Photo by Emily Cooper

Photo by Emily Cooper

FLYING WHITE -飞白

Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble

PuSh Festival 2020 in partnership with SFU Woodward’s

SFU Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre – Jan. 31, - 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1, - 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2 – 2 p.m.

Flying white is a rare and extraordinary form of Chinese calligraphy that jumps and leaps on the paper surface in graceful beautiful strokes, the black ink revealing a white background.  Mobile and delicate, flying white is like meteors passing through the sky, or hair fluttering in the wind.

Flying white - 飞白, co-created by Wen Wei Wang, Owen Underhill, and Dorothy Chang, is inspired by the motion and aesthetic of this calligraphy and representations of elements including rice, paper, water, silk, and ink.  The piece integrates six dancers and an intercultural ensemble of twelve musicians comprised of members of Turning Point Ensemble and the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra from Taipei.  Flying white - 飞白 explores the space between black and white, between inhale and exhale, between east and west, and between sound and movement.