This film documents three post-Cloud-Gate dancers of different backgrounds, trainings, and aesthetics. Lin Hsiang-Hsiu goes to the US to study dance. Aboriginal dancer Bulareyaung Pagarlava grows up in the Cloud Gate Dance Company and then decides to leave it to set up his own dancing troupe. And Ch...(Read more)
This film documents three post-Cloud-Gate dancers of different backgrounds, trainings, and aesthetics. Lin Hsiang-Hsiu goes to the US to study dance. Aboriginal dancer Bulareyaung Pagarlava grows up in the Cloud Gate Dance Company and then decides to leave it to set up his own dancing troupe. And Cho Shu-Yi, whose maturity grows out of poverty, is a distinguished dancer of the young generation. To present their dancing, this film employs the delicate form of the Dance film, taking the camera to the theaters, the rehearsal rooms, and the spaces of everyday life to film the three dancers in action. It covers a wide range of issues, such as gender, lyrical dances inspired by poetry, the relation of the body to music and dancing, and how distinct spaces form different dances. In addition to modern dance, director Hung Hung also interviews ballroom dancers, street dancers, and kids from dancing class, and inquires why people dance and why dancing makes people happy.
This film is Taiwan’s first documentary adopting the technique of the Dance film, also known as Video dance or Dance for Camera. Belonging to the category of art films instead of merely being a mechanical recording of live dances, it has developed over the span of nearly twenty years. The genre relies on a unique combination of images and dances, and works in collaboration with photography and mise-en-scène, changing its form in different spaces. A dancer may even choreograph a new dance merely to make a Dance film. Ambitiously, director Hung Hung includes dances from Bulareyaung’s “37 Arts,” Lin Hsiang-Hsiu’s “Golden Anniversary” (inspired by the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska), and Cho Shu-Yi’s “Visible City: People Filled with Air,” attempting to show the development out of Cloud Gate, which is synonymous with modern dance in Taiwan.
|DVD source：||R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.|
|Taiwan Academies, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. please contact Embassies, Representative Offices of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.|
|Theme：||Cultural Conflict、Indigenous Peoples、Society|
|Subtitle：||Chinese, English, French, Spanish|
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