PROJECT 02 // 2021
Photography: Tobias Hoops
What comes after, when one day we must say goodbye to the world? Is
there consciousness after death?Which longings draw us back to life?
BARDO tells the story of the encounter in the transitional realm of Bardo
between the young deceased monk, Duoje, and his teacher, Sun-Moon-
Light. In this place, described in Tibetan Buddhism as the space between
heaven, hell, and rebirth, Duoje’s soul is faced with the choice between
dissolution in Nirvana or rebirth in a real human body.
Taking the form of both a live performance and a live-stream, the choreographic sequences that embody these innerconflicts form dialogues between the two souls in Bardo, immersing the viewer’s gaze in the story. The audience is allowed to move freely between the performers, experiencing the accompanying camera, which directs the perspective of the viewers to intentional points in the choreography, through live projection.
Concept / Choreography / Artistic Direction: Jasmine Fan
Performers: Damien Fournier, Victor Mateos Arellano, Isabella Boldt, Tien Yi- Wei, Kai-Chun Chuang, Janan Laubscher, Nils Löfke
Camera: Martin Klukas
Composition / Sound Design: Lorenzo Romano
Costume Design: Julio Escudero
Stage Design: Yi-Jou Chuang
Stage Assistant : Mu-Heng Tsai
Light Design / Photography: Tobias Hoops
Technical Director: Doria Worden
Dramaturgy: Jean-Claude Mondot
Sound Technician : Robert Prior
Stream/Video: Diana Sanchez
Productions Manager : Jesse Oesterling
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.