in collaboration with Lukas Malkoski
Rehearsing Face to Face
Face To Face, a conceptual dance/body theatre duet, is a work in progress, in collaboration with Lukas Malkowski. In an effective face-to-face conversation, we include a combination of these elements: changes in facial expressions, voice tones, body movements/gestures. This project explores the complexity of human emotions in both real space and imaginary digital space by looking at the use of Emojis as a nonverbal form of communication.
Based in Toronto and born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art. In 2006, Naishi joined Toronto Dance Theater for 9 years as an award-winning performer. In 2015, he was inspired to work extensively as a freelance dance artist and is currently developing as an independent choreographer with a belief that performing arts create an imaginary future and push the form of what dance can be.
Lukas Malkowski is a CODA(Child of Deaf Adult), Dance Artist and graduate of Ryerson University. Inspired by social dialogue, physics embodiment, sight and touch, he currently choreographs, teaches, and performs in Germany. He has worked with Staatsballett Berlin, Sasha Waltz, Peggy Baker, Adelheid, Toronto Dance Theatre and Opera Atelier, among others..
Upcoming performances: Face to Face presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights (dates soon to be announced)
Goes Live on Oct. 5, from 1:00 PM EST
Photo by Martin Husges