FreeSteps–NiNi is Wei-Chia SU’s work at the sixth year in his ten-years-choreography-project, in which he walks out of the theater and comes near you and me. You will encounter dancers under a street lamp in the city, where all of the elements, including the temperature, lighting and landscape at that time as well as people like us in the surroundings, become materials for the dancers’ creation. Their physical bodies may be stretching or curling up or dancing in merriment or in pains. The variation of physical quality, the revolving of dancing steps, and shadows on the bodies left by light all contribute to shaping a physical sculpture. The FreeSteps series sets out to look for the purest essence because it brings forth the most delightful freedom. It has neither anything to do with goals, concepts and allusions, nor anything to do with overly precise and delicate arrangements. Let’s get rid of fixed imagination, expectation and assumption because it is simply a struggle between dancing steps and physical bodies.
The visual identity of HORSE is a Chinese character made of three horses, indicating the strong motivation and explosive energy. Founded in 2004, HORSE has established a distinctive profile with delicate physical movements and unrestricted creativities. In 2008, Velocity has won the Taishin Arts Award Taiwan’s grand arts prize. In 2013, 2 Men has won the 1st prize and Audience Award in Kurt Jooss Preis, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany. In recent years, Wu-Kang CHEN, the artistic director, and Wei-Chia SU, the general director, have developed their unique art praxis. They continue to advance the company into the bright future, a period of metamorphism for them in the Taiwanese contemporary dance scene.