Symbols, Movement and Surroundings – Featuring Hsiao-Ting Hsieh and Hsiao-Wei Hsieh
Contemporary dance is usually experienced in large theaters. But is it possible to bring this experience out into public life? What if dance could live everywhere without boundaries?
Hsiao-Ting Hsieh and Hsiao-Wei Hsieh will be breaking with conventions and infiltrating the public space to draw inspiration from it. They relish in the diversity of Queens, and its inherent beauty, to develop choreography that reflect the movement present in our everyday lives. Commuters, merchants, students, an old man smoking, a quarreling couple, children playing, all of them create movement even if they are never aware of it. By means of metaphor and allegory they will transform the Flushing Library square into a stage, with street lamps for lights and the skyline as their backdrop.
About Hsiao-Wei Hsieh & Hsiao-Ting Hsieh:
Hsiao-Wei Hsieh and Hsiao-Ting Hsieh are dancers, choreographers and identical twins from Taiwan, currently working in New York City. They studied Medical Technology and Veterinary
Medicine before they discovered a new life in dancing. They have both studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Martha Graham School. They have performed at the Bonnie Bird Theater in London and at various venues in New York, including New Steps Series, 60X60 Dance, EFSD Show, Graham II Spring Season 2011, WAXworks, New York Experience 2012, and NYC 10 Performance.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY, 11355
Free and open to the public
NYC Subway line 7 to Main Street
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