The Jyun Jyun show is a unique exploration of ancestry, culture, nature, and technology. The show adapts ancient mythologies into contemporary storytelling, with narratives that draw attention to our shared global challenges and hopes for humanity. Animations are projected onto a custom screen while multi-instrumentalist Jyun Jyun plays original, folk infused electronic music, integrating traditional Chinese instruments and accompanied by a live percussionist. Using cutting edge technology, interactive visuals map onto performers’ bodies, responding directly to their movements. A video artist manipulates visual effects in real-time while shadow dancers and puppeteers perform.
Each song represents an ancient myth, introduced through storytelling, deepening the educational value of the show. The performers bring the myths to life through full-body costumes and audience interaction. The stage itself is an interactive altar, where participants are invited to offer incense and hand-made crafts to the stage to pay homage to the stories of ancestors. A facilitated craft making station allows the audience to create offerings and paper masks. The show culminates in a dance party where participants are invited to come up to the screen and project their shadows using the masks they have created.
Music by Jyun Jyun
Animations by missTANGQ, Jyun Jyun
Video manipulation by the Ontologist
Performers: Mark Sanchez, Robin Rojas (Protoman), Angel Langley (Moonyeka), and missTANGQ
Funded by Seattle Parks and Recreation & Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Footage by Seattle Asian American Film Festival and Devon de Leña