Taiwanese artists, Chou Tung-Yen (周東彥), Chang Chung-An (張忠安), Lo Fang-yun (羅芳芸), Wang Yeu-kwn (王宇光), Wang Shih-wei (王世偉), Tien Hsiao-tzu (田孝慈) and their teams, participated in the CINARS Biennale 2021, one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world presented by International Exchange for Performers/Conférence in Montreal, Canada.
The artists from across the fields of technology, writing, dance, theatre and social sports showcased their productions on the CINARS Web Platform from May 25 to 28. Originally scheduled to be held in November 2020, the event was postponed due to the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic.
Chou Tung-Yen, who is the artistic director of Very Theatre and Very Mainstream Studio, showcased three films which have skilfully applied technology to blend digital imagery, physical movement, and theatrical elements, including "Virtual Intimacy (虛擬親密)," "Chronicle of Lightyear –Taipei, Copenhagen (光年紀事：臺北－哥本哈根)," and "The Mist (霧中)."
To speak for the disadvantaged groups of people in the society, Chang Chung-An, a visually impaired choreographer, founded Resident Island Dance Theatre (滯留島舞蹈劇場). He presented his works "Ice Age" and "Factory" at CINARS.
Lo Fang-yun, director of Polymer DMT(聚合舞), is a Taiwanese choreographer residing in Germany. The program she presented include a family theatre production "Luceo (盧西歐)," "Unsolved (未解，懸)," which deals with the concepts of identity and heritage, and her documentary work "Home away from home (族群遷徙與回歸)," which explores the topic of migration and homecoming in the era of global transition.
Chang Hui-chun (張惠君), director of Taipei Cultural Center in New York, pointed out that, in recent years, Taiwan’s performance troupes have sought even more vigorously to connect with the world. In addition to international production collaboration, they have also taken the initiative to promote their works and programs to the international market.
Founded in 1984, CINARS takes place every other year in Montreal, Canada. It gathers innovative performing arts professionals and has become a cultural hub between Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and the Americas.