[中][ENG]促進亞洲舞蹈跨文化合作及理解 雲門《半身相》作為案例 Promoting Cross-cultural Collaboration and Understanding in Asian


(左起)陳武康與皮歇.克朗淳 (From Left) Chen Wu-kang and Pichet Klunchun ; 《半身相》之官方宣傳照 Official Promotional Photos of Behalf

西九文化區於2017年發起探索成立亞洲地區舞蹈網絡的可行之途,經過接近兩年的研究,今年5月Asia Network For Dance (AND+網絡) 正式在港啟動。西九文化區管理局表演藝術主管(舞蹈)、AND+ 2018-19 聯合召集人陳頌瑛介紹,AND+旨在聯結、發展與加強亞洲地區的舞蹈實踐,架構上摒棄層級和會員制,追求信息的自由流動與不同地區同業的平等合作。她看到的是亞洲舞蹈界正面臨重重挑戰,其中跟亞洲多元的文化背景有關。今年五月由西九舉辦的製作人網絡會議及論壇(PNMF)的分組會議中,AND+的成員及亞洲舞蹈業界聚首一堂,討論跨文化合作的例子,當中的挑戰和機遇。


In 2017, the West Kowloon Cultural District (West Kowloon) initiated a discussion about the feasible ways to form a new Asian dance network. After nearly two years of study, the Asia Network for Dance (AND+) was founded in Hong Kong in May 2018. Anna CY Chan, Head of Dance at West Kowloon and AND+ Co-Convener 2018 – 2019, said that AND+ aims to connect, develop and strengthen contemporary practice in dance within Asia. Seeking free flow of information and equal collaboration among fellow dance practitioners from different areas, the network has no hierarchical structure and membership system. She notices the present challenges of the Asian dance scene and some of them are related to the diverse cultures of Asia. In the breakout sessions at the Producer’s Network Meeting & Forum (PNMF) organized by West Kowloon in May 2018, members of AND+ met with dance professionals in Asia to discuss cases of cross-cultural collaboration as well as challenges and opportunities they presented.


AND+ 核心小組 AND+ core group; 圖片由西九文化區管理局提供 Photo Provided by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

AND+啟動 迎接亞洲舞蹈界各種挑戰

AND+ kicks off to embrace challenges for Asian dance scene


西九文化區管理局先後於2017年5月、2017年11月及2018年2月在香港、印尼雅加達及日本橫濱,帶領亞洲地區舞蹈界同業開會商討網絡的目標、願景及合作方式。


Leading dance professionals in Asia into discussing the vision, mission and means of collaboration of the network, several meetings were held in Hong Kong (May 2017), Jakarta, Indonesia (November 2017) and Yokohama, Japan (February 2018) by West Kowloon.



陳頌瑛認為,亞洲舞蹈界正面對重重挑戰,其一,亞洲地域廣闊,有著多元而迥異的語言、歷史、地理和文化,在藝術創作上必然要思考如何面對不同的文化傳統、觀眾需求與實踐差異,「哪怕我們都生活在亞洲,我們對旁邊的地區仍然瞭解甚少」;其二,「當代」一詞有多重含義與多種詮釋方式,需要在不同文化語境中深入地再探索;其三,亞洲地區專門為舞蹈而設的場館少之又少。由此,同業之間的深入交流與資源共享顯得尤為重要。AND+的設立初衷正源於此。


Chan believes that the Asian dance scene is facing various challenges. First of all, Asia is a vast area encompassing diverse languages, histories, geographies, and cultures. How to deal with different traditions, audience demands and varying practices are necessary issues to be considered in artistic creation. ‘We know little about our surrounding regions even though we live in Asia’; secondly, there are multiple meanings and interpretations for “contemporary” that we need to explore it in more depth in different cultural contexts; thirdly, dedicated venues for dance within Asia are scarce. Exchange and resource sharing among fellow dance practitioners, therefore, are of utmost importance. This is exactly how the idea of AND+ was brewed up.



回顧過往的幾次會議,2017年的香港會議初步定出六個大方向,敲定之後兩次會議日程並建立了工作小組;2017年的印尼會議則落實了未來三大目標,並實行「mapping exercise」,讓成員分享、瞭解亞洲的舞蹈地圖,短時間內羅列該地區各種藝術節、駐留項目、網絡平台及資助機構的信息;2018年的橫濱會議落實了網絡的名稱、使命及架構。至今年五月AND+正式啟動,正式公佈其目標為:一,分享業界知識及資訊;二,擴展及加強連繫舞蹈專業人員;三,提升舞蹈在亞洲地區及國際間的可見度。


Reviewing the results of past meetings, that the Hong Kong meeting held in 2017 preliminarily identified six key directions, set out itineraries of the forthcoming two meetings and established a task force; the Indonesian meeting in 2017 confirmed three major goals and implemented the “mapping exercise”, a practice to list information about dance festivals, residency programmes, networks and funding platforms of the regions within a short period of time, for members to share and learn about the dance maps in Asia; and the 2018 Yokohama meeting confirmed the name, vision and missions and framework of the network. AND+ was inaugurated in May 2018 with three official goals announced: To share knowledge and information; to expand connections for dance professionals, and to strengthen the visibility of dance within and beyond Asia.



至於網絡的運作方式,陳頌瑛表示,希望摒棄由上至下或由下至上的組織層級,打造橫向組織,重視平等開放與分享。來自不同地區的舞蹈專業人員組成了AND+的核心小組,以3年為任期,負責分享資訊、向藝術家與製作人推廣AND+,以及幫AND+連結其他網絡等。今年5月的第一次核心小組會議,開設了AND+的facebook帳號外,也敲定了未來的數次會議,將先後在高雄/台北、墨爾本、新加坡/吉隆坡、橫濱、雅加達、邦加羅爾及上海舉行,並確定了每次會議的召集人。


Regarding the operation of the network, Chan said that they want to abandon the top-down or bottom-up hierarchy and set up a horizontal organization attaching great importance to equality, openness, and sharing. A core group of AND+ was formed by dance professionals from various regions with a tenure of three years. The group is responsible for disseminating information, promoting AND+ to artists and producers and to facilitate connections between AND+ and other networks. At the first meeting of the core group held in this May, group members agreed upon that the several upcoming meetings will be held in Kaohsiung/Taipei, Melbourne, Singapore/Kuala Lumpur, Yokohama, Jakarta, Bangalore and Shanghai and they also confirmed the convener of each meeting, in addition to creating an AND+ Facebook account.



「所有這一切都源於我們熱愛舞蹈,想要做得更多。」陳頌瑛說。參與的製作人們則就AND+的目標及願景展開分組討論,探討AND+如何能運作得更好,以及網絡將如何實質上幫助參與者及其作品的發展。之後一天的計劃分享環節,來自不同地區的製作人分享不同的舞蹈項目詳情,討論藝術創作、觀眾參與、舞蹈社群的發展等方面。


“All these are grown from our passion for dance that we are propelled to do more,” said Chan. Producers participating at the meeting engaged in group discussions on the goals and vision of AND+, a better operation of the network and how it can actually benefit participating dance professionals and their works. In the program sharing session on the next day, producers from different areas shared details of their dance projects and had discussions about art making, audience engagement, and development of dance communities, etc…


PNMF中舞蹈分舞分組對話 Dance Parallel Session of PNMF: Dance Forum Issue in Presenting Artistic Transnational Collaboration & Co-Production Work; 圖片由西九文化區管理局提供 Photo Provided by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


雲門牽線提供資源 促成台泰藝術家合作

Cloud Gate provides resources to bring about Taiwan-Thailand artist collaboration


AND+嘗試連接亞洲不同地區的藝術家和製作人,發展跨文化的舞蹈實驗,不同文化背景的編舞家如何切入對方的創作世界,又如何向不同文化背景的觀眾展現其作品?由台灣雲門劇場牽線,台灣舞者陳武康與泰國舞者皮歇.克朗淳所合作的《半身相》正是一個絕佳的案例。

AND+ tries linking up artists and producers from different areas of Asia to develop cross-cultural dance experiments. How do choreographers of different cultural backgrounds get into one another’s creative worlds? And how do they present their works to audiences of distinct cultural backgrounds? Behalf, a collaboration between the Taiwan choreographer Chen Wu-kang and the Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun which is facilitated by Cloud Gate Theatre, is an exemplary case to illustrate.