Fevervine Dance Theatre“Spirited Away of Tainan”
In Showa period, young public school girl Lin accidentally walked into the reign of gods who rule old Tainan City. How did she manage to stop the fighting between the gods with support of Nezha? How did a car scare away Nezha? How did Leizhenzi start a game with an aircraft? How did a stone turtle become the Goddess Turtle in Baoan Temple?
Fevervine Dance Theatre loves to tell the stories happened in Old Tainan City. Based on the novel made by a novelist Khoo Ping-ting, it presents a folk theatre which combines literature, folklore religion, local legend, dance, Taiwanese Puppetry as well as the street and alley of Tainan City. This play also transforms Japanese colonial era historical architecture Butokuden into a fantasy space for "Spirited Away of Tainan" to match with the idea of "city as a theatre stage" promoted by Tainan Arts Festival.
Fevervine is a local plant of Taiwan. The intention of the dance theatre using fevervine as its name is to express its expectation on making productions that based on everyday life.
Recently, Fevervine Dance Theatre has focused on making production with the theme on the landscape and culture of Tainan. For example, "Modern Showa, Tainan Love Song" is a production based on family story of its art director which had told a story about a Taiwanese family crossed Japanese colonial and post war era. "Hai An Meng Hua Lu" presented Taiwanese traditional folk art- The Twelve Pochie Array with a mixture of rave, electronic music and white gloves. "Ukyio-e of Old Tainan City" is a production using four seasons to reflect the thought of a geisha which had been published on newspapers in Japanese colonial era. "The Landscape Painting of Old Tainan City" is a series performance meant to present the local culture of Tainan. The series for literature and dance theatre vividly presented the rhythm of Tainan culture. It will keep making productions focus on the inner spirit of Old Tainan City. With field work studies, it is going to present and represent the past, present and future of Old Tainan City.
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