Young Taiwanese Artists Present Multi-disciplinary Performance Alliance at Studio Theater at Strathmore 4/13-4/14, 2019

Young Taiwanese artist Ivy Chow, Director and Founder of I.C. Movement Project (ICMP), together with Taiwanese musicians Winnie Lan-In Yang, Tzu-yi Zoe Chen and Andy Lin, brings Alliance to life with live music and dance, sharing the stage on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Strathmore Music Center-Studio Theater at Strathmore.

Alliance is a deeply personal show for Ivy Chow, as she explores her relationships with ballet, friendships, love, her ethnicity as a Taiwanese American and her journey to parenthood. When Ivy Chow first heard Ms. Winnie Lan-In Yang's creation of Dancing Dream, Astrologique and Ballade,- she was instantly inspired to choreograph a new work set to live music. This collaborative concept came to fruition when Ms. Yang agreed to perform with ICMP stating, “When I was asked by choreographer Ivy Chow to have my compositions become part of a music and dance collaboration, I was thrilled! I believe that both the dancers and the musicians will generate a seamless union of these two art forms and will undoubtedly create an unforgettable experience for audience and performers alike.” Expanding the vision of intertwining live music and dance, Ivy Chow accompanies Winnie Lan-In Yang with other internationally known musicians: Tzu-yi Zoe Chen on piano, Andy Lin playing viola and violin, and Molly Jones on cello. The talented I.C. Movement Project dance artists that join them are Matthew August, Katherine Creed, Molly Kate Dalton, Kelly Fisher, Therese Gahl, Patrick Green, Colleen Kerwin, and Kyoko Ruch.  

The works of the evening also explore George Bolcom's Garden of Eden and Ferrucio Busoni’s Duettino Concerto based on the finale of Mozart's concerto in F major - both performed live with two Steinway pianos, generously donated by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States. Other works reinterpreted by composer Winnie Lan-In Yang include some of Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao’s works and some famous songs previously performed by Taiwanese pop star Teresa Teng.

Using art as a vehicle, Alliance drives a powerful message on how mixed cultures can coexist to create something beautiful. The fusion of classical and contemporary dance and music will leave audiences feeling hopeful, united and loved.

ALLIANCE Performance Information:

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

Strathmore Music Center - Studio Theater at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Running time: 60 minutes

Tickets visit https://icmovementprojectalliance.bpt.me.

Photo Credit: EnMotion Photograph