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20 Minutes for the 20th Century, but Asian

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2018 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Lin
, River (Taiwan, Province of China)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

20 Minutes for the 20th Century, but Asian

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2018 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Lin
, River (Taiwan, Province of China)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

20 Minutes for the 20th Century, but Asian

This performance subverts the title of Tino Sehgal’s famous 2000 solo piece, whose principle it nevertheless respects: the drawing up of a synthetic panorama of the iconic dance steps of the past century. However, River Lin does not simply offer an adaptation to his own continent’s choreographic culture. By organising this shift between two cultures, he above all highlights the way in which the West has greatly influenced the elaboration of a modern vocabulary in Asia, and provides the possibility for a postcolonial rereading. Produced in collaboration with the Taiwanese dancer Wen-Chung Lin, who has trained in both Chinese folk-dance and classical ballet, as well as the methods of Martha  Graham and Bill T. Jones, the piece turns this multicultural body into the touchstone of a play of influences, or of domination. Performing  these archives means taking a critical view of the hegemony of the western model and initiating a reflection
on the means to make an historical stake
in a globalised world.

Lin
, River

Born in 1984, in Taipei (Taiwan), River Lin lives and works in Paris.  His artistic work,
at the crossroads between performance, live  installation and choreography, focuses on the relationships between  bodies and time. It has in particular been presented in international  festivals and exhibitions (Taipei Biennial, Rockbund Art Museum in  Shanghai, Manifesta Biennial Zurich, Asia Now in Paris, Liveworks  Festival in Sydney...). He is also an international exhibition curator  (China, Taiwan, Japan, etc.).

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

20 Minutes for the 20th Century, but Asian

Artistic direction / Conception : River Lin


Interpretation : Wen-Chung Lin

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Spectacle créé en 2016 Taipei Biennale 2016, Weiwuying Arts Festival.

Duration : 55 minutes

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