By Diane Baker / Staff reporterThe National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts’ (衛武營國家藝術文化中心, also known as Weiwuying) second Taiwan Dance Platform, which opens tonight, is a four-day series that features seven programs with works by artists from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, France, Hungary and Spain. In putting together the platform, Weiwuying’s programmers asked what it means to be “made in Asia. Opening night honors were given to Chien Ching-ying (簡晶瀅), who in February last year won an Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance prize at the British National Dance Awards for her performance in Until the Lions with the Akram Khan Company, and Hugo Cho (曹德寶) and the TS Studio Company from Hong Kong. Cho’s piece, Along (順), mixes martial arts and contemporary dance in an exploration of breaking boundaries. I caught up with Rianto via Skype late last month while he was on trip back to Jakarta, “caught up” being the operative word for the Javanese-born artist who divides his time between his Tokyo-based Indonesian company, Dewandaru Dance Company, residencies around Asia and working with the Akram Khan Company in London.
Source: Taipei Times November 07, 2018 15:56 UTC