Shortlisted Candidates for Screendance submissions to 2022 Taiwan Dance Platform
Since the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) opened a call for submission of screendance films worldwide in July for the 2022 Taiwan Dance Platform "Body Online," it has received 256 submissions from 46 countries/regions across five continents. Set to rediscover the vocabulary and dialogue of bodies through film as a media, shortlisted works by professional juries will be presented from October 22 (Sat.) to November 20 (Sun.) in Weiwuying's Exhibition Hall for free admission...
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Sagarika DEBNATH, Prakriti SHARDA
LOW Pey Sien
Trust dance theatre
Karel van LAERE
Jeremy Chi-hang AU
Singing CHEN's work encompasses fiction, documentary and VR films and has received numerous festival accolades. Her debut Bundled (2000) competed at Vancouver and God, Man, Dog (2007) screened at Berlinale, VIFF, HK, Busan and elsewhere. Chen's documentaries detail artistic practice and the environment. Through VR technology she explores space and movement. Afterimage for Tomorrow (2018) was exhibited at the NewImage Festival. Her latest VR experience The Man Who Couldn't Leave (2022) won Venice Immersive Best Experience at 79th Venice International Film Festival.. Chen's collective work is marked by a deep empathy for disenfranchised characters and a strong sense of social justice.
Ke-Xi WU is an actress and screenwriter from Taiwan. In 2014, she won Best Actress at Canada International Film and Television Festival for her performance in ICE POISON. The film was Taiwan's selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2016, Wu was nominated for Best actress at the 53rd Golden Horse Award for her role in THE ROAD TO MANDALAY.
In 2019, Wu originally wrote and starred in the film NINA WU, which was selected in Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival and won Screenplay Award Taiwan. IndieWire's critic complimented Ke-Xi on delivering "a steel-jawed dagger of a performance". She was honorably selected for Variety's "2020 International Women's Impact Report".
Raymond WONG｜Deputy General Director of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuwing)
Born in Hong Kong, Raymond Wong is an arts administrator, producer, festival curator for more than 20 years, using a proactive and well-rounded approach to nurture and facilitate creativity in the region. He produced international theater and dance performances, established networks and managed for City Contemporary Dance Company, a major dance company in Hong Kong, and curated "Jumping Frames", the largest dance film festival in Asia. Wong is currently the Deputy General Director of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuwing).
Shu-yi CHOU｜Weiwuying Artist-In-Residence
Shu-yi CHOU is a choreographer, dancer and curator. Shu-yi starts out from the body and communicates with the world through dance and choreography. Through his creations, he is interested in the relationship between the individual and society, and seeks to develop a "specifically Asian" body vocabulary. He continues to create as he travels to different sites and places. He has presented work at events all over the world, including Fall for Dance (New York) and Internationale Tanzmesse NRW (Düsseldorf). In 2020, he served as artist-in- residence at the National Kaohsiung Center for Performing Arts and has lived in the south ever since.
#1 Singapore_CHEN Jiexiao Amaranthine
#2 India_Sagarika DEBNATH ＆Prakriti SHARDA Dotted Bodies
#3 Taiwan_The collaboration between film director Wu Hsiao-lu and choreographer YANG Nai-hsuan FIGHTERS
#4 Serbia_ Marko PEJOVIĆ Glance
#5 Greece_ Stella MASTOROSTERIOU I DON'T SEE DEER
#6 Malaysia_LOW Pey Sien Seni Tari Kontemporari: Memori Seketul Jasad (Part 1)
#7 South Korea＿Trust dance theatre Order In Chaos
#8 Netherlands_Karel van LAERE SLow
#9 Russia_Dina VERYUTINA The fog
#10 Hong Kong_Jeremy Chi-hang AU Tramways
#11 Special Mention_Ukraine_Anton OVCHINNIKOV Monochrome