Taiwanese theater practitioners, Chou Tung-yen (VERY Theatre), Wu-Kang Chen (HORSE) and Kathy Hong (PANDA), are invited to a Live-streamed conversation with Dir. Frank Hentschker of Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (CUNY), to share their thoughts, feelings, and discoveries towards work and life during the pandemic on Wednesday April 8 at noon (EDT).
SEGAL TALKS, curated by Director Frank Hentschker, is a daily Live online conversation with global theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona, and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World, Monday through Friday at noon EDT on howlround.tv
The participatig artists are Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari, Teatro delle Albe (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan); Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Kathy Hong, Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).
SEGAL TALKS | An Update On The Situation For Theatre Artists In Taiwan
Wed., April 8, 2020. NOON
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About the Artists
Kathy Hong is currently Chairperson of the Performing Arts Network Development Association , an association of arts managers in Taiwan, and an advisor to the Cloud Gate Dance Theater, ALIEN Art Centre and Vocal Asia Festival. She is an arts professional with extensive experience in theater and international collaboration. As an independent producer and marketing professional, she has been involved with art works in the fields of contemporary theater, dance, children's theater, and traditional / contemporary music. She was Executive Director of OISTAT – International Organization of Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians 2012-2015, and Marketing Communications Director of National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts 2015-2019.
Chou Tung-Yen is the founder and director of Very Mainstream Studio & Very Theatre Company (www.vmstudio.tw). Centering around theatre and moving image, he makes interdisciplinary works of performance, installation, and music video. By blending digital imagery, physical movement and theatrical elements, he has created several award-winning performances including Emptied Memories and Teatime with me, myself and I. Alongside creating poetic theatre performances/ installations, he made several short films and feature documentaries which screened internationally, including Golden Horse Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and OutFest in LA.
Wu-Kang Chen, born and raised in Taiwan, started studying dance at the age of twelve and graduated from the Taiwan University of Arts. Wu-Kang joined Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, where he became a soloist the following year, and Peridance. Starting his long-term collaboration with choreographer Eliot Feld, he was invited to join Feld’s Diamond Project of New York City Ballet in 2006. In 2004, he co-founded HORSE Dance Theatre as Artistic Director with significant works including Velocity (2007), Bones (2008), 2 Men (2012) which toured in Asia, the US and Europe. Wu-Kang curated Dance X Sounds seasonal improvisation platform Primal Chaos in 2016.