Global Arts Link is excited to add Belgian-Taiwanese choreographer-dancer Chen-Wei Lee’s latest production kNOwn Face 不要臉 to our list of international touring productions. In this dazzling new solo using a self-held camera and live projections, Chen-Wei takes an in-depth look at the selfie phenomenon, bringing the audience up close and personal to the performer, to confront this form of modern-day narcissism, with a clever pun on “shamelessness” in the Chinese title.
Friedemann Vogel’s has received critical acclaim for his performance of Akram Khan’s seminal early work “Kaash”, as part of the Stuttgart Ballet “Breath-taking” triple bill that premiered 28th June. From Kenneth MacMillan’s hugely demanding “Mayerling” to Akram Khan’s kathak-informed contemporary dance, Friedemann once again wins over critics and audience alike with his versatility and electrifying performances.
Here’s a link to excerpts and interviews on SWR with choreographers and dancers Friedemann Vogel and Agnes Su ahead of the “Breath-taking” premiere:
"Together Alone" by Chen-Wei Lee & Vakulya Zoltán featured in the opening festival of Weiwuying Performing Arts Center in Kaohsiung
Together Alone: A solo in dancing together co-choreographed and performed by real-life couple Chen-Wei Lee and Vakulya Zoltán will be presented on 11 November in the Taiwan Dance Platform programme, as part of the opening festival of Weiwuying Performing Arts Center in Kaohisung, Taiwan: “the biggest arts venue on earth” (The Guardian)
See link for more info.
The critically acclaimed POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) by the award-winning choreographer Janis Claxton goes to Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf from 29 Aug to 1 Sept.
Dance lovers and professionals heading to Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf are in for a treat! In addition to the site-specific performances scheduled on 31st August in the afternoon in the official programme, look out for these beautiful POP-UP Duets, set to original music by Pippa Murphy at a variety of Tanzmesse venues every day from 29th August to 1st September!
Dancers performing at Tanzmesse: Joanne Pirrie, Amy Hollinshead, Albert Garciaa and Valerio di Giovanni, with Production Manager: Angus McLean Balbernie
Edinburgh-based choreographer Janis Claxton wins the prestigious Herald ARCHANGEL AWARD for her outstanding work POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) which won critical acclaim since its premiere in 2016, and which has since toured nationally and internationally to Taiwan, Singapore, Sweden and the USA. POP-UP Duets is now back in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe Festival, from 22 to 26 August at the National Museum of Scotland at 15h30.
Read more here: Janis Claxton's acceptance speech championing female choreographers