Esplanade Presents

Dance | Workshop

Start from the Body: Body Movement Workshop

Chou Shu-yi (Taiwan)

17 Feb 2024, Sat, 4pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio (Meeting Point: Theatre Studio, Level 4, 15mins before start time)

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Photo Credit: Chen Chang-Chih
Photo Credit: Etang Chen

Taiwanese choreographer Chou Shu-yi conducts a workshop focusing on the exploration of body movements and improvisation, as well as how different physical conditions can come together.    


Taiwan theatre practitioner, Cheng Chih-chung, will also participate in this sharing session.  


Limited slots available. Pre-registration is required and applicants should meet one of the following criteria:   

  • Practising dance professionals, or 

  • Full-time dance students, aged 15 and above, or 

  • Dancers with a few years of dance experience, or 

  • People with physical performance experience


This is an inclusive workshop and we welcome people with disabilities who have physical performance experience.  


Successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days to purchase tickets for this workshop. 


Dance a Dance from My Body, choreographed by Chou Shu-yi, will be taking place on 23 & 24 February. Get your tickets now!


Pre-registration is required.

Admission Age:
15 and above.
Language: Mandarin (with simple English translation if required)
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Artist Information

Chou Shu-yi

Chou Shu-yi has been an Artist-in Residence at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) since 2020. Chou is also the curator of Taiwan Dance Platform, a programme based in southern Taiwan, which aims to serve as a point of connection for contemporary dance in Asia. Using dance as a language to communicate with the world, Chou focuses on the relationships between humans and society. In his creations, he harnesses the power of cross-disciplinary collaborations to express the public nature of arts. 


Between 2022 and 2024, he also initiated the Bolero in Kaohsiung project, bringing dance performances out of the theatre setting and into the community, and at the same time, nurturing the next generation of dancers in Taiwan.


Cheng Chih-chung

Born in 1969, Cheng Chih-chung was diagnosed with poliomyelitis in 1973. He is currently the resident playwright and director of Oz Theatre Company. He performed in many important productions, including 1949 if 6 was 9 and Knock on Heaven’s Door by Théâtre du Point Aveugle, 30 People: No Reading by Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group and Rainbow Factory by the Riverbed Theatre. The works he wrote and directed for the Oz Theatre Company include Spring-First Episode of Road to Brightness Trilogy and A Wordless Drama 2012.  

Date & Time

17 Feb 2024, Sat


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Tickets & Prices
Price $28

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