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2020 B·O·N·D International Virtual Live Performance Festival



Sept. 4th, 2020 - Oct. 4th, 2020
Live Stream On 
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Qingdao
--A Messy Archive

Mannheim, Germany


Created byJunges Nationaltheater Mannheim
Showtime: Oct. 1st, 2020 at 9am (EDT) / 3pm (CET)


A novel theatre experience will be generated, using contemporary technology, and this will facilitate a variety of perspectives on Germany’s colonial past in China.









Mass Connectedness

New York, US


Created by Nuntinee Tansrisakul and Yuguang Zhang
Showtime: Oct. 1th, 2020 at 8am (EDT) & Oct. 2nd, 2020 at 8.30pm (EDT)
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‘Mass Connectedness’ is one of the four-part series, ‘Online Live Performance’(OLP), an ongoing research created in response to Covid-19. The other parts include Online Identity, Fragmentation, and Machine Intervention. In OLP, we ask ourselves what it means for live performances to be online - What do we gain or lose? How do we connect and be in the ‘same-time’? How do we sense each other?The nature of human connection has been offbeat and unique in the past few months. While the physicality and materiality of our presence are streamlined into flat screens and 2-channel audio, the scale and pace of communication and timespent consuming media have never been higher and more rapid. Browser windows have become our literal windows into the world. But, what has our connection to others become? Are we just one of the millions of people online? How do we individualistically be part of a crowd and not get lost? And, how do we stimulate and heighten the sense of connection?





ATLAS (Live)

New York, US


Created by Alexander Si
Showtime: Oct. 1st, 2020 at 12pm (EDT)
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The word “Atlas” has two meanings, one is a map, the other is the Greek mythical figure that was punished to carry the weight of the world on his shoulder. I see us modern-day spectators also bearing the weight of our hardwired imagination, an extensive mind map informed by our daily media diet. This highly processed, easily digestible information,  mediated by technology, gives us the means to freely project our own identity onto a  slew of indexes and icons. Atlas gives form to this fetishistic love-hate relationship we each have with mass media. 





MUA

Detroit, USA


Created by Margaret Hull
Showtime: Oct. 2nd, 2020 at 7:30pm (EDT)
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MUA is a performance series that explores the relationship between consumer and beauty agent, mediated by the screen of a phone or computer. In this live-streamed event, a makeup artist directs a subject in the application of her own makeup. A clothing stylist then advises the subject on garments to accompany a blouse, which is the focal point of the frame. Lastly, a photographer directs the subject in documenting her own image using the built-in camera on her device. The exchanges between each hired technician/artist and the subject address the labor of all parties involved, without the benefit of human touch.





Imaginarium

Boston, MA/London, UK/Wuhan, China


Directed by Haylin Cai Performed by Harry Dean
Sound designed by Tingying Dong

US producer: Alison Yueming Qu
UK producer: Lizzie Benbow
Showtime:Oct. 3rd, 2020 at 8:00pm (EDT)

A daring new audio immersive experience, taking you on a new and cathartic journey, all from the comfort  of your own home. 






FRB

Berlin,Germany


Created by Pitch Shifting
Showtime: Sept. 18th, 2020 at 4pm (EDT)
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This is a of a larger multidisciplinary project - Pitch Shifting Group. Visual programming, while musical interactivity, has been crucial to Pitch Shifting latest practice. Leaded by a Berlin based saxophonist and composer Grgur Savic, group explores a different types of today’s technology together with live electro-acoustic instruments to deliver high quality musivisual language. Although this group started performing pure electro- acoustic improvised sets, new journey begins with a new member, visual artist Sanja Star. Group sets itself into the new dimension creating improvised audio- visual set.





Electo Electro 2020

New Jersey, US


Created by Mike Richison
Showtime: Sept. 18th, 2020 at 8:30pm (EDT)
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Electo Electro 2020 is an interactive installation combining audience participation, music, news  footage, and politics. It consists of Diebold Accuvote voting booths, iMacs, iPads, and small  speakers. A custom Max MSP Jitter patch makes it possible for participants to remix videos  from political rallies, debates, and news in a structured sixteen beat loop. The video clips  sample parts of words in order to build percussion tracks, resulting in a breakdown of language.
This piece can exist as both an interactive installation and a performance.




Flight

Brooklyn, US


Created by Anonymous Ensemble
Showtime: Sept. 19th, 2020 at 10am (EDT)
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With Flight, Anonymous Ensemble creates a new form of theatrical space that is live, interactive, and global in scope. Flight brings together performers and audiences in real space and from anywhere in the world with internet access in order to investigate expansive global issues and tiny revelatory moments in real time. Within a stylized visual and narrative framework, we visit people around the world, in their own homes, with their own worldviews and their own words. Carefully blending reality and fiction, Flight creates an experience that is both engaging and transformative. Flight is a performance, a community event, and a conversation.




Tacoma Lakes

Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Created by Gordon H. Williams
Showtime: Sept. 20th,2020 at 3pm (EDT)
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Tacoma Lakes is a work from a six-part series on the connection between memory and place. Each work in this  series begins as an open musical score, based in improvisation and graphic notation. Tacoma Lakes in performance  calls for participants to assist in creating an immersive soundscape through the use of water sounds. The video  version of this work comes from a documented performance, combined with complementary text and graphics from  the score.



It Will Be for the Stranger, the Fatherless, and the Widow

Riverside, US


Created by Rebekah JoAnn Guerra
Showtime: Sept. 25th,2020 at 7:30pm (EDT)
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“I am committed to provoking social narratives that makeup Black and Jewish experiences and how the duality of misunderstanding exceeds them both. To capture the labor, love, and tragedy that lies in between every effort to prove that I and my people are more than “Other” and more than  “Minor”. The truth is always what I am seeking and creating space for, I am afraid if I don’t the  “other” side of the narrative might vanish. My people’s stories are valid, deserving, and triumphant.”

--Rebekah JoAnn Guerra




In America, Why Leaves Are Green

New York, US/ Macau, China


Created by Silkworm pupas(Jinjin Xu and Jiaoyang Li)
Showtime: Sept. 25th, 2020 at 8:30pm (EDT)
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The tension between the US and China has never been as severe as now. The whole world stays in an unpredictable and unstable turbulence. As Chinese new immigrants in America, the dilemma of our political identities haunts us every day. How can we honestly express ourselves? What is honesty? What is the truth? Is there only left and right in ideology? What if both of them are betrayal to our heart? With the mythology of Silk Horse, we use Frame VR to create a virtual space for the audience to experience our visual poem. We also perform with our cyborg figures live in the virtual space.







1422 1829 1702

Columbia, US


Created by Katina Bitsicas
Showtime: Sept. 27th, 2020 at 10am (EDT)
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1422 1829 1702 is a performative video that explores the memories associated with physical locations of my past, present, and future. More specifically, I am utilizing feet (both figuratively and literally) as a unit of measurement to navigate through my grandmother's, my mother's,  and then my own home. Every carpet, rug, wood panel, tile, and floor covering is meticulously measured, as I pace each inch with my feet. As I walk these homes, the floor plans become permanently ingrained in my memory, inch by inch, solidifying the connection between my family and me, no matter the distance. Each home segment can be seen as a parallel world to where I currently am and reminds me that my past and present will always be a part of me heading into the future.


Imaginarium in CSL


Showtime: Oct. 3rd, 2020 at 10pm (EDT)
Created and translated by: B·O·N·D Artistic Team
Performed by Yunyi Yao and Zihao Lin
Directed by Tianding He

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Beyond The Reflection



Showtime: Sept. 5th, 2020 at 6:30am (EDT)
Create by: Yong Zeng, Shui Ling, Weizhu Tian
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R U HERE?



Showtime:  Sept 6th, 2020 at 7am (EDT)
Created by: Yao Tong
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The Melting Town



Showtime: Sept. 13th, 2020 at 4:30am (EDT)
Created by: EW Yibu Wang





Taste



Showtime:  Sept 13th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
Directed and written by: Jingyu Luo, Zhuoer He
Performed by: Mengqian Li, Gong gong, Yifei Wu, Wenjie Wu, Xiyue Yang
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Millions Of Loneliness and Everyone With Me



Created By: Mr. Black Hole Theatre Group
Showtime: Sept. 17th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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At All Moments



Written by: Ruoxin Xu
Directed by: Zhiyi, Han
Performed by: Zoe Lau, Mingjie Li, Andy Liu, Zhengtong Nie, Yige Sun, Ann Dang,
Ziyu Ya, Erin Yang, Huanzhang Zhang

Showtime: Sept. 19th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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Dear Elena Sergeevna



Directed by: Qianqian Wan, Shaolong Wei, Chengxiang Liang, Yuchen Liu
Showtime: Sept. 20th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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Innocent Memory



Directed by: Yuan Tian
Written by: Haiqing Zhong
Performed by: Shuo Sun
Showtime: Sept, 21st, 2020 at 8pm (EDT)
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Who Am I? WHO AM I?



Created and performed by: Yuan Zhang
Showtime: Sept. 26th, 2020 at 8:00am (EDT)
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Dunhuang Opera



Performed by Zhengqing Chen, Ruijuan Ding,Wen Xu, Baofeng Wu, Cuixia Xu, Yuehua Fang, Xiufang Chen, Xiuhua Chen, Hongmei Xie
Showtime: Sept. 27th, 2020 at 10pm (EDT)
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Letter From An Unknown Woman



Created by Shanhe Puyang
Showtime: Oct. 3rd, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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Panel
AND
Round-table Talk





Round-table Talk
Touch Virtual
Accessible Performance 


Time: Sept. 6th, 2020 at 8am (EDT)

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Panel Talk
Conversation on Virtual Theatre ( in Chinese)


Time: Sept. 12th, 2020 at 7am (EDT)





Round-table Talk

During Covid-19, How Artists Has Survived


Time: Sept. 11th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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Round-table Talk

2020 VS Creativity


Time: Sept. 18th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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Panel Talk
After Covid-19, What’s Performance Like?


Time: Sept. 19th, 2020 at 7:30pm (EDT)
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Round-table Talk

Educational Theatre Forum


Time: Sept. 19th, 2020 at 4:00am (EDT)







Round-table Talk

Sound Topography of Gottingen


Time: Sept. 19th, 2020 at 12pm (EDT)
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Round-table Talk

From 8 Million Words to 90 Minutes


Time: Sept. 25th, 2020 at 7:30am (EDT)
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Round-table Talk

Conversation with William Sun: Where is Virtual Theatre Leading Us?


Time: Sept. 27th, 2020 at 8am (EDT)
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Round-table Talk

Drama: Present Therapy Experiment


Time: Oct. 2nd, 2020 at 8am (EDT)
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2020 B·O·N·D COMMITTEE








Founding Curator & Artistic Director

He Tianding, originally from China, is a New York-based director, producer and performer. Recent directing credits include virtual theatre piece, South Node of the Moon; immersive theatre, The White Night(Margo Feiden Gallery, NYC), Versailles 2.0 (Shanghai Theatre Academy); puppet show, Me, You, He & She(Puppet BloK Dixon Place); physical theatre, Invisible Days (UNIFIX NYC); and performing art pieces, Getting Lost with Yoko Ono in NYC. She also produced off Broadway and off off broadway shows: The Romantic Misadventures of Ah Q (Theatre Row) and A Language of Their Own (IATI Theatre). She has a master’s degree in Performance Studies from Tisch School of Arts in NYU, and a second MA in Theatre of Hunter College. She’s a PhD candidate in department of drama at UC Irvine and UCSD. She’s focusing on creating intercultural, multimedia and experimental art pieces with artists all over the world.

Bingxu Wang

Marketing Director

Bingxu Wang, born in Shenyang, 1996, is an interdisciplinary artist, educational scholar, cultural worker, and queer activist based in Shenyang & NYC. A diverse background brought them to the intersection of New Media, Theatrical Production, Songwriting/Poetry, and Art Education in which they are keenly curious about the political and educational values of the combination for every generation.

As an artist, I stand in awe of any kind of transformation our artists have tried, devotedly or reluctantly. All the arts we make and all the things we do mean to break and rebuild our BONDs again and again all over the world, in other words, to survive ourselves and save our arts.



Manning Qu

Technology Director

Manning Qu, an experience designer and new media artist working at the intersection of design, immersive theater and technology. Before getting her second master degree majored in ITP at NYU, Manning worked as a game designer and interaction designer at Funplus, Tencent and Microsoft. As an interdisciplinary artist, her works include interactive installations, mixed-reality experience, multimedia performance. Her work Marriage Machine,AFLOAT and Vessel were shown at NYSCI, Elements Music Festival, and Rlab. She also works as associate producer and creative technologist of Elizabeth White Creative, and created multimedia dance:OAETH and Persephone.



Xinyuan Zhao

PR Director

Xinyuan, being a director and producer, currently based in Shanghai, China. She is  also the founder of POT Studio, which is majoring in the import of foreign musicals, dramas and concerts. As the executive producer, she held the first Russian musical project Illumination in China.

After the breakout of the pandemic, she was keenly aware of the need for virtual performance. She produced POT Live online concert project from April, launched in total of 7 solo concerts performed by Russian and German musical artists.

She has a master's degree in Culture Study from HKUST, which gives her diversified views to the theatre markets. Now, She still has two imports of original musicals under operating.


Yibin Wang

Associate Director of Artistic Dept.

Yibin (Bill) Wang, from Hangzhou, China, received his B.A. in Theatre and Performance from Bard College and will be an M.F.A. candidate in the Theatre Program at Columbia University this fall. As a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, he has devised and directed original plays such as The Family and Those of Us at Bard. In 2018, he recreated The Family and put it on stage to the public in his hometown. He has worked at Tatwerk Berlin and Hupan University as a theater intern. His recent productions include Our Grandparents/旧识 (writer and director) at the Luma Theater, Fisher Center, and Mad Forest (actor, dir. Ashley Tata) at the virtual stage. He is interested in mental-physical connections in the theatrical space and the difference between the east and the west in this field.


Jiaoyang Li

Member of Marketing Dept.

Jiaoyang Li is a poet and interdisciplinary artist currently based in NYC. Her literary work has appeared in LA Reviews of Books-China Channel, 3:AM, Asymptote, Datableedzine, Chinese News Magazine, Spittoon Magazine, Enclave Poetry, Voice and Verse poetry magazine, among others. Her interdisciplinary practices have been supported by New York Foundation of Art, The Immigrants Artist Biennial, New York Live Arts Center, Artyard Center, and others. She serves as the Translations Editor at Washington Square Review, and the founding editor of the interdisciplinary poetic practice journal 叵CLIP.




Yiran Huang

Member of PR Dept.

Curator, gallarista, art dealer, specialist in marketing, public relations and human resources, co-founder of two emerging design studios. Yiran mostly lives in Hong Kong, China, but travels frequently around the globe, seeking inspiration for her latter projects. She has held several art shows in Hong Kong and has organized two celebrity-related events in Seoul, all with success.

Yiran shares a master’s degree in Social Science from HKUST, which gives her a full-scale vision towards everything she encountered. She can easily be found in art museums and auction houses wherever she goes and her crazy enthusiasm over theater has brought her to this elite team.


Haozhe Jiang

Member of Artistic Dept.

Haozhe Jiang is a film director, writer and journalist. He is currently a master student studying at the Academy of Art University with three-time Oscar winner Jana Memel. Haozhe specializes in photography and film post-production.  He worked as a news picture editor for Xinhua News Agency, participating in the process of program producing completely, such as Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, Reform of Greek Parliament, France’s National Day, China's Military Parade on National Day and so on. Influenced by the rigorous thinking of journalism, his works are of a unique style, which always tries to find a balance between exploring Eastern and Western cultures and universal emotions.


Lynette Yuan

Member of Artistic Dept.

Lynette Yuan is originally from Shanghai, China. She is currently a graduating Theatre BA student at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. She has been exploring different roles in theatre. Her Rutgers credits include She Loves Me (SM), Pullman Car Hiawatha (Assistant Costume Designer), The Mice of the Milky Way (ASM), The Cymbeline Project (ASM). She also works as an assistant stage manager at Supersky Theatre Company (Shanghai). Her credits there include The Chronicles of The Tomb Robbers IV, Hundred Thousands Whys. She’s recently working as an associate director on a live-recording show, South Node of the Moon.


Jasper Wang

Member of Tech Dept.

Jasper is a maker and industrial designer working at the interactions between industrial design, electronics, interaction design, and new media technology. He worked as an industrial design engineer at BOHHOM in Suzhou to develop smart robots. He gained his master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU, and he worked as an Industrial designer in Glen Raven’s Concept Group to develop Smart Fabrics. Jasper is currently at home in Changchun, China. He goes to the gym everyday and works on his projects for the rest of the day. He goes snowboarding in Harbin twice a week. But he still loves to go back to school.


Shel Sun

Member of Artistic Dept.

Master of Arts, Center of Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies. University of Toronto. Shel is an Interdisciplinary researcher hovers between drama, film, design & technology industry. With a firm belief in practice-led research method, Shel’s research endeavours to explore how new visual communication through tools of Holographic and Augmented reality may blur the boundary between artist, stage and audience.
Apart from the research role, Shel is also an advocate of Asian film & drama. With a reputation of bringing together diverse players in the drama & film industry, brokering relationships through research, curation and advocacy. Shel is responsible of industry partnership for Mulan International Film Festival, bridging cultural representation of Chinese film across Canadian communities.
Selected WorkHolographic & Augmented Reality in Theatre DesignThe unspeaking & Vibrance