Taiwan's technology-driven Anarchy Dance Theatre will bring their unique dance vocabulary to Poland's Wroclaw and Russia's Moscow in mid-May.
Founded by architect and choreographer Jeff Chieh-hua Hsieh, Anarchy Dance Theatre is named after a series of dance pieces Hsieh created in discussion of authority structure in society. The dance company shot to fame in 2011 with its motion-sensitive dance piece "Seventh Sense,” which was lauded for creating "an immersive physical-digital environment that puts no boundaries between real and virtual space.”
Hsieh went on to create "Second Body,” inspired by the choreographer's experience of driving cars without the need for conscious thought. The dance piece compares the car to a natural extension of the body, using 360 degrees real-time video projection and surround sound.
The 45-minute solo will be performed in Wroclaw from May 13 through 14, and in Moscow from May 21 to 22. An additional workshop will be offered at Wroclaw's National Forum of Music to discuss "A Journey Towards a New Definition of the Body,” in which participants are encouraged to wear flesh-colored and tight-fitting clothing useful for mapping the human body.