RHYTHM OF CALLIGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY OF INK
Colours is the brand new production by U-Theatre’s artistic director Liu Ruo-Yu and music director Huang Chih-Chun. With the colorful paintings of Ke Shu-Ling projected on stage, Colours presents the best of U-Theatre’s art and multi-media projection.
The creation of Colours come from the calligraphy work Lao Chuang by calligrapher Dong Yangzi. In the calligraphy work music director Huang Chih-Chun had felt the rhythm and tempo of calligraphy and further explored the philosophy of ink: “From the ink the five colors are equipped, and the colors will end in ink.” Therefore, the music of drums, gongs, and cymbals creates the music style of Colours.
Artistic director Liu Ruo-yu used the Tai-chi training of the artists, the twirling and sinking movements of Tai-Chi to create different style from the past works.
The stage design is also a collaboration of painter Ke Shu-Ling, stage and lighting designer Lin Keh-Hua, video and projection designer Eason Wang, and costume designer Fu Tze-Ching. With the projection, the performance is to make a presentation of Chuang-Tze philosophy through the “substance” and “void” on stage.
1. Great form has no shape
2. Wings are all around sky
3. Cook was cutting up a bullock
4. Chung Chou, dream I was a butterfly
5. Tao is hidden and nameless
Colours Creative Team
Artistic Director: Liu Ruo-Yu
Music Director: Huang Chih-Chun
Collaboration of Painter: Ke Shu-Ling
Calligrapher: Dong Yangzi
Set / Lighting Design: Lin Keh-Hua
Costume Design: Fu Tze-Ching
Video Designer: Eason Wang