Title: Still Lighting Up (2019) [Premiere] Choreography: Jin-Wen Yu Music: "La Splendeur” by Dominique A. | "I Could Fight on a Wall" by Aquilo Dancers: Yun-Chen Liu and Lauren John
Description: This duet explores the concept of dance persisting through sociopolitical adversity as a medium through which dancers express their nature to persevere. Starting with a single blinking light, one dancer will slowly contour the other dancer’s body with the blinking light to warm up and wake up the body. In passing the light from one dancer to the other, which embodies the fostering of community and a budding relationship, the partnering work will develop. As the duet progresses and dancers continue to build up the dance, more blinking lights are thrown onto the stage. At this stage, the full body dancing movement will be presented.
A dancer attempts to turn off the lights, while the other, in a struggle to maintain the stage lit up, turns them back on. In this exchange, the partnering work between the dancers intensifies. In the final setting of the stage, the stage will be completely lit up and all of the blinking lights are on.