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Huang Yi

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Texas debut and premiere

Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch,” Huang Yi is a Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, and inventor creating partnership between humans and robots. In Ink, Yi and audio-visual innovator Ryoichi Kurokawa dismantle and reconstruct the lines from a hundred artworks in renowned calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze’s Silent Music series. Exploring textures of movement, sound, visual art, and space, Yi and his dancers perform alongside an industrial robot he programmed. Mixing movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create dance that corresponds with the flow of data, Ink makes each performer, whether human or machine, a dancing instrument.

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