LEI DANCE THEATER

“Lei Dance Theater” was actually inspirited by the name of “Hsin-Lei Dance Company”, which was founded in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, we averagely create 1 or 2 works every year. We are trying hard to create a kind of art that owns our unique style and form. However, we don’t limit our works in eastern or western forms, because we are still trying to find the best way to tell our stories. Our created works include ancient Chinese legendary tales such as “Journey to the West” in 2012 and “The White Snake” in 2013, “Travel through Time” in 2014 or Western classic fairy tales like “The Dreams” in 2013 and “The Villains” in 2015. In addition, we also tried to explore the deeper culture value of Taiwan and collect the beautiful sceneries of Taiwan, and to express it through dancer’s body; therefore, we made “Hello Taiwan” in 2015. Back then, it was more of our experimental phase, however, through various experiments, we have finally get to the point that we indeed find our own unique dance form and style, which only belongs to “Lei Dance Theater.”

 

In 2016, “Lei Dance Theater” has finally come to life. The combination of the three words in Chinese, 艸雨田, makes the word “Lei”, which comes from Hsin-Lei s Lei, to commemorate Hsin-Lei Dance Company’s founder, Professor Yu-Ying Wang. Being the Executive Director and Producer of “Lei Dance Theater”, Alison Liu always has a faith to enhance her mother’s dance education ideals as well as last her mother’s enthusiasm about classic folk dance. Alison Liu, therefore, has made up her mind that she wants to create a professional dance group in her home town, Hsin-Chu.

 

After seven years education in USA, graduating from Tepper Business School in Carnegie Mellon University and getting Master of Art degree in Taipei National University of the Arts in 2018, Alison Liu has worked hard on bridging the connection between “dance education” and “dance creation.” She is good at integrating all resources she has got, and making Lei Dance Theater a place where gathers a group of young artists who regard being professional performers as their career goal.

 

“Lei Dance Theater” is not only producing art works every year, but also working hard to develop our own training techniques to train our performers. It is also a place that uses various methods to train dancers to convey messages through their body movements. Currently, there are 18 great dancers in Lei Dance Theater, age from 18 to 32. Our training program is very rigorous, besides working with choreographers, dancers all have to take ballet, modern, and all kinds of Chinese classic and folk dance courses in order for their body to be acceptable for all possibilities. Lei Dance Theater has tried extremely hard to gather great choreographers and artists working together. While we attempt to create new dance movements, we care to preserve the original spirit of folk dance. Through our work, it’s not just simple choreography; it’s more about what we want to say to the society, to the world, we try to talk through performer’s body movements, using the most fundamental tool, our body, to tell stories.

 

Because we believe that while we are going oversea further and further, we still have to keep our Taiwanese’s pride and individuality. Now we produce at least 1 complete new work every year, our audience is also increasing day by day. We will keep working harder and harder to let our works be seen by more people, by the world.

Performance Database

2019

01/19     《Impressions of Our Hometown》performed in National Taichung Theater

2018

12/15-16《Impressions of Our Hometown》performed in National Performing Art Center Experimental Lab

11/17-18 《Impressions of Our Hometown》performed in Hsin-chu County Experimental Lab

11/09 《Impressions of Our Hometown》performed in Hsinchu City Performing Arts Center

2017

08/26,09/03 《Fairy Tales》 performed in Taipei Fringe Festival

09/01 《Fairy Tales》 performed in Hsinchu Ball Lab

2016

11   FrankensteinRevised Version in Hsinchu County Performing Arts Center

09   FrankensteinDebut in Hsinchu City Performing Arts Center

08   Hello Taiwanperformed in North & South California in the United States.

01   Hello Taiwanin Hsinchu County Performing Arts Center

2015

12   Hello Taiwaninvtied to Forest Performing Arts Center in Zhudong Township

10   Hello TaiwanDebut in Hsinchu City Performing Arts Center

08   Invited to Singapore Art Festival

03   Travel through Timein National Chiao Tung University Arts Center

2014

11   Travel through TimeCampus Performance in NeiHu Primary School

10   Travel through TimeDebut in Hsinchu County Performing Arts Center

09   Macau and Fuk-Kien Culture Art Festival

01   The White Snakein Hsinchu County Performing Arts Center

2013

11   Journey to the WestCampus Performance in Beimen Primary School

09    Invited to Japan to perform in International Art Festival in Osaka and Okayama

08   The White SnakeDebut in Hsinchu City Performing Arts Center

2012

12   Journey to the Westinvtied to Forest Performing Arts Center in Zhudong Township

08   Journey to the WestDebut in Hsinchu City Performing Arts Center

Our Team

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ALISON LIU

Executive Director and Producer

 

Taipei National University of the Arts

MA in Dance Education


Carnegie Mellon University

BA in Business Management & Theater (Directing)

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REN-JO WANG

Art Consultant

 

Ateneo De Manila University

PhD in Art Education


Ateneo De Manila University

MA in Art Education

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LILY YANG

Dramaturge

 

Taipei National University of the Arts


Niversité Paris VIII

PhD in Drama

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EDISON LIU

Financial Director

 

National Changhua University of Education

BA in Accounting

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MING-FENG LIU

Administrative Director

 

National Taiwan University of Sports

BA in Dance

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ARIEL HSU

Stage Manager

 

National Taiwan University of Sports

MFA in Dance

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SALLY HUANG

Administrative Manager

 

National Taiwan University of Sports

BA in Dance

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KERRY HUANG

Backstage Manger

 

National Taiwan University of Sports

BA in Dance

Artists

LIN-LIN YANG | Artist

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YI-CHUAN LU | Artist

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CHU-YING KU | Artist

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ALISHA CHOU | Artist

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NICKEY CHU | Artist

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ASKA HUANG | Artist

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Performers

Dancers

Alisha Chou

Alisha Chou

Dancer
Nickey Chu

Nickey Chu

Dancer
Aska Huang

Aska Huang

Dancer
Sally Huang

Sally Huang

Dancer
Jessica Tsai

Jessica Tsai

Dancer
Alice Su

Alice Su

Dancer
Maple Lin

Maple Lin

Dancer
Cindy Lu

Cindy Lu

Dancer
Anita Su

Anita Su

Dancer
Ruby Li

Ruby Li

Dancer
Maggie Fan

Maggie Fan

Dancer
Mandy Tseng

Mandy Tseng

Dancer
Joy Chen

Joy Chen

Dancer
Becky Chen

Becky Chen

Dancer
Jessica Su

Jessica Su

Dancer
Betty Peng

Betty Peng

Dancer
Lina Huang

Lina Huang

Dancer
David Li

David Li

Dancer