November 13, 2020 - November 14, 2020 19:30
Shanghai International Dance Center Theater | CN
Following the full-speed expansion of technology, enormous changes are affecting all aspects of life as well as contemporary art. So called “Artificial Intelligence” and genetic engineering are a prefiguration of the future that will affect our thinking and bring about an evolution of the human race.
Following this hypothesis, the work by Lian Guodong and Lei Yan (L-square Performance) investigates the changes the human body could undergo; the possible routes humanity could embark on; the new definitions or paradigms art might find.
Three dancers will compose A Poem about the Unknown using their bodies. Engaging a wide time scale, looking at life’s change, extinction, evolution. Casting a look full of imagination and curiosity, a gaze that will turn and look back at ourselves as humans. A poem written to, and about, the unknown. A message that will perhaps come back to us. An action happening in the present, in the past, and in the future.