近期演出作品：河床劇團 / 《Unspoken》之《time time》、TIFA《千圈の旅》、《夢見大衛林區》、亞洲雙年展《開房間計畫：半透明的》演員。勇氣即興劇場 / 即興演員，曾赴澳洲Improvention即興劇藝術節演出進修、上海現代戲劇谷市民劇場演出。2017香港ART BASEL《On the second day, Saturday, your three minutes,》、臺北美術館何采柔作品《某日》演員。
Hypnosis is a performance for those who dream with their eyes open.
Hollywood films have perpetuated a theatrical mythos of hypnosis that invariably includes a Freudian psychiatrist dangling a swinging watch in front of his patient’s face, slowly immersing the patient in a dreamlike trance. In these films, the psychiatrist attempts to address a suppressed memory or to return the patient to their childhood. But do we really need a swinging watch to enable us to see ourselves, to enable us to reflect on our internal dreams and desires? hypnosis is an image-based performance staged for an audience of one. It is a ritual of intimacy and connection, a vehicle into your subconscious. hypnosis is a performance for those who dream with their eyes open.
Director: Craig Quintero Producer: Suling Yeh StageDesign: Andrew Kaufman Performers:Limei Chung, Jia Ling Hsu, Vera Sung
Profile of the Main Cast
Riverbed Theatre was founded in 1998 in Taipei, Taiwan. The company’s image-based, Total Theatre productions blur the boundaries between visual and performing arts. Critics have praised the organic, sculptural quality of Riverbed’s “subconscious” theatre, likening the performances to the best works of Samuel Beckett and David Lynch. Riverbed has participated in festivals and events including the International Theatre Festival (Taipei), Imaginale Figurentheater Festival (Mannheim, Stuttgart), Avignon-Off Festival (Avignon), Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center (New York), Alice Festival (Tokyo), M1 Fringe Festival (Singapore), New Ideas Theatre Festival (Taipei), World Art Collective Festival (Macau), and the Taiwanese Experimental Theatre Festival (Boston). Riverbed has also participated in exhibitions at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan Museum of Art, Kaohsiung Museum of Art, and Eslite Gallery.
Suling Yeh Producer
Ye Su-Ling is the director of Riverbed Theatre. She received her MA in Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan. Since 2011, she has been the producer of all The Just for You Project productions. She was also the project manager of Taipei Poetry Festival from 2012 to 2014, and the Site Specific Performance Festival in New Taipei City in 2010.
Craig Quintero Director
As the Artistic Director of the Taipei-based Riverbed Theatre Company, Craig Quintero has written and directed over forty original image-based performances, including productions at Taiwan’s National Experimental Theatre (Taipei), Theatre Mouffetard (Paris), Alte Teuerwache (Mannheim), Fritz (Stuttgart), Theatre Le Funambule (Avignon), Theatre de la Condition des Soies (Avignon), the Esplanade Studio Theatre (Singapore), Telus Theatre (Vancouver), Tiny Alice (Tokyo), KAVC (Kobe), and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center (New York). He is also a sculptor and installation artist whose work has been shown at the Asian Biennial, Venice Biennale, Kobe Biennale, Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. During the 2015-16 academic year, Craig was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan and a Mellon Foundation Academic Enterprise Leave Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is currently the Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Grinnell College.
Andrew Kaufman Stage Design
Andrew Kaufman received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002 from the University of South Florida in studio art program that emphasized the coupling of concept and form. Kaufman considers himself a convergent artist, letting idea dictate medium, which has led to a multiplicity of mediums that include video, sound, sculpture, painting and digital print. He has exhibited widely in the United States, most recently at the Bemis Center in Omaha, NE, as well as the Centre Gallery in Tampa, FL, and has been included in the periodical New American Painting, 2012 Midwest edition.
Limei Chung Performer
Zhong Li-Mei graduated from the Department of Dance, National Taiwan University of Arts. She is now a freelance performer, active in both dance and theatre fields.
Vera Sung Performer
Recent works: Riverbed Theatre’s time time, one-thousand circles for space travel, Dreaming David Lynch and the Semi-transparent in Everyday Life: 2013 Asian Art Biennial held at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. On the second day, Saturday, your three minutes in Art Basel 2017. Joyce Ho’s A Day at Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Jialing Hsu Performer
Xu graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her works include writing, directing and acting in both performing art and video art. She was chosen by Ministry of Culture Taiwan for a residency program in Barcelona, Spain.