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SEGAL TALKS Chou Tung yen, Wu Kang Chen, & Kathy Hong Taiwan on Wednesday 8 April 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen, & Kathy Hong (Taiwan) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Taiwan with Chou Tung-yen & Wu-Kang Chen.

Bios
Chou Tung-Yen is the founder and director of Very Mainstream Studio & Very Theatre Company (www.vmstudio.tw). Centering around theatre and moving image, he makes interdisciplinary works of performance, installation, and music video. By blending digital imagery, physical movement and theatrical elements, he has created several award-winning performances including Emptied Memories and Teatime with me, myself and I. Alongside creating poetic theatre performances/ installations, he made several short films and feature documentaries which screened internationally, including Golden Horse Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and OutFest in LA.

Wu-Kang Chen, born and raised in Taiwan, started studying dance at the age of twelve and graduated from the Taiwan University of Arts. Wu-Kang joined Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, where he became a soloist the following year, and Peridance. Starting his long-term collaboration with choreographer Eliot Feld, he was invited to join Feld’s Diamond Project of New York City Ballet in 2006. In 2004, he co-founded HORSE Dance Theatre as Artistic Director with significant works including Velocity (2007), Bones (2008), 2 Men (2012) which toured in Asia, the US and Europe. Wu-Kang curated Dance X Sounds seasonal improvisation platform Primal Chaos in 2016.

Kathy Hong is TEH Chairperson of the Performing Arts Network Development Association an association of arts managers in Taiwan,
and an advisor to the Cloud Gate Dance Theater, ALIEN Art Centre, and Vocal Asia Festival. She is an arts professional with extensive experience in theater and international collaboration. She was Executive Director of OISTAT – International Organization of
Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians 2012-2015, and Marketing Communications Director of National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts 2015-2019.

Additional thanks to Chi-Ping from Taipei Cultural Center.

About SEGAL TALKS

“New Times need new Forms of Theatre.” Bertolt Brecht

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk for one hour with Segal Center’s director Frank Hentschker about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, and will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

Viewers can submit questions during the live session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:
Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt), Sahar Assaf (Lebanon), Jalila Baccar (Tunisia, TBC); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

Participants from week one included: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari, Teatro delle Albe (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan).

SEGAL TALKS was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS has been made possible by the support of Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation, and Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.

For more information on the SEGAL TALKS, please visit www.theSegalCenter.org

https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-chou-tung-yen-wu-kang-chen-kathy-hong-taiwan

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