Mending Dance Theater
新秩序藍色星期一 / A New Order: The Blue Monday
「藍色星期一」，從字面你會想到什麼？藍色：憂鬱的；星期一：每週上班的第一天，Blue Monday， 是吧？
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The 2018 Mending Dance Theater – the street dance x modern dance x innovative storyline
[A New Order: The Blue Monday]
Our dialog on the boat
The direction to the warm house
Back then, there is a youth
Who has no garden in his heart
Detests the take of growing up
Drive the loneliness out of the midsummer night
Toss up the body
We have the color of time
Or perhaps a sense of loss
But listen to the rhythm of life
Cross over the unfamiliarity
Ponder on what prompts me to continue chasing
Where do I go from here?
The Blue Monday, Monday, something the modernites need to confront of the physical and psychological anxiety
The “Blue Monday”, what do you conjure up from the words? Blue: it is trepidation; Monday: the first of the workweek, so the Blue Monday, perhaps it is?
“A New Order: The Blue Monday” is a joint collaboration between Taiwanese choreographer Jhu Wei-ting and independent musician Bai Shui who combine the street dance with the modern dance art to tell a dance story, and to create an unparalleled humanity philosophy and dextral ambience.
The dance work features Jhu Wei-ting’s life enlightenment and the performers “the Mending Blue Squad’s” life storytelling creativity as the storyline blueprint, to describe the youth of varied facets, their choices and burdens amid the social evolution process, as if a dance philosopher traversing in life’s field with inner sanctum chaos, fracture and detachment, pursuing for a new order in the subject of life, and as if a modern lifestyle, differing from the people’s value standard, aiming to unleashing a space for listening.
The Mending Dance Theater, long been upholding a strong emotion since its inception, has since 2010 dedicated to exploring innovative bodily texture, through which to create brand-new forms, and its current performance integrating the modern dance, street dance, innovative storyline and a diverse yet dissimilar linguistic textual integration for harboring new linguistic elements invites the audience to jointly explore the hardship and struggle when faced with life in one’s journey of life simply by listening to the lonesome heart and a major life event that living is not as easy as it seems.