Peekaboo Didu’s team is consisting of Nien Tzu Weng, Darah Miah and Lael StellickNien Tzu Weng, Darah Miah and Lael Stellick. Their work will be presented from september 28, 29 and 30 at the Théâtre Aux Écuries as a part of Vous êtes ici/You are here produced by LA SERRE — arts vivants.
Artichaut Magazine: Who are you?
Nien Tzu Weng: I am Nien Tzu Weng an emerging Taiwanese-Canadian choreographer and intermedia artist based in Montreal. I have just recently graduated from the Contemporary Dance department at Concordia. Up until immigrating to Canada in 2008 at the age of seventeen I was born and lived a majority of life in Taiwan. The knowledge I gather of the world around me and the way I locate myself within my multi-cultural experience is essential driving force on which my work. I am currently stationed in the Topological Media Lab at Concordia where I conduct research on movement and intermedia.
AM: What’s your proposition for You are Here ? What do you say/do/live with/in your proposition?
NTW: I have proposed a movement research project that engages with sensations of floating and motions created in the force of a wave of energy. I am interested in the movement, the curvature, and the power that comes from waves of energy initiated by the body. More specifically in the mbodiment transference of energy through these wave from one body to another. This relationship is the core of my research. I am using ropes, harnesses, and pulleys to emphasize and counterbalance this relationship, between me and Leo Stellick . I want my body to act as the centre point that waves of energy reverberate from creating a sense of floating and weightlessness.
AM: For you, short form is limiting/challenging/as usual ?
NTW: I don’t feel as though the short window of time will diminish the meaning of the work. So much of the meaning in this project is about brief and ephemeral movements so I find the time given will work well.
AM: How does it feel to be a young live arts graduate ?
NTW: I feel connected to the community and facilities of the institution I graduated from. The work I did there is essential to my own continuation of my practice. The contemporary dance program at Concordia has enabled me to create various works that I long to put out into the professional world either as there original or a new variation. My stirring ambitions to deliver this work to the public on a wider scale feels very liberating to me. I find that most of my work is accessible to create feeling of familiarity with all members of the public. My creative process is largely based in the experiences of my own life along with the experiences of others I work with. I strive to capture the essence of what i means to be human, and in so doing the work become very causal experience for spectators. I believe this to be a sacred and very important element for my work to bring to the public.
AM: A wisdom tought?
NTW: Easy come easy go.