The inaugural Asia-Connect residency has been one of the most significant studio events for 2019. Taiwanese artist, Chien Wei Wu travelled from Taipei to spend two weeks in residence at the Dance Hub. During his time here he also conducted workshop for both Primary and Secondary students.
Wu’s showing of his work ‘Invivisible’ in early August was received with acclaim by the audience attending and highlighted the benefits of bringing international artists to Adelaide.
Chien Wei Wu is Artistic Director and founder of Tussock Dance Theatre. He was born in Nantou, Taiwan and graduated from National Taipei University of Arts.
Chien-Wei first learned dance at the age of 15 and has since studied under Prof. LO Men-Fei. ZHANG Xiao-Xiong. After working full time with the Taipei Crossover Dance Company and Compagnie Käfig, he worked as a freelancer focusing on performance, choreography, theater and photography.
In 2013 and 2014, he founded The Tussock Dance Theater and was nominated by Taishin Arts Awards for its first work ”Two Bodies” and second work ”The Time”.
He has participated in mny dance festivals and events including: the OzAsia Festival, the Biennale of the Dance of Lyon, the Montpellier Dance Festival, Performing Taiwan, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, George Town Festival, Hong Kong Dance Festival, Hong Kong × Taipei Dance Exchange in 2012, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, Beijing Dance Forward, Beijing Fringe Festival, Cross-Strait City Festival of Beijing, Guangdong Dance Festival and the Singapore Arts Festival
Choreographer & performer: Chien Wei Wu
AV operator: Alexander Waite Mitchell
Technical Services: BENFX & Felicity Arts
Stage Manager & Lighting Operator: Chanel Duval