1st October 2019
A4 – space for contemporary culture
Finding the steps in an ecstasy of joy. The logo of HORSE is a Chinese character made of three horses, indicating the strong motivation, explosive energy. Founded in December 2004, HORSE has established a distinctive profile with delicate physical movements and unrestricted creativities. The unique and collaborative style brings the current generation beyond the standard frame of stage performances. The artistic policy of HORSE is to provide a platform for the creative expression of Taiwan’s dance artists. By regularly staging works of Taiwanese choreographers as well as commissioning international artists to set pieces on the company, HORSE aims to create a fertile ground for mutual stimulation and to establish a repertoire of “changeable”, “multi- faceted” and “diverse” styles. Review Extracts Unencumbered and unconventional the performance creates a brand new choreographic language. Innovative in form and concept they open up a new perspective on and in contemporary dance….
General Director: SU Wei-Chia; Artistic Director: CHEN Wu-Kang; Producer: HUANG Wen
Wei-Chia was born in Kaohsiung. He graduated from the National Academy of Arts and was inspired by Prof. Su-Fen Wu during his studies. He is the co-founder of HORSE and has created (co-created) performed in M_dans,Stairs, Velocity(winner of the Performing Award category of the 6thAnnual Taishin Arts Awards), Bones, Growing Up, M_Dans 2010, Successor I, II, III, 2 Men(winner of the first place of the 2013 Kurt-Joos-Preis), 3 Men on a HORSE, andPlay dead. Accepting an invitation from Eliot Feld, the distinguished American choreographer, Wei-Chia was a part of Feld’s troupe from 2009 to 2013. Zeppo: an Intermission in 3 Actswas tailor-made for him during this period. He was the Artist-in-Residence of the NTCH in 2016. Wei-Chia began his choreographic work on the FreeSteps series in the last part of 2013. Work on this series is still ongoing. Its performance at Avignon CDC- Les Hivernales was acclaimed with FreeStepsbeing described as “a succession of shocks that drive the imagination into obscure and delicious depths.