歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong)

Sally Richardson

Through your eyes, I see myself…

透過你的雙眼,我看見我自己

Come on a contemplative journey through the streets, suburbs and open spaces of Taipei and Perth in Steamworks Arts’ latest production, 歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong). This moving new work is an invitation to reflect on moments of isolation, connection and finding your way.

Devised by an extraordinary interdisciplinary team, each performance fuses dance, music, sound and video projections live on stage.

The result of a 4-year intercultural exchange, 歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong) asks how our understanding of self and home are shaped by our experiences with others.

 

It was a truly beautiful and well thought out work. It seamlessly took me to different places while resonating with a sense of belonging; both within their environment but also as a group. I thought the projection and props definitely lifted the work and really made it wholistic in its integrity.”

Audience member

Video Installation

In addition, a video installation with accompanying music score provides a multi-sensory introduction to the 歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong) story up until now, complementary to the performance season.

I thought it was a very poetic meditation on global connection/disconnection. The use of the performers’ bodies to convey this theme was beautiful and compelling.”

Audience member

Credits

Writer/Director
Sally Richardson

Choreographer/Performers
Laura Boynes
Yilin Kong
Yiching Liao
Hsiao Tzu Tien

Sound Artist/Live Musician
Yenting Hsu

Composer/Live Musician
Tristen Parr

Film & Photography Lead
Ashley de Prazer

Visual Dramaturg
Pilar Mata Dupont

Production Manager
Mark Haslam

Lighting Designer
Chris Donnelly

Set & Costume Design
Tyler Hill

Associate Artist
Daisy Sanders

Produced by
Performing Lines WA

Commissioned by
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Information for Presenters

This work has recently premiered at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, November 12-16th, 2019.

APAM 2020

Performing Lines WA will be pitching 歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong) on Wednesday 26 February, 12pm-1.30pm.

We are currently seeking international presentation partners in Taiwan and beyond.

Jen Leys Producer

Presentation History

2018
Asia Discovers Asia Meeting
Taipei, Taiwan
2019
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Perth, WA
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Full Presentation History for 歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong)

2018
Asia Discovers Asia Meeting
Taipei, Taiwan
2019
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Perth, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Commissioned by Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

This premiere has received support from the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Perth and the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan.

With thanks for the support towards the project’s development from the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Taipei Artists Village, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Strut Dance, The Bundanon Trust, Taipei Performing Arts Centre (ADAM 2018) and Ausdance (Open Studios, Dance Massive 2019).

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