Playing Landscape

Lee Pei Jung, Choreographer/Chiang Chen-Yun, Director

Made In Macao

C venues

From 01 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Rating: *****

Review by Catherine Lamm

Playing Landscape is the modern dance of the 21st century. The landscape here is paper used to reflect the ink water projections and provide paths through the landscape at the end. And bodies. Beautiful, flexible, precise bodies.

There are influences here going back to Martha Graham with touches of Lar Lubovitch, Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharp and with a definate Asian influence in the dance and the asthetically exquisite while evokatively simple costumes by Lee Ming Sun.

Performers Lao Cho Wa, Choi Weng Teng, Lau Chun Him and Li De flawlessly interpret Lee Pei-Jung's breathtaking choreography who seems to use the music and sound from Njo Kong Kie precisely.

Beautiful bodies move and are still. And yet we watch. They take our breath away. The only problem with the piece is that there is so much going on, one doesn't know where to look.  And just when one thinks some contrast of change is needed, it comes. It's a glut of art.