Ballet BC Program 2 2017

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, News, Sound
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Excited to have my newly composed electroacoustic score/sound design premiered in choreographer Wen Wei Wang’s (Wen Wei Dance ) new work in Ballet BC's new season Program 2! March 16-18 2017, 8:00 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia Vancouver New Work: Choreography - Company 605 Vancouver-based Company 605 is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging dance companies and is dedicated to producing new dance through a...

Becoming Chimera on newspaper in Taiwan

Media Presence, News
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Revisiting an old press on Becoming Chimera (2012), an interdisciplinary experimental new media performance, that was on the newspaper in Taiwan on 2015/03/13, one of my first work that was on the news in Taiwan. Involving live visuals, live electroacoustic/experimental music, contemporary dance/movements and new media. The performers improvise with instructions of specific signs and rules that's conducted or by aleatoric algorithm of the computer, or...

03/11 @ Rhythm Alley (Taipei)

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, Improvised, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound
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improvised experimental performance: experimental jazz, live electronics/ electroacoustic, movement art, conceptual, new media— one night of play time in Taipei I feel so lucky to get booked to play with some of the craziest and most veteran musicians in Taiwan: Sonic Deadhorse, Min-Yen Terry Hsieh, Shih-Yang Lee, I actually REALLY love their work. first time improvising with Sophia Wolfe (FORM Festival of Recorded Movement /Company 605) Sonic...

on Tokyo News 東京新聞

Activism/Social Change, Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, New Media, News
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東京新聞のりました!! スポンサーに牛耳られずに誠実に社会批判や原発批判をして人のためになってる東京新聞すきです。これからも偽りの「和」でなく真実を追求していってください。 作品のメッセージが広まりますように!スペースをこころよく使わせてくれたマスマスさんに多大なる感謝!すばらしいスタッフさんが働いています。   Congrats to Sammy Chien's first media presence in Japan! on Tokyo News! (Tokyo Shimbun東京新聞). So nice to see such influential media in Japan actually act take the medium of journalism/news/media as an active voice to deliver to the people despite the pressure from the government about the taboos. These are our common beliefs. It was perfect that they interviewed these progressive artists on their...

Lies/Harmony 和とウソの間 for TPAM in Japan

Activism/Social Change, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
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Sammy Chien & Berlin based Japanese/South African performance artist Kazuma Glen Motomura's new collaboration in Japan Lies/Harmony 和とウソの間 (TPAM Fringe) as part of TPAM - Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama @ Mass×Mass関内フューチャーセンター 12/15,17,19. Political activist art, self-produced, for the people, for good cause and social change. Focusing on the issues of Fukushima nuclear disaster to raise global awareness for voicing the truth against government's lies,...

Artist profile on CBC

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, News
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http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/exhibitionists/this-vancouver-artist-is-taking-dance-into-the-future-1.3958542 So honoured to be on Canadian national television CBC! So blessed to have the opportunity to share some of the research, art, performance and process in the past years in interdisciplinary art, performance and technology. Still lots of visions and voices that I love to share with the world, relates to sociopolitical ideology, equality, queerness, humanity and spirituality, this is a good start, i'm so...

opening performance for 2016 Taiwan Best Design 100 with Lim Giong 林強

Inspiring People, Media Presence, New Media, News
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After years of patience with fate, I finally got to work with one of hero Lim Giong 林強 aka Lin Chiang, a musician, DJ, songwriter, composer, music producer, music director, actor, and an active figure on the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene, the composer of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s films (Millennium Mambo: 千禧曼波, Goodbye South, Goodbye: 南國再見,南國, The Assassin: 聶隱娘...etc) and numerous awards winner (Cannes Film...

Residency at Banff Centre

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
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Sammy Chien has been accepted in the Dance Thematic Residency: “Choreography Across Disciplines” at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, also awarded with financial support by Muriel Jolliffe Endowment for Dance. Sammy would like to express a thank you acknowledgement  to the Banff Centre and Muriel Jolliffe Endowment for Dance for the support. program overview: In response to a growing cross-disciplinary interest in choreography, this eight-day thematic residency co-facilitated by...

NOW Society Presents madMethod

News
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE madMethod Dec. 2 and 3 The NOW Society presents madMethod December 2 and 3, 2016 at The Annex Performing Arts Center at 8pmThe NOW Society presents madMethod, featuring Stefan Smulovitz’s Mad Scientist Machine, visuals by Sammy Chien and performances by MaSOM and the NOW ensemble. Layers of memory and experience combine light, images and sound, remembered, manipulated and instantly created. Audience members will look down upon...

Made In China on Halifax local press

Media Presence, News
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Sammy Chien 's 3 year collaboration work with Wen Wei Dance, their remount of Made In China for Canada East Coast tour just opened last night in Halifax, they're on the local press: https://www.localxpress.ca/…/made-in-china-celebrates-birth… Wen Wei Wang has toured in Halifax 3 times already, the presenters loves to bring his work back. It's been more than 10 years since Sammy has been back in Halifax, he's...