[Please note that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) announced on 13 October 2020 comes into effect from 14 to 27 October 2020 in the Klang Valley. Do check with the event organiser for rescheduling or cancellation announcements. Click here for more information on the CMCO.]
The Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) is back at the end of this month with another spectacular dance show courtesy of the Taiwan-based Chang Dance Theatre. Originally part of the Damansara International Arts Festival, Bout will now by streamed and broadcast live from Taiwan from 30 Oct-1 Nov.
This routine sees the four Chang brothers on stage, taking their cues from the fighting ring as they incorporate a variety of boxing motifs into their choreography. Their movements explore the strong brotherly bond between them, sometimes filled with tension and at other times a source of strength and support.
Just like the brothers’ previous production Bon 4 Bon, which wowed audiences at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bout reels you from the minute it starts and is packed with focus and energy. The brothers’ spar and grapple as they dance around their imagined ring, and when the movement stops, they manage to fill the space with a mood and energy that only siblings that work closely with each other could conjure up.
All graduates from the Department of Dance at Taipei National University of the Arts, company director Chien-Hao, artistic director Chien-Chih, deputy director Chien-Kuei and resident artist Ho-Chien got together to form the Chang Dance Theatre. The nature of their relationship has given them a cohesion rarely seen in other companies, and this coupled with collaborations with other interdisciplinary partners has led to some engaging performances.
In addition to watching the performance online, DPAC is also giving out 30 tickets for an in-theatre screening of the Live Broadcast on 30 October. Meanwhile, audiences will also be able to participate in a virtual Q&A session with the dancers. For dance lovers, this is definitely an unmissable intimate opportunity for sharing and learning! And if you miss the live broadcast on 30 October, you can watch the replay at any time from 31 Oct-1 Nov.