Legend Lin Dance Theatre Documentary Screening cum Discussion: The Walkers
2016 Vladivostok International Film Festival
2016 Göteborg Film Festival
2014 Taiwan International Documentary Festival – Audience Choice Award
Filmed over the course of ten years, this documentary by Singing Chen is a poetic expression of the persistence and creativity of Lin Lee-chen, capturing the internationally renowned choreographer’s meditations on life itself. Exquisite imagery of layered cloth and contours of dancers’ bodies invite the audience to see with a tactile eye.
Legend Lin Dance Theatre Artistic Director Lin Lee-chen and renowned Hong Kong theatre actor Andy Ng Wai-shek will be in conversation after the screening, discussing their experiences and methods with “the body”.
Lin’s choreography embodies Eastern aesthetics of physical expression that engage “emptiness” and “slowness”, while the exercise “meditation with drumming” is the cornerstone of her exploration of the body and performance—the energy that surges and reaches the zenith is a grounding force within the body, one that unveils a rich emotional realm.
Ng has developed a performance and training system that centres on the oneness of mind, body and technique. This unity is a culmination of his theatre practice and Eastern and Western studies for almost two decades.
Courtesy of Taiwan Film Institute x Taiwan Cinema Toolkit
Lin Lee-chen © 亞眠 Courtesy of Legend Lin Dance Theatre and Taiwan Film Institute x Taiwan Cinema Toolkit
Andy Ng Wai-shek © Fung Wai Sun. Courtesy of Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio
‘The Walkers’ Trailer. Courtesy of Taiwan Film Institute x Taiwan Cinema Toolkit