The poetic play with experimental music, Life in Black and White, is a crossover work by independent theatre director A-Bai and sound artist Zen Lu, mixing poetry, experimental music, physical theatre, stage installation and live multimedia art. Bringing the poetic drama style to modern theatre, they show us the confrontation of poetry, the division of human nature, the mysteries of the East and the unknowable nature of time and space. Life in Black and White is a “mini epic”. Using the dualist poetic style, the show expresses and explores the themes of life and death, yin and yang, laughter and tears, joy and anger, desire and morality, as well as modern society’s trend towards a numb and confused lifestyle. On stage, the reciters, musicians and physical performers are divided into three performance areas, forming a unique distancing effect, and following the gradual welding together of the poetic play, the theme of Life in Black and White ultimately reaches its climax.