《Transient Pleasures 轉瞬即逝的歡樂》為ADT (澳洲國家舞蹈劇場) 前藝術總監李華倫(Leigh Warren)一九九0經典舞作，澳洲舞評描述此作充滿視覺感官與情感的流動，由蔣秋娥為貫四(大一) 學生重建，以蕭邦音樂入舞，幻化每個歡愉轉角的浪漫和力量。
七年一貫制首屆畢業生、前美國比爾提．瓊斯（Bill T. Jones）舞團資深舞者劉奕伶，為研究生量身打造《13+1》新作，從韓式綜藝入手，在遊戲中尋找荒誕和人性的交錯，以機敏、靈巧、歡快的舞步， 回應群體與個人之間暗湧的角力、權利的流轉、微妙的聚散、升降的溫度，幽默趣味中，藏了一聲嘆息。
Though the spring is little, it is lush; as classics age, they are enriched.
As the 2021 Kuandu Arts Festival welcomes “Guandu 30”, an occasion of great significance, the 30th anniversary of "Out of Luzhou, Into Guandu” represents an epochal opportunity and a new direction. TNUA School of Dance’s seminal 2021 Year-End Recital “Minor Crescendo”, having patiently undergone the tribulations of the pandemic, sets off from its delayed original May premiere once again. Biding its time in anticipation for a great leap, a small respite brings forth completion, fermenting out an even more refined and sumptuous dance.
Curated by Artistic Director Wu Yi-shan, this program brings four works of great individual character from avant-garde to classical, ballet to contemporary. Chin Kang-ning, Shih Chien University’s Department of Fashion Design, led 24 graduating students from the comprehensive fashion design course to contribute. Further, Li Kuo-yuan at the TNUA School of Music, a renowned Taiwanese pianist, as well as two doctoral students, Liu Tze-fung and Ou Yi-chin, perform live. Through different wavelengths and collaborative opportunities, this work presents the performative power of the School of Dance in cross-institution and cross-school collaboration.
“Transient Pleasures” is a classic 1990 work by Leigh Warren, past Artistic Director of the Australian Dance Theatre. Australian dance critics described this work as full of visual and sensuous affective flows. Here reconstructed by Chiang Chiu-o upon the first year students (fourth year in the seven-year program), and led by the music of Chopin, each joyful turn of romance and power becomes a fantasy.
“Requiem”, by Zhang Xiao-xiong, Chairman of the School of Dance, brings us from history to present realities, recounting a once heart-rending life journey, and reflecting the struggles of war that have not since ceased. “The mountains are as paintings, the days and months as songs”; under the pouring-out of Polish composer Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", the second-year students (fifth-year of seven) are given the baptism of life.
Internationally-renowned Tibetan choreographer Sang Jijia’s “Sticks”, first shocked many Taiwanese audiences in 2013 through its blood-pumping coolness. This time, it is reconstructed by Wang Yuan-li for the third-year students (sixth-year of seven). The long table connects life, memories, and all that is past. Through the dance notation signs of childhood, we add warmth to three dimensions, seeking out the impossible possibilities of bodily representations.
Liu Yi-ling, from the first graduating class of the seven-year program and an experienced dancer formerly with the Bill T. Jones Company, has tailor-made “13+1” for the graduate students, finding an entry point in Korean variety shows, and finding the intersection between absurdity and humanity within the game. Through acute, nimble, and joyful steps, she responds to the undertow of struggle between collective and individual, the flows of power, uncanny gatherings and separations, the rise and fall of temperatures. Within humor and zest, a sigh is hidden.
TNUA School of Dance
Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA, formerly known as National Institute of the Arts before 2001) was founded in 1982. Since the establishment of the School of Dance in 1983, a world-class faculty of choreographers, performers, and scholars has led the BFA, MA/MFA, and Ph.D. programs and developed dance artists, educators, writers, and administrators in the performing arts. The accomplishments of the faculty and alumni have made a name for TNUA not only in the contemporary dance scene in Taiwan, but also worldwide.
《Transient Pleasures 轉瞬即逝的歡樂》
服裝設計｜實踐大學服裝設計學系《Transient Pleasures 轉瞬即逝的歡樂》《哀歌》專案合作
Artistic Director｜Wu Yi-shan
Rehearsal Director｜Wu Yi-shan, Wu Chien-wei
Live Music｜Liu Tze-fung, Ou Yi-chin
Rehearsal Director｜Wu Chien-wei
Costume Design｜Shih Chien University Department of Fashion Design “Transient Pleasures” “Requiem” Collaborative Project
Technical Director｜Goh Boon-ann
Lighting Design｜Cheng You
Stage Manager｜Tseng Pai-yu
Administrative Operations｜Fang Chu-hui
Graphic Design｜Li Chih-ta
Hosted by｜Taipei National University of the Arts
Performed by｜TNUA School of Dance