— Main Staff —
Past few years, we could find random murder issues happened all around the world . Some of the news make us increase our awareness and alert of our surroundings. The alert reaction builds a wall in front of our eyes.
— 2017 —
Jean Cocteau, "the times seem chaotic is because of the viewer’s own chaos."
Whisper of the Eyes was inspired by Society issues. Past few years, we could find random murder issues happened all around the world . Some of the news make us increase our awareness and alert of our surroundings. The alert reaction builds a wall in front of our eyes. We are slowly getting unconcerened what is around. So this creation is related to people's nagative emotion. We hope this creation will reach our audiences' heart in order to deliever a message to break indifference and give love to others.
Whisper of the eyes
DURATION : 25 minutes without intermission
PREMIERE : March 17th, 2017 at Cloud Gate Theater , New Taipei City , Taiwan
TOUR DATE :
2017-03-17 ~ 2017-05-28
Whisper of the eyes Cloud Gate Theater（TW)
Tsai’s works are strongly balletic, and it was nice to see the eight dancers get a chance to arch their feet and execute long extensions and graceful lifts.rnTsai has great taste in music and he did not disappoint with his selections of several Ezio Bosso compositions and Keaton Henson’s Healah Dancing.
This year’s “Spring Riot” is the first time that Po-Cheng Tsai’s has choreographed for the troupe, but hopefully it will not be the last. I liked his Whisper of the Eyes filled with whispering and hints of disconnection and danger, the most of the three dances.
Fortunately, far from being confused, the dance is largely well-crafted, right from the opening that sees Tsou Ying-lin (鄒瑩霖) apparently asking ‘Why?’ There is a sense of estrangement and helplessness from her in particular. Although the dancers are a group, and they try to unite, a sense of loneliness pervades. One particular phrase articulated by just one or two dancers that recurs now and again, usually while others watch from the upstage shadows, seems to sum it all up.
It is good stuff, but after 25-minutes about mood and feeling, all done very subtly, comes a rather in-your-face ending that ends with Tsou lying, apparently dead under the closing curtain. As much as what we see is clear, the message is not.