Liu Kuan-Hsiang

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series



Thursday-Saturday January 24-26, 2019 at 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Post show talkback January 25


Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Liu Kuan-Hsiang is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots. Kids is a tribute to his late mother: it draws on recordings of conversations between her and Liu during her last days, which touch on family memories, illusion and reality, and her impending passing. From this emerges an unorthodox and dazzling meditation on the eternal cycle of birth, life and death. Three virtuosic dancers veer from calm ritualistic movement to twisted, frantic physical extremes, yet this deliriously wild and undulating work is suffused with serenity and even joy. Kids celebrates the exuberance of life, in the face of death.

Duration: 50 minutes
This performance includes strong language

Presented with:




Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series 2018-2019

November 6-8 WArd/waRD-Ann Van den Broek
January 21-22, 28-29 Company 605
January 24-26 Liu Kuan-Hsiang 
January 31-February 2 Victoria Hunt
April 4-6 Simon Mayer
May 23-25 Davida Monk

Photo by Etang Chen