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Hsiao-Mei Ho

Taiwan

Grants Awarded

1990 | Dance | United States

to complete a program of study in dance and choreography leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, during 1990-91.

Events

Performance / Taiwan

MeimageDance - New Paradise of Silent Island

May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Praised as “the master of creating surrealist imagination,” Hsiao-Mei Ho is the highly attention-attracting Taiwanese female choreographer, and her works are imbued with rich imagery and humanistic reflection. Selected and integrated from the various images of Ho’s previous works, New Paradise of Silent Island is a collective creation with the spirit of Taiwanese cosplay. Ho’s dance creates a golden ukiyo-e from the hybridization of the sense of Taiwan and the foreign, presenting a metaphor of modern society where gaudiness and loneliness are juxtaposed with the puppet aesthetics of Barbie dolls. The strong local art style stands out among other contemporary dance works in Taiwan. 

New Paradise of Silent Island combines local Taiwanese cultural symbols with observations of social genders, and faithfully portrays the world in a time of change with ingenious surreal techniques. Blurring the boundary between reality and creation, the choreographer resonates with the audience deeply in a frame-breaking and interactive way, inviting them to wander around the stage under a diverse and chaos atmosphere of Taiwanese temple fairs. 

 

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Grantee: Hsiao-Mei Ho

Performance / Taiwan

New Paradise of Silent Island

May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018

"The New Island of Meshima" reinterprets the contemporary experimentation of traditional culture with theatrical dance. This work, which was rated as “representing the world and being highly representative of Taiwan,” is a classic that tells Taiwan’s traditional elements in the modern language of the theatre, integrates Taiwan’s native cultural symbols and observations of gender, and draws profound traction. 

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Grantee: Hsiao-Mei Ho