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WSD2017|GENESIS生长 (Dance Theatre)
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers


Kedong Liu

GENESIS生长 (Dance Theatre)

Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

Made in 2013, 生长 genesis, was born between Beijing and Antwerp, Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Genesis 生长interweavesphilosophicalideasaboutaperson'splaceinsocietywithclinical and almost dystopian imagery, set to the sounds of live music drawn from global roots. Figures in white coats wearing masks over their mouths, observing and conducting tests on other people. Between them stand glass cages suggestive of gigantic test tubes. GENESIS 生 长, as the title suggests, is a show about the origins of things. We are born and then we die, and in the meantime we undergo constant testing and increasing estrangement from the natural world.
To use Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s words, “It is about growth, whether global, personal or artistic”. He translates philosophical ideas about life, the pressures imposed on us by our society to perform and conform, into beautiful sequences of movement in which East and West, life and death, come together.


Kedong Liu

Liu Kedong, as top stage and visual designer in China, now is working for National Theatre of China. He is also executive director of the Chinese Stage Arts Association (CASA) and a member of International Theatre Organization (OISTAT) China Center.

Email Address: l-k-d@163.com

Theatre Company Yabin Studio, China. Eastman, Belgium.

The Premiere Date of Production 2013-11-14

The Premiere Space of Production National Centre for the Preforming Arts (NCPA) China

Author Yabin Wang, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Director/ Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Set Designer Kedong Liu

Lighting Designer Willy Cessa

Costume Designer Li Quing

Sound Designer Olga Wojciechowska