Introduction of B. Dance
We define beauty as ‘focus+sincerity’; a soul-stirring sort of beauty is one that is created in an almost extreme single-mindedness in its evocative qualities, then in the process of time, presents itself as a testament to ‘creation’. Taiwanese choreographer Tsai Po-Cheng creates original Taiwanese work that is a combination of the enigmatic imaginations of the East and boundary-pushing dance choreography. Dance is the source of Tsai’s passion in life, he is of the belief that ‘dance is a cultured taste that is worth taking time to explore; every single moment in life is imbued with feeling, we can consider each moment from different points of view, to feel and learn from each and every sensation, then from within there can be a percolation of a unique and moving piece of art.’
B.Dance aims to uphold the standards of beauty, and with a focus of international collaborations and exchanges in mind, to reach the world at large as a platform for creativity and innovation. B.Dance is committed to the values and strengths of a Taiwanese identity, for we are not simply a contemporary dance company but also a hub that brings to mind the congregation of experts and professionals. B.Dance has performed and participated in competitions in Germany, Czech Republic, Israel, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, France, China, Hong Kong and more.
Letting Out The Voice of Our Generation
Always beware of the lack of difficulty in any given situation: for in adversity you will find what is right and worth fighting for. Then put yourself entirely in the process, do not seek results. We must be brave, and live our lives speaking to and for our generation.
Teaching & demonstration ‘Contemporary Lyrical Jazz’
Contemporary lyrical jazz is a form of contemporary dance combining the elements of modern dance, jazz and ballet. This dance form emphasizes on creativity, enabling dancers to express their thoughts, and their understanding of the music via facial expressions, gestures and movement. The objective is to communicate feelings embedded in the lyrics of the music. Each dancer’s unique experience in life gives rise to episodes of beautiful movements interpreted by the body in the form of dance.
Teaching stylised body movements aside, I also seek to help students reach deep within themselves through a combination of dance form and music. We are living in a society where pressure stresses everyone out; this short course may remind us to feel and know more of ourselves. It could be about facing something we have always wanted to avoid, or conjuring up a snippet of memory, or endowing us with more courage to forge ahead. By bringing our life and dance or the performing arts closer together, we are creating moving moments with our life story and our body.
Richard Chua (Founder of Theatrex Asia, an online contemporary arts journal based in Singapore)
Purple Cane Tea Square, Shaw Parade (1st Floor)