Beauty unveiled, Jan 2010
Opposing actions come together to create balance and harmony, which are achieved through mutual control and inhibition - this is the concept of 'Yin and Yang' in Chinese philosophy. Differences were melted together in this encounter of Western contemporary dance and Chinese classical dance. As if sprinkled with a secret seasoning, new possibilities flourished in 'Beauty Unveiled', an experiment in intercultural dance.
Re-encounter, July 2010
In Re-encounter the various artists have worked together to negotiate differences in their respective art forms and cultures. Presenting what each is familiar with in the context of an unfamiliar cross-disciplinary encounter with ‘the other’, has provided not only incentive but added excitement and risk.
Beloved emoh, Feb 2012
When the yearning for home intensifies, cultural identity unfolds. Creating a new contemporary dance language inspired by classical Chinese dance, Beloved Emoh rediscovers 'home' through different perspectives and cultural backgrounds
Snapshots, Jan 2013
Snapshots is a live music and dance collaboration with British Chinese musician and composer Liz Liew and Taiwanese choreographer/dancer Yuyu Rau. It is a personal exploration of key moments in life and its surrounding emotions, told through Rau's unique dance language inspired by Chinese classical dance and martial arts and an evocative live original soundtrack on piano, violin, xiao and guzheng.
‘Snapshots’ is an exploration of emotions around key moments in life, told through contemporary dance influenced by Chinese Classical dance, an evocative live original soundtrack on piano, violin and Chinese instrumentation and visuals. Fragments of each story unravel through cinematic flashbacks taking audiences on an evocative visual and aural journey.
For bookings please contact:
Jih-Wen Yeh at Step Out Arts
tel: 07899 807741
Composer*/piano, violin, vocals: Liz Chi Yen Liew
Choreographer/dancer: Yuyu Rau
Guzheng (Chinese zither), Xiao (flute): Dennis Kwong Thye Lee
Visuals (still images and film): Suki Mok
Lighting Designer: Chloe Kenward
Sound Designer/Engineer: Øyvind Aamli
Original concept: Liz Liew
Visual concept: Yuyu Rau
Dance and dramaturg mentor: Kate Flatt
Music mentor: Tim Jennings
Flyer design: Moira Fox
Photographer: David Ball
Cameras: Suki Mok and Ikin Yum at Kii Studios
Producer: Step Out Arts
Filmed at South Bank Arts Centre, Bedford College on 26 July 2013
* apart from Kites In The Wind by L Liew and Tom E Morrison from LT Chi Sound System’s ‘Time Is Like Water Flowing’ (used with permission)
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Ministry of Culture Taiwan, MIddlesex University, Greenwich Dance, Step Out Arts and Bedford Fringe.