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Weekender: Foggy thinking, smoke effects cloud ‘Dream Illusion Bubble Shadow’

Taipei Dance Forum’s collaboration with Zuni Icosahedron left many in the audience feeling sorry for the dancers

By Diane Baker  /  Staff reporter

Over the years, the TIFA programmers have invited foreign companies, directors or choreographers to collaborate with local troupes. Some productions have been outstanding, such as French choreographer Mourad Merzouki joining forces with London-based Taiwanese fashion designer Johan Ku (古又文) for 2012’s Yo Gee Ti (有機體). There have been a few almost great pairings, such U-Theatre (優劇場) and US director Robert Wilson 2010 show, 1433 — The Grand Voyage (鄭和1433). And there have been misses. Dream Illusion Bubble Shadow falls into the last category.

Dance Forum Taipei and Zuni plan to take the show to Hong Kong. Woo will undoubtedly have to make some changes to take into account the stage differences. Hopefully, his tinkering will improve the production.

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