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Ink

HUANG YI x TONG YANG-TZE x RYOICHI KUROKAWA

Ink

In their newest collaboration Ink, choreographer Huang Yi and audiovisiual pioneer Ryoichi Kurokawa dismantle and reconstruct the lines from a hundred artworks in renowned calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze’s “Silent Music” series, exploring the various texture between body, sound, visual and space.

Hovering between delicate and frantic dynamics, Yi digs deeper into his cultural roots and reveals a wild movement language, turning dancers’ bodies into brushes that paint and leave marks on stage. With speed and a ferocious vocabulary, dancers churn like a vortex in one moment, only to become flowing liquid in the next. Kurokawa transforms the inkblots into luminous tracks, echoing and merging with the unique brushstrokes of Tong, constructing a continuous flow of paintings via stunning holographic projection.

Combining Yi’s explosive and precise language and Kurokawa’s meticulous and sophisticated artistry, Ink is a work that crosses borders and fuses analog and digital, reflecting the harmonic tension between the realms of ancient practice and future design.

Ink was co-commissioned by the National Taichung Theater and National Theater, Taipei in Taiwan and had its world premiere in June 2023.

Collaborators
Artistic Direction, Concept & Choreography: Huang Yi
Calligraphy: Tong Yang-Tze
Audiovisuals: Ryoichi Kurokawa

▽ Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | 書法 / 董陽孜

▽ Dancer / Huang Yi, KUKA Robots | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Summer Yen
舞者 / 黃翊, 庫卡機器人 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 顏翠萱

▽ Dancer / Hu Chien | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Summer Yen
舞者 / 胡鑑 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 顏翠萱

Dancer / △ Hu Chien ▽ Li Hsin | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Summer Yen
舞者 / △ 胡鑑 ▽ 李欣 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 顏翠萱

△ Dancer / Huang Yi, KUKA Robots | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Lin Chun-Yung
舞者 / 黃翊, 庫卡機器人 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 林峻永

△ Dancer / Huang Yi, KUKA Robots | Photo / Huang Yi
舞者 / 黃翊, 庫卡機器人 | 攝影 / 黃翊

△ Dancer / Tai Yi-Fen | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Lin Chun-Yung
舞者 / 戴怡芬 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 林峻永

△ Dancer / Tai Yi-Fen | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Lin Chun-Yung
舞者 / 戴怡芬 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 林峻永

△ Dancer / Hu Chien | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Lin Chun-Yung
舞者 / 胡鑑 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 林峻永

△ Dancer / Tai Yi-Ting, Chung Shun-Wen | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Summer Yen
舞者 / 蔡宜庭、鍾順文 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 顏翠萱

△ Audio Visual / Kurokawa Ryoichi | Calligraphy / Tong Yang-Tze | Photo / Summer Yen
音像藝術 / 黑川良一 | 書法 / 董陽孜 | 攝影 / 顏翠萱

△ Dancer / Hu Chien | Photo / Summer Yen
舞者 / 胡鑑 | 攝影 / 顏翠萱

△ Dancer / Hu Chien | Photo / Hsu Ping
舞者 / 胡鑑 | 攝影 / 許斌