Floating Flowers

(60 mins version)

— 2015 —

— Information —

Date: 2015-12-25

Floating Flowers is inspired by a traditional Taiwanese religious celebration that takes place at the Ghost Festival, one of the most beautiful and popular Buddhist ceremonies in the country. Floating lanterns placed on water are meant to worship deities, to send away bad luck, and bring happi- ness. In Southeast Asian culture, the lanterns are to deliver wishes and pay your respects to the deceased.

In Po-Cheng Tsai’s childhood, it was tradition for his father to take him to the festival, lead him to write his wishes on the lanterns, to set them adrift and to watch them flow down the river. Since his father’s passing, Tsai lost faith in the ritual of his childhood, but was inspired to created Floating Flowers to honor his father and free himself from memories that haunted him.

Appearing to waft gracefully above water, the dancers are wrapped in vaporous muslins which represent floating lanterns. The choreography is refreshingly positive and optimistic. By combining traditional Asian movements and martial arts with contemporary dance, B.DANCE offers a theatri- cal, physical, and emotional performance, not without a touch humor!

— Details —

DURATION : 60 minutes without intermission

PREMIERE : December 25th, 2015 at Waterspring Theater, Taiwan

TOUR DATE :

  • 2016-07-01 ~ 2016-07-01

  • Floating Flowers The Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (ES)

  • 2016-07-10 ~ 2016-07-20

  • Floating Flowers CDC - Les Hivernales Festival Off d’Avignon (FR)

  • 2017-10-28 ~ 2017-10-28

  • Floating Flowers Yuanlin Performance Hall(TW)

  • 2017-11-20 ~ 2017-11-21

  • Floating Flowers SN Le Carreau Forbach (FR)

  • 2017-11-24 ~ 2017-11-24

  • Floating Flowers SN Bar-le-Duc (FR)

  • 2017-11-28 ~ 2017-11-28

  • Floating Flowers Théâtre d'Auxerre (FR)

  • 2017-12-01 ~ 2017-12-01

  • Floating Flowers SN La Ferme du Buisson (FR)

  • 2018-04-06 ~ 2018-04-06

  • Floating Flowers SN d'Albi (FR)

  • 2018-04-10 ~ 2018-04-10

  • Floating Flowers Scènes et Cinés Ouest Provence Istres (FR)

  • 2018-04-14 ~ 2018-04-14

  • Floating Flowers Le Carre Ste-Maxime (FR)

  • 2018-04-18 ~ 2018-04-18

  • Floating Flowers Théâtre de Grasse(FR)

  • 2018-04-20 ~ 2018-04-20

  • Floating Flowers Théâtre Durance Château Arnoux (FR)

— Reviews —

— Main Staff —

Yuan-Hao CHANG

Dancer

Yu CHANG

Dancer

Jack

Dancer

Ming-Hsuan LIU

Dancer

I-Han HUANG

Dancer

Chiung-Tai HUANG

Dancer

Sheng-Ho CHANG

Dancer

Chien-Chih CHANG

Dancer

Po-Cheng TSAI

Choreographer

— Staff —

Graphic Designer

Johnson WANG

 

Set & Lighting Designer

 Otto CHANG

 

Composer

Ming-Chieh LI

 

Visual Artists

Po-Chih CHANG & Yon-Yun DENG

 

Stage Manager

Yu-Wen HUANG

 

Assistant Set Designer

Pei-Chun PAN

 

Sound Engineering 

INCUBUS LTD.

 

Projection Engineering

M SQUARE DIGITAL LIGHTING LTD.

 

Stage Recording 

Kuan-Yu CHEN

 

Stage Photography

Chang-Chih CHEN

 

Live Stream Recording

Meng-Hsueh HO

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