Divergence, the title of the work, refers to the scene in the eyes of the two dancers and the spectators. In the scene, which looks like a duel, two people are on divergent paths. As they travel these roads, sometimes they walk in parallel, sometimes they brush against each other, and their paths sometimes overlap and sometimes intersect. Their relationship seems to be in a state of competition and contention, a constant back and forth between victory and defeat, with no definitive outcome. Step by step, they gradually reveal their positioning strategy and overall disposition, as if they were playing a game of chess. However, in the end, they walk side by side as one, moving in the same direction. It is like a dream. The opponent in the duel could be himself.
Choreography: Chien Chih Chang
Composer: Jun De Liu
Light Designer: Otto Chang
Dancers: Siang Fu Zeng, Tse An Lin
Administration: Chia Fang Sun, Mauro Sacchi
Sponsor: National Foundation of Culture and Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government
B.DANCE, a company founded in 2014 by Taiwanese choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai, offers theatrical, physical and emotional performances that are accessible and inspiring to diverse audiences, combining traditional Asian movements and martial arts with contemporary dance. Since its foundation, B.DANCE has presented performances nationally and internationally. Po-Cheng has created performances for a variety of well-known international dance companies, such as Introdans, Tanz Luzerner Theatre, Gauthier Dance, Cloud Gate 2, Bern Tanzcompagnie.