In the elapsed time
Drawn from memories, the collage of various images allows us to shape and examine the scenes in life. This is an attempt to sketch the possibility that is gone with the elapsed time – the beauty, sadness, loneliness, anxiety and joy. The invisible mother is the dialogue partner hidden in this piece. Between imagination and memory, between the fictitious and the real, the powerful and ineradicable feelings that once existed between the mother and the child is again built up.
The dancer, completely covered in white powder, uses Hip-Hop technique and quivering to trigger a series of events: the powder flies off, drifts away and the human-shape afterimage lingers in the space. Eventually the powder falls down and the human form disappears, as if the elapsed time has been visualized. You can witness the disappearance, but cannot stop it.
Premiere: Jun. 15, 2019 at Experimental Theater, Chiayi Performing Arts Center. Commissioned by Wen Shyang Dance Company (Chiayi New Style Choreography Festival).
Choreography：Hsiao-Tzu Tien | Performance：Yu-Hsien Wu | Lighting Design: Ji-Xiong Xu
Wan-Jung Wei, ARTALKS: ''the audience is intuitively drawn into the world built by the choreographer and the dancer, brilliant, memorable and with great aftertaste...''
Wan-Jung Wei, ARTALKS:“The choreography and the visual presentation are ingenious. Though a dancer of small build, Yu-Sian Wu carries potent skills and strong energy. She alone prevails on the stage … Thus the audience is intuitively drawn into the world built by the choreographer and the dancer, brilliant, memorable and with great aftertaste.”
Re: in the elapsed time
Revisiting movements developed for the old piece “In the elapsed time”, and narrating its choreography structure via oral interpretation, the performers hereby build images related to the old piece based on their memory. They try to construct a bridge to “memory” and “imagination” and lead the audience through the experience of such mental process. The process of “revisiting” and “remaking” also exposes the performer’s ongoing emotional and physical state during the performance, shedding a light on how the performer responds to the themes of “mother” and “disappearance” once again.
Premiere: Experimental Theater, Chiayi Performing Arts Center on 19th Dec. 2020. Commissioned by Wen Shyang Dance Company for Chiayi New Style Choreography Festival.
Creation and performance: Yu-Sian Wu and Hsiao-Tzu Tien | Lighting Design: Ji-Xiong Xu