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Focus Dance Group from the Taipei National University of the Arts

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

A thrilling double bill featuring Taipei’s award-winning Focus Dance Company and IU Bloomington’s Contemporary dance program! The program will feature new choreography from both groups followed by a collaborative dance that playfully foregrounds differences and similarities in dance styles.

The program includes:

SONG and DANCE of ILISIN, the ANNUAL RITUAL of TAFALONG, AMIS
A suite of traditional songs and dances of the annual ritual of Ilisin from the Tafalong tribe, belonging to the Amis people who reside in eastern Taiwan. The songs and dances reinforce solidarity and spirit.

RELATIONSHIP
An inner exchange that highlights the relationship of carrying and complementing each other.

THE WATCHTOWER OF TWITTERING
A solemn ritual of respecting the ancestors and worshipping for blessings.

BLACK HOLE
A dance expressing the energetic explosion of animal-ness in humans, while exploring the deep essence of human rationality.

SPILL
A contemporary succession of falls, lifts, and leaps that speaks to how two people can be looking at the same thing and each perceive something totally different.

PSALM
An iconic piece by José Limón’s that is part of the standard American Modern Dance repertory.

And much more!

Event is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available through the Buskirk-Chumley box office.

This event is part of the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council’s “China Remixed” initiative. To learn more about this initiative and other events in the series, please visit their website here.