Unfinished Friday @ Lake Studio Berlin

Unfinished Friday @ Lake Studio Berlin

Sammy Chien will be sharing his work-in-progress W(e)aves 0.5 at the Lake Studio Berlin, as part of the artist-in-residency program Dance-Tech AIR @ Lake Studio Berlin.


August 31, 2018 @ 8pm


Lake Studio Berlin
Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587 Berlin


W(e)aves 0.5 (work-in-progress) by Sammy Chien

W(e)aves is an ongoing research-creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics, transcultural identity, queerness and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong. This particular research phase is joined by research collaborators Kazuma Glen Motomura本村一真/bodypoet体詩人 (Berlin based half Japanese Half South African dance artist who’s the champion of London Juste Debout 2018) and Lin, Chen林辰 (Beijing based Chinese Choreographer who’s work was part of Beijing Olympic 2008) focusing on street dance, Eastern movement vocabularies, Shamanism and Ancient Chinese pictograms in relation to current sociopolitical context.


Research Collaborators: Kazuma Glen Motomura本村一真/bodypoet体詩人 and Lin, Chen 林辰 
Music composition: Michael Red
Featured score: The Way of the Spirit by  Barry Truax & Randy Raine-Reusch
Research/Residency venue: Lake Studio Berlin & House of North (Berlin)


Sammy Chien would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, House of North/Fubbi Karlsson, Mark Coniglio/Isadora software and Barry Truax for their generous support of this project’s research-creation phase.


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