Through Mist And Rain
M.F.A. Programme in Department of Dance and M.F.A. Programme in Department of Traditional Music
In early 2018, we began our collaboration journey with the Department of Traditional Music by implementing a special project “The Splendor of Living Water” under the Higher Education SPROUT program. The dance work “Through Mist and Rain” was originally inspired by a Naamyam music called “Song of the Exile”, and gradually immersed into the aesthetic meaning of Su Shi’s poem “Calming the Waves”. Embracing traditional music and dance elements with a contemporary perspective, “Through Mist and Rain ” shines the light on humanity in the face of adversity. The work premiered in 2019 in a 30-minute version. In 2020, field work has been carried out together with Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, where research findings are drawn to further develop the dance and make it into a complete piece.