Between Movement and Emotions in Modern DanceOpen To The Public
Choreographer and performer Hsiao-Tzu Tien, visiting Duke from Taiwan, gives insight into her work that continually pushes the human body to express emotion and imagination.
Drop by the Ruby on Fridays at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.
About the Speaker
Hsiao-Tzu Tien is a freelance choreographer, dancer, and performer. Her works have premiered at the Taipei Arts Festival, Dance Massive (Melbourne), and the America Dance Festival. Her performances of The Hole and Stem were presented at Avignon Off, Shenzhen Contemporary Theatre Biennale, and the Dance Bridges Festival (Kolkata). Her production of The Hole was nominated for the Taishin Arts Award in 2015. In 2016, she was selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture for the artist residency program in Paris. Her most recent work, Lucid Dreams, was commissioned by Taiwan’s National Theatre and Concert Hall in 2019. Hsiao-Tzu has also collaborated with numerous choreographers and companies, including Century Contemporary Dance Company, Shu-Yi & Dancers, Mikuni Yanaihara (Japan) and Sally Richardson (Australia). Since 2014, she has been the movement designer for various theater companies, including Style Lab and Wind & Ear Studio.