proposed by: christian rizzo
for dance forum taipei

choregraphy, set design and costumes and lighting : christian rizzo
3D images : iuan-hau chiang
music : christian rizzo and gerome nox
dancers : huang yu-fen, wang hsiu-hsan, chen i-chen, hung shao-ching, chan shu-han, tai yu-hsiu, chen kai-yi, chen po-wen

tour manager : sun ping
technical director : shu-yi wang
founder and artistic director of dance forum taipei : ping heng
administrative director : lu yung-yi

associate producers : dance forum taipei and l'association fragile.
coproductions : National Chiang Kai-Shek cultural center (Taipei / Taiwan), Opera de Lille, Centre des Arts díEnghien-les-bains, Dance Forum Taipei with support from Culturesfrance and the City of Paris, from Institut Francais de Taipei and from conseil des affaires culturelles and le Centre culturel de Taiwan a Paris.
special thanks to : Hsin-Yin SHIH, ex attachee culturelle of Institut Francais de Taipei

artist's statement, september 2007
Working with "the here from there".
Dance forum is one of the few professional companies in Taiwan. They chose not to have an appointed choreographer in order to invite different ones and build up an eclectic repertory while drawing on the dance tradition from Chinese opera as well as from contemporary trends.
I found their broad range of experience in dance very interesting.
I met with them and they invited me to come and choreograph a piece for them.
Their proposal was just what I needed.
It will give me a chance to broaden and refocus my exploration of architectural concepts about the body and its different zones, which is so important to me, while challenging me with other cultural codes and providing me with new tools to use in my investigations.
To that end I invited Juan Hau Chieng, a Taiwanese multimedia artist who specialises in 3D computer graphics, to take part in the creative process.
Together, using abstract computer technology, we will explore what can be identified as quotidian and metaphorical signs and movements beyond cultural specificity.
christian rizzo