This stylish film by Nai-Hsuan Yang’s Les Petites Choses Production springs from a live show inspired by The Romance etc one of the classics of Chinese literature. The five cast members originally played a handful of godly and uniquely gifted characters. Now, in this artful digital adaptation of the stage performance, those five divine beings have merged with the people who portray them. Beautifully moody and yet strong, the film shows how dancers deal with their bodies and minds during an extraordinary moment in global society – a time when we may well need a new breed of heroes.

‘This is 14 minutes of wonderful dance.’
‘There are rich densely layered choreographed pieces which would be virtually impossible to reproduce on a dance studio floor and the use of video here has built upon and enriched the viewer’s experience.’
‘This is worth watching more than once and with the sound as high as you can get. The music is integral to this theatre and is a perfect accompaniment.’
by Garry Platt - EdinburghGuide.com ★★★★

‘Yang has transformed her 40-minute stage fusion of martial arts, contemporary dance and hip hop into a handsome 14-minute work that’s very much towards the ‘screendance’ end of the spectrum.’
‘There’s a graceful intensity in the martial arts infused movement of all the dancers, although the scenes with Chen Yi-ju (陳薏如) on a rooftop are especially powerful.’
by David Meed - SeeingDance

‘Staged in spaces that sit between the domestic and mythic, FIGHTERS blends hip-hop and contemporary styles to create an entertaining new depiction of heroism, which many people will recognise after the past year of pandemic-life.’ by Saoirse Anton - Sitting on The Fourth Wall

‘Originally a stage show, this digital version adds great humour and imaginative visual effects’
‘Despite the necessity of social distancing, their individual moves are skilfully choreographed to work as a whole. Fierce facial expressions and stylized moves express their inner as well as physical strength as they fight their internal and extrernal demons.’
by Stephanie Green - Broadway Baby ★★★

‘I found the piece to have endless meanings which can be down to your own interpretation.’ by Nia Powell - A Younger Theatre

Les Petites Choses Production

Founded in February 2015, Les Petites Choses Production is a contemporary dance company which is a collective of 12 contemporary and street dancers and one strategy designer led by the Artistic Director Nai-Hsuan Yang. The company has strived to work with diverse artists to create inspirational performances and activities. We have also been dedicated to community engagement with the creation of the ‘Monday School’ with the vision of dance and ‘Art is for everyone’.

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Photo credit:Les Petites Choses Production / Jyong-jhe Huang




Performance Info

Title

Taiwan Season: FIGHTERS

Genre

Contemporary, Dance

Time

Aug. 6th (FRI) - 29th (SUN) Watch on Demand

Venue

Summerhall Online

Duration

15min

Price

£5.00

Notice

Suggested for ages 5+

Artistic and Creative Team

Artistic Director

Nai-Hsuan Yang

Choreographer

Nai-Hsuan Yang & Dancers

Dancers

Yu-Hsun Pan, Pei-Rung Chu, Le Shen, Ho-Chien Chang, Yi-Ju Chen

Storyteller

Chi-Kai Hsu

Costume Designer

Po-Chen Lin

Composer

Sam-Seng-Hiàn-Gē

Photographer

Pi-Tzu Liu

Dramaturgy

Yun-Cheng Chen

Rehearsal Director

Yi-En Chen

Movement Adviser

Su-Lien Lin

Peking Opera Movement Adviser

Shin-Wei Yeh

Calligrapher

Chih-Chung Chen

Company Manager

Hsin-Ning Chen

Script Translator

Chai-Ju Shen

 

Film Director

Phebe Wu

Film Producer

Kam-Tao Colin Ip

Director of Photography

Yo-Young Chuang

Camera Crew

Yu-Jie Lin, Wei-Yeh Nick Lin

Gaffer

Hippo Sung

Best Boy

Li-Hao Shiao

Editor

Phebe Wu

Colorist

Chloe Yu | Huemove Studio

VFX

Vito Lee

Watch Party

Hosted by Summerhall’s programming team via Zoom, this post-show discussion offers you the chance to find out more about the production, hear from the artists about the ideas behind the show, and ask your own questions. Free event. RSVP required in advance.

Time

Aug. 19th (THU) 14:00 - 14:45

Venue

Summerhall Online

Meet the Artists

Taiwan Season: Fighters & Taiwan Season: Touchdown

Review

EdinburghGuide.com ★★★★

‘This is 14 minutes of wonderful dance.’
‘There are rich densely layered choreographed pieces which would be virtually impossible to reproduce on a dance studio floor and the use of video here has built upon and enriched the viewer’s experience.’
‘This is worth watching more than once and with the sound as high as you can get. The music is integral to this theatre and is a perfect accompaniment.’ by Garry Platt
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SeeingDance

‘Yang has transformed her 40-minute stage fusion of martial arts, contemporary dance and hip hop into a handsome 14-minute work that’s very much towards the ‘screendance’ end of the spectrum. ’
‘There’s a graceful intensity in the martial arts infused movement of all the dancers, although the scenes with Chen Yi-ju (陳薏如) on a rooftop are especially powerful.’
‘It’s all superbly edited by film director Wu Hsiao-lu (吳曉蘆), who makes very effective use of split screens, close-ups, and shots from overhead and below.’ by David Meed
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Sitting on The Fourth Wall

‘Staged in spaces that sit between the domestic and mythic, FIGHTERS blends hip-hop and contemporary styles to create an entertaining new depiction of heroism, which many people will recognise after the past year of pandemic-life.’ by Saoirse Anton
Read more...

Broadway Baby ★★★

‘Originally a stage show, this digital version adds great humour and imaginative visual effects’
‘Despite the necessity of social distancing, their individual moves are skilfully choreographed to work as a whole. Fierce facial expressions and stylized moves express their inner as well as physical strength as they fight their internal and extrernal demons.’ by Stephanie Green
Read more...

A Younger Theatre

‘I found the piece to have endless meanings which can be down to your own interpretation.’ by Nia Powell
Read more...