Dramaturgy

Trance (demo, 2019) 

by Tianzhuo Chen @ M Woods, Beijing 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

In Trance, Tianzhuo Chen creates an ephemeral temple that is informed by imagined futures, a techno-futuristique present as well as mind-expanding animistic rituals and practices. In a performance that spans over the duration of 12 hours and within 6 chapters, a group of musicians and performers hallucinates themselves into a state of trance, yearning for transcendence while declaring spiritual activism. Cultural ciphers collide, are mashed up and spitted out as globally informed rites and acts. 

Taking Trance as the starting point, M WOODS invites audiences to immerse themselves in the world of Tianzhuo Chen: in his rebellion against cultural monotony and stereotypical interpretation, and in his persistent search for sincere, genuine modes of expression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR Tianzhuo Chen

DRAMATURGY Petra Poelzl, Johannes Maile

CHOREOGRAPHY Ylva Falk

PERFORMANCE & MUSIC Bidjé de Rosa, Ican Harem, Khng Khan, Lavinia Vago,

Lisette Ros, Ndoho Ange, Omid Tabari, Siko Setyanto, Ylva Falk, City, Dis Fig,

Felix-Florian Todtloff, ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT partner in crime

COSTUME Windowsen, Yusuke Washimi

LIGHT Akihiko Tanida

SOUND Sho Moriyama

STUDIO MANAGEMENT & ASSISTANCE Ren Xingxing, Xiao Xiaxi

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