Three distinguished contemporary dancers of the Asia Pacific will host a two-day forum and workshop series from Nov. 22 to 23 in Taipei.
In "Beyond Tradition: Finding New Voices in Old Spirits,” guest speakers Lin Lee-chen (林麗珍) from Taiwan,Pichet Klunchun from Thailand, and Ramli Ibrahim from Malaysiawill discuss the issues of individual creativity, cultural heritage, and identity.
Lin, the artistic director of Taiwan's famed Legend Lin Dance Theatre (無垢舞蹈劇場), is an influential choreographer who has modernized traditional Taiwanese rites on the contemporary stage. She will discuss her philosophy on the interconnectivity of all beings in an 11.30am forum on Nov. 22.
Klunchun, a contemporary dancer and choreographer well known in Europe, is a preserver of a classical Thai dance known as khon. He will hold a 9.30am workshop and talk about how his contemporary sensibilities are rooted in tradition at 2pm.
Ramli, a guru classically trained in ballet, modern dance, and classical Indian dance, has nurtured some of the brightest dancers emerging from Malaysia. The UNESCO-recognized Living Treasure will discuss the international relevance of traditional tenets at 3pm on Nov. 22 and hold a 3.30pm workshop on the following day.
The three guest speakers will also meet together in their respective capacities as founder of Legend Lin Dance Theatre, Pichet Klunchun Dance Company, and Sutra Dance Theatre to hold a roundtable discussion at the end of the day on Nov. 22.
Those who have a background or shared interest in contemporary and traditional dance forms are welcomed to sign up for the events here.
Co-organized by the Taipei National University of the Arts, "Beyond Tradition: Finding New Voices in Old Spirits” is the second event in the Ministry of Culture's 2015 Asia Pacific Forum series.
‘Beyond Tradition: Finding New Voices in Old Spirits'
Second in the 2015 Asia Pacific Forum Series