Asian Cultural Council presents DANCE TAIPEI

To launch the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is presenting the work of four extraordinary contemporary choreographers – all based in Taipei, and all ACC grantees.

WAY OUT is Fang-Yi Sheu’s exuberant, athletic celebration of dance as a “way out” of the challenges of life and, for the ten gifted young dancers in her piece, a way out of their home base of Taipei and onto an important New York stage as part of the Asian Cultural Council’s 50th anniversary celebration.

FUEL is Huang Yi Studio’s latest creation and will premiere in New York at ACC’s 50th anniversary celebration. In this work, Huang Yi seeks to explore new possibilities for martial arts in modern dance. Based on sanda, a form of Chinese boxing, the movement is derived from combat skills of kicking, boxing, and slams.

About Living confronts essential questions for Chou Shu-Yi’s very human body: Why do we dance? What makes my body dance this way? After traveling to different parts of the world, he came to realize that cultures and traditions have combined in our physical body to become a hybrid, which he reveals in his quiet, contemplative solo.

Cheng Tsung-Lung has won numerous prizes and competitions in Europe and Asia for his thoughtful, delicate work that finds a base in Western contemporary dance and is inflected with Chinese sensibilities. Newly appointed as the assistant artistic director of Cloud Gate 2, he will create a special solo for himself entitled Present as part of ACC’s 50th anniversary celebration

For tickets to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Launch Celebration on May 7, please contact Lauren Cherubini at (212)843-0422 or