Dialogue II is inspired by 4.48 Psychosis from Sarah Kane. A dialogue between a dancer and a selected text from Sarah Kane, which gives the impulse to body movement in space.
Source : Maison de la Danse Programme
First produced 2008
Chorégraphie et interprétation Shang Chi-Sun musique Sonata for Solo-Ligeti
Réalisation vidéo Charles Picq date du document vidéo 2008 production Maison de la Danse
Taiwan born dancer and choreographer, Shang-Chi Sun was educated as a ballet and contemporary dancer at the National Academy of Arts in Taipei and graduated from Ernst Busch University (Berlin) with a Master of Arts in Choreography.
With his company founded in 2007, he has created several works such as "Walk Faster" (2007), "Dialogue II" (2008), "Nüwa" (2009), "4.48/Ohne Titel" (2010), "Je.Sans.Paroles" (2011) and "Traverse" (2011) which have been presented all over Europe and Asia (Maison de la Danse – Lyon, Festival Tanz im August – Berlin, Festival d’Avignon, International Taipei Arts Festival...).
He regularly cooperates with other companies for commissioned works, among others with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 2 (Taiwan), with the Transitions Company London and with the Dance Company of City Theatre Osnabrück.
In his most recent productions, Shang-Chi Sun worked intensively on the connexions between body, mind and changing reality, always searching for extreme precision and physicality and combining Eastern and Western movement traditions in a very unique body language. In August 2012 he was acclaimed for the ambitious dance/film production “Breakfast” at the Taipei Arts Festival. 2013 his new production “Uphill” was premiered at the National Theatre Chiang Kai-Chek in Taipei and in Berlin.
2014 he created two commissioned choreographies. “The Photographer” on music by Philip Glass in cooperation with Ensemble KNM Berlin was premiered in June at the Museum for Photography Berlin and performed at Philharmonie Cologne as well as at Cité de la Musique in Paris. “Transit in Prélude”, a museum performance, was presented in August at Bröhan Museum in Berlin. 2016 he created a new production in collaboration with Ensemble KNM Berlin: "Spur". 2017 he created the installation/exhibition "Perspicuum" and the piece "Schulter von α", a collaboration with the poet Daniel Falb, the composer Markus Pesonen and Ensemble KNM Berlin.
Source : Shang Chi 's website