A haunting music, like the rhythm of a heart, an isolated body, whose limbs cut the air at the speed of combat and suddenly come back to tranquil slowness, light spaces always changing: "Traverse", the new creation by Taiwanese choreographer Shang-Chi Sun, hits you first with its multiplicity, the pace and the layers of the body and its environment, sometimes complementary, sometimes opposing. It is a transcription in movement of a presence whose strength, desires, impulses are emancipating and going through its temporal memories. In the oscillation of each moment, Shang-Chi Sun travels trough different states of the body and simultaneous experiences of past and future in space.
"Traverse" is first of all a very personal piece with the signature of an exceptional dancer. The speed, fluidity and multiplicity of his choreographic language is completed by an amazing precision and sense of rhythm. A direct, pure, straight forward dance.
Music Ryoji Ikeda
Choreography/dance Shang-Chi Sun
Set design Jens Siewert
Light Shang-Chi Sun, David Friedrich
Technical Direction Kamil Rohde
Duration 16 min.
A coproduction by fabrik Potsdam
With friendly support by Centre Culturel de Taiwan Ć Paris
Aug 27, 2015 | Traverse | Cinelândia Center (open air), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 25, 2015 | Traverse | Centro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 21, 2015 | Traverse | City (open air), Florianópolis, Brazil
Aug 19, 2015 | Traverse | Centro Cultural, Alto Bela Vista, Brazil
Aug 16, 2015 | Traverse | Centro Cultural Capivar, Baixo, Brazil
April 12th 2015 | Traverse | Festival Rencontre Essonne Danse, Morsang-sur-Orge (F)
January 9th & 10th 2015 | Traverse | by Japan Society as part of their 16th Contemporary Dance Showcase from Japan + East Asia (US)
March 15th 2014 | Traverse | Biennale Musiques en Scène, ENSATT, Lyon (F)