歸屬 Gui Shu

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). 

Devised by an extraordinary collective of independent artists, each performance fuses dance, music, sound and video projection live on stage to create a visceral reflection on moments of isolation, connection and finding your way. The result of an extended exchange across cultures and artforms, 歸屬 Gui Shu asks how our understanding of self and home are shaped by our experiences with others.

Described by audiences and reviewers as beautiful, haunting, elemental & hypnotic, the performance immerses the viewer in an experience both recognisable and other-worldly, either up close or from a distance.

Produced by Performing Lines WA, commissioned by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

 

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

Complementary to the performance, 歸屬 Gui Shu features a panoramic video installation with accompanying music score as an introduction to the collaborators and their contexts.

The icing on the cake was checking out the accompanying video installation after the show, in which one can recognise footage and connect the two works.

Nina Levy, Seesaw Magazine

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

The live performance and video installation premiered at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in November 2019

We are currently seeking national and international presentation partners, particularly in Taiwan.

Brief production specs and information available for download here: Gui Shu Infosheet.

Jen Leys Producer

Presentation History

2019
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Perth, WA
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Full Presentation History for 歸屬 Gui Shu

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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