WERC
  • Vincent Westra, Linh Le
  • Marketing
  • Lara Harbers
  • Production
  • Very Theatre, WERC Collective
  • Co-productionie
  • Grand Theatre Groningen
  • Supported by
  • The Rainbow Initiative, de National Culture and Arts Foundation (TW), “TAIWAN Top” 2019 uitvoerende kunstgroepen, de National Culture and Arts Foundation (TW), Fonds Podiumkunsten, Kunstraad Groningen, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
  • Special thanks to
  • WANG Ning, TIEN Hsiao-Tzu, LEE Kuo-Han, CHU Pei-Rong, CHEN Yen-Pin, HUANG Wen, HUANG Huai-De, YANG Yan-Chun, TENG Hsiang-Ting, Yang’s Ensemble, Mark Yeoman

ga naar Residence in Taiwan, WERC visits Taipei
Residence in Taiwan, WERC visits Taipei
Packed with artwork from the studio, WERC is off to Taiwan to work with the makers of Very Theatre and start the production of The Place Where We Meet.
ga naar The Place Where We Meet: a transglobal performance that is played simultaneously in Groningen and Taipei
The Place Where We Meet: a transglobal performance that is played simultaneously in Groningen and Taipei
ga naar The makers of Very Theatre visit WERC in Groningen to work on their performative installation and start the second phase of the production of Facing Cities.
The makers of Very Theatre visit WERC in Groningen to work on their performative installation and start the second phase of the production of Facing Cities.