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WSD2017|White Water
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Professional Designers

Taiwan

Yei-Sheng Wang

White Water

Category: Projection and multi-media Design

Design Statement

Set to the piano scores by Erik Satie and other composers, White Water is a lyrical dance of pure movement that flows beautifully as its title suggests.

Curtain opens to a projected color image of a flowing river. It slowly transforms into black and white. In serenity and in turbulence, whiteness of waves and ripples streams out of the blackness. Green netting and girds used for digital design interrupt the flow of water, thus revealing the process of creating virtual images and illusion of light and providing pleasant surprise to the dance.

Against the constantly evolving projection, dancers in white swirl and jump in 14 sections of solos, duets and group dances, their arms wavy, tails of their skirts flapping, echoing the surging of white water. From time to time their bodies are fragmented by the projected green lines, adding mysterious aura in this otherwise bright and charming work.

Towards the end, as dancers reverse the choreography of the first section, the projection dissolves into the initial image of a river in black and white, and then recovers its original colors.

Shinning in great simplicity, White Water is a gem among Lin Hwai-min's choreographic works.

Video/Audio

Yei-Sheng Wang

Yei-sheng was a graduate from the 1st edition of the Department of Theatrical Design & Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts and received his master degree of New Media in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Theatrical Design & Technology, Taipei National University, dedicating his time and efforts to teaching and creating of stage projection design. In 2014, he won the First Prize of The Knight of Illumination Awards / Theatre Projection Design for his stage graphic design in “Rice” by the Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan and won the bronze award in the 2013 World Stage Design / Interactive & New Media for his work in “Water Stains on the Wall” by the Cloud Gate Dance Company of Taiwan.

Email Address: ethanwang4@hotmail.com

Theatre Company Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-11-19

The Premiere Space of Production National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Author Lin Hwai-min

Director/ Choreographer Lin Hwai-min

Set Designer none

Lighting Designer Lulu W.L. LEE

Costume Designer MA Ke

Sound Designer Erik Satie, Albert Roussel, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Maurice Ohana, Jacques Ibert

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Wang, Yei-Sheng

Other Creative Collaborator/s Videographer: CHANG Hao-jan