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riverbed theatre Upcoming Productions
we're all in this together / Arena Exhibition / Taipei Fine Arts Museum / July 7 - September17, 2017

This exhibition invites guests to transgress the liminal boundary between spectator and spectacle and participate in the creation of the work of art. we’re all in this together immerses guests in an installation, inviting them to interact with the space
as performers and photographers. Our invitation encourages guests not only to “see art” but also to “be art.” This is an exhibition of inclusion, a cutting of the red ropes that separate art from life, a celebration of art as action.
riverbed theatre Upcoming Productions
insomnia / Song Shan Culture Park / Taipei, Taiwan / December 21-24, 2017

1:00AM. It’s the same city as during our normal waking hours, the same architecture, the same streets, but somehow, in these early morning hours, it changes. Or we change. Our senses are heightened, our eyes perceive and process light differently, noises are amplified… and the normal cast of characters that we encounter during the normal waking hours also change. The businessmen shuffling to work and children rushing to school are replaced by nightshift workers and late night revelers, the club music and street cleaners adding a different soundtrack to our familiar cityscape. Staged at the Song Shan Culture Park at 1:00AM, “insomnia” is a lullaby for those who lie awake at night, a potion for dreaming with your eyes open.
riverbed theatre Upcoming Productions
levitation / Taipei International Festival of Art / Taiwan National Experimental Theatre / March 8-11, 2018

It is a fantasy that extends beyond cultures, borders, gender, and age… The dream to counteract the pull of gravity, lift your feet from the ground, and ascend. We long for this sense of weightlessness, this shedding of our burdens, this lightness of being. To be both human and more than human, to reach the heavens. levitation explores this impulse to exceed the everyday and the manner in which contemporary visual and performance artists have pushed themselves to physical and mental extremes in an attempt to transcend their physiological limitations. Drawing on the works of artists as diverse as Jackson Pollock, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Sam Hsieh, Matthew Barney, and Dumb Type, this performance celebrates the experimental spirit of our artistic ancestors while pushing their work forward.