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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.


Emerging Designers


Cheng-Ting Chen


Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design, Space Design

Design Statement

“in/the/back/no/words/hearing” is a dance/installation piece made for contemplative states. It questions the possibility of radical honesty in humans, the search of their own nature against a system and society that imposes them how to be, react and move; and looks at human's needs and through this, attitudes. The exhibition of natural elements on stage represents nature's way of imposing itself on our human-constructed world.
Plants, framed by wooden cubes, are placed as an installation on the stage. A tree with visible roots expresses the extraction of the characters' own nature: a discord between what they are forced to be and what they actually are. With strong aesthetic images, the zoom also works in the gaze of the viewers, where a language of arm gestures between the performers, constructed with just images and light, makes them to go in and out with their perception as in a movie.


Cheng-Ting Chen

Cheng-Ting Chen (1985, Taiwan)
Is scenographer, theatre designer. She received her MA in Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum from the TU Berlin and her BA in Theatrical Design and Technology from the TNUA Taipei. After her studies in Taiwan, Chen worked in Taipei as a scenographer for theaters and was Technical Director of the Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre. At the same time she cooperated with different Art groups like “body phase Studio”, “against again Troupe” , “Gang-a-tsui theater” (“Beyond Flow Project“ with Odin Teatret ), and others, in the field of scenography and performance art. Her Set Design "1:24 psychoses " was selected for the WSD 2009 Exhibition in Seoul. Since 2010 Chen lives and works in Berlin, and presented her works in Uferstudios, Sophiensäle, Bauhaus Dessau and Ballhaus Ost. Since 2013, Cheng Ting has been working with the Mexican choreographer Karina Suárez Bosche and together they have realised the dance pieces: "in/the/back/no/words/hearing", "GRAU" and "desierto de sillas ". Her development leads her further away from the traditional Stage Art and more towards multidisciplinary space experiments, Visual Arts and Performance Art. Since the last two years, Chen has gone a step further in her Space - Body - Material – experiments and started working on themes like people and environment, society, interactions and conflicts.

Email Address: ct.chen330@gmail.com

Theatre Company p_a_r_a_r__immersieve_ Art_ Platforming Awareness_ Performing Arts

The Premiere Date of Production 2013-10-29

The Premiere Space of Production Uferstudios_für zeitgenössischen Tanz (Uferstudios_ for Contemporary Dance)

Author Karina Suárez Bosche

Director/ Choreographer Karina Suárez Bosche

Set Designer Cheng-Ting Chen

Lighting Designer Catalina Fernández

Costume Designer Francisca Villela

Sound Designer Alberto Cerro

Other Creative Collaborator/s Performers: Annapaola Leso, Didi Meier
Cinematography: Karsten Dirk, Katarzyna Guzowska
Trailer: Katarzyna Guzowska