riverbed theatre Upcoming Productions
Body Experiment #1 / Taipei Traditional Theatre Center / Taipei, Taiwan / November 27-29, 2020

Since its inception, the physical vocabulary of traditional Kejia Opera has been developed and refined in order to serve the narrative structure of the performance. Body Experiment #1 explores the creative possibilities that emerge when the physical vocabulary of Kejia Opera is freed from these narrative constraints, reimagining the traditional performative language in order to address more contemporary issues. At a time when many traditional art forms are struggling to maintain their social, cultural, and artistic relevance, Body Experiment #1 proposes a new form of Taiwanese physical theatre based on tradition, simultaneously engaging the past as we transform the future.