Flow(er) 蓅


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Flow(er) 蓅
 After more than 2 years, Sammy Chien & Dong Mei are finally presenting their co-choreographed performance work, Flow(er). The idea behind the project was a bit wild; and, at the time, most of presenters didn’t see Sammy as a choreographer. They also didn’t know who Dong Mei was (a new immigrant dance artist from Beijing, but a pretty big deal in China). But,...

Completion of Berlin Lake Residency

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After getting off the plane, I biked to do Qi gong on this massive beach in The Hague, Rotterdam. Visited 2 art centres, V2 and the WORM, and had a fantastic meeting with the composer of Frankfurt Ballet in Amsterdam. Looking forward to doing lots more research with Shanti in upcoming projects :) #netherlands #rotterdam #thehague #amsterdam #research #visit   Can't believe I just had a...

Community Formed from Displacement

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After I flew into Nainaimo and did our first day of tech at the Port Theatre for The Sun and the Moon, I went to get some groceries to make dinner at the condo I’m staying at. I walked by the this Tent City thing, which seemed similar to what has been going on in the DTES but with a much higher concentration in...

The Sun and the Moon

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Sammy's new video/projection design work for dance with Chimerik 似不像 (with design assistant Kimia Koochakzadeh), we premiere the work on July 5th in Nanaimo and then we're back in Vancouver for Dancing on the Edge Festival July 9 & 11, 2018. The Sun and the Moon Development, choreography and direction by Holly Bright based on a story of the same name by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. Co-created...

Proximity Remix at the Queer Arts Festival

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Proximity Remix opened last night at the Queer Arts Festival! MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society, has been working on the concept of this project for half a decade. Each project invites new LGBTQ2+ identified youth participants to workshop and create a performance based on their stories. As the project evolves, they are turning the dialogue from gender politics and integrating racism and other social issues as...

Camera Obscura (Hungry Ghosts)

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I’ve waited a while to post about this project because the weight and significance of it is so tremendous. I wanted to focus all my energy on preparing for the show. The show has finally opened, beautifully and successfully. I’m so happy to finally announce this big, heavy project about this super important, pioneer in the artist community, whose work touches on issues of...

Open Letter to the Vancouver Art Gallery

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I wrote a letter to the Vancouver Art Gallery after attending an art tour in Mandarin Chinese for the Takashi Murakami show, I thought this letter might just be read by their costumer service, or might not even make it to anyone— I can’t believe that in the end, not only they read it so carefully, the letter even went viral in the VAG...

Moving Stories Behind Eco-Fashion Brand TildArt

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I got to meet up with Matilda who’s the designer/founder of TildArt, a London fashion brand that focuses on reuse, recycle and revive materials that often just becomes wastes. For those of you have seen my modelling photos, her work has been featured in my past photo shoots, some of my favourite garments and the best money that I’ve spent on. I met Matilda...

Art that can change the world可改變世界的表演

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I just sat in a dress rehearsal of an experimental physical theatre piece performed and created by mostly people with physical disabilities, it was one of the most powerful performance I've seem in a long long time. I started bawling within 10 min into the show, I highly recommend anyone in taiwan to come see this piece, and I hope to find ways to...