Taiwanese dancer Shang-chi Sun (孫尚綺) will dance to a different tune in an upcoming performance tour in Germany to promote Taiwanese composers of classical music.
The tour will feature "Promenade,” Sun's first collaboration with German composer Christian Jost. Envisioned as a "choreographic and musical journey,” the piece focuses on two dancers and a pianist in "a game of listening and interpreting various moods with the body.”
The first segment of "Promenade” is accompanied by music composed by Jost based on his impressions of Taiwan. The latter half will be complemented by the musical creations of two late Taiwanese maestros - Kuo Chih-yuan (郭芝苑) and Hsiao Tyzen (蕭泰然).
"Promenade” is Sun's newest choreographic work. It will premiere in Munch on June 5, and enjoy additional performances in Hamburg on June 11 and in Berlin on June 14 with support from the Ministry of Culture's Spotlight Taiwan global initiative.
Born in Taipei in 1977, Sun has produced acclaimed choreography pieces such as 'The Photographer' (see below for clip) and 'Uphill.'
June 5 | Munich
June 11 | Hamburg
June 14 | Berlin
"The Photographer" by Shang-chi Sun
A musical based on the life of 19th century eccentric Eadweard Muybridge, a man famous for pioneering motion-picture projection and murdering his wife's lover.
Scripted by American composer Philip Glass and choreographed by Sun, "The Photographer” melds theatrical performances with dance and orchestra to present the gravity of Muybridge's photographic and motion picture contributions, as well as errant changes in his personality after head injury in a stagecoach accident.