Ice Age is a production of Resident Island Dance Theatre (Pingtung County, Taiwan).
Artistic Director and Choreographer
Maylis Arrabit, Yi-Chen Juan,
Shih-Yun Fang, Yu Cheng Cheng
Morag Deyes, MBE
Thomas William Hill
International Development Producer
Jih-Wen Yeh / Step Out Arts (2019-June 2021)
Producer and Touring Manager
“Sasa” Shu Lin Hsiao
Lighting Design and Stage Manager
Ching Ying Weng, Yi Yen Huang
Li Yu Wang
Ting Yi Wang
Yu Han Cheng
Jyong Jhe Huang
About Ice Age
Ice Age is an emotionally thrilling, physically integrated quartet co-choreographed by RIDT's Artistic Director Chung-An Chang and French dance maker Maylis Arrabit. The 55-minute piece is performed by two dancers in wheelchairs (one of whom is Arrabit) and two standing dancers. As the world locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic, the work took shape–to explore the different ways that people navigate and connect in their own cultural environments. It evokes the coexistence between parallel realities, separated by space-time and at the same time, united by it. Ice Age challenges external forces and shows us the potential of a physically, mentally, and emotionally integrated world.
“All the things that make up daily life and relationships are changing. That’s the main concept,” says Chang. Ice Age is “a choreographic experiment to uncover, recognize, and relate to this new moment of change in motion not just for some, but for us all.”
Ice Age is a 55-minute work that is performed without intermission.