Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company“To Be Present Or Not”Immersive Dance Theater
As an immersive theatre, the performance transforms the audience from outsiders to participants; therefore, the audience take part in and complete the work with professional dancers. "To Be Present or Not" is discussing about the eternal topic of existence and presence.
Should presence be defined physically or mentally? The audience will be led by the dancers of Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company, take part in the performance and experience three magical rooms decorated by choreographer Lo Wen-chun, projection mapping artist Hsu Chih-ming and fiber installation artist on a certain floor in The Place Tainan.
Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company has received grants from the Ministry of Culture since 2007. The founder of the troupe is Atayal dancer Ku Chiu-mei. Its art director since 1998 is Lo Wen-chin who received a master degree in dance from University of Illinois. Its executive director and producer is Lo Wen-chun who received a master degree from Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University. They lead the company together, actively explore the possibility of contemporary dance with theatre related art professionals. They aim to break through the existing ways of choreography, the concept of performance and production module. Its productions show its experimental spirit as well as the pursuit of exquisite and excellence.