Beyond Time

2011 Taiwan / 2012 Hong Kong / 2014 Belgium / 2015 China, France / 2016 China, Singapore / 2017 Italy
With the power of man as the main component, through the technical realization of theatre technology, U-Theatre expresses aptly the relationship between “man” and “universe” in Beyond Time.
The whole performance uses imaging technology to construct a more distinct three-dimensional and multi-layer stage as well as a virtual 4D space through the use of projection and mirrored floors. Light is projected to create a contrast between “substance” and “void”, bringing the audience and performers to enter together a “universe of time and space”.
In this performance, some dance movements simulate that of the planets in the solar system. Regarding the drum playing, U-Theatre departs from the traditional styles of drum playing by having the performers carry the drums on their backs and use their bodies to convey the sounds, creating rhythm with tempo.
To comprehend the limits of life and break away from the shackles of time, life seekers – Director Liu Ruo-Yu and Music Director Huang Chih-Chun lead U-Theatre to explore with you what lies “beyond time”.
Scene
1. A Downpour
2. Refection of the Moon on a Thousand Rivers
3. Wading through the Air
4. The Eclipse
5. The Vortex
6. BeyondTime
Creative Team
Artistic Director│Liu Ruo-Yu
Music Director│Huang Chih-Chun
Set/Lighting Design│Lin Keh-Hua
Video Designer│Hsu Yi-Chun
Costume Design│Tim Yip
Calligrapher│Hsu Yong-Chin