Art, connections, and exchange. Those who know me know that’s my passion.
After being in Taiwan, “Taiwan” will now come to The Netherlands.
After their participation in the Venice Film Festival, I facilitated a short residency for Very Theatre director Chou Tung-Yen and producer Sebox Hong from Monday 11 till Friday 15 September in Felix Meritis, Amsterdam. I invited professionals in the Netherlands so we could pitch and discuss collaborating, co-producing, presenting, and facilitating VR/AR/Immersive projects here in the Netherlands and Taiwan.
On September 12th and 13th, Very Theater Company presented Free Ur Head (working title) a work in progress, together with a selection of finished VR360 films and XR projects like Traversing in the Mist for art professionals and presenters working in the XR/VR/AR field in the Netherlands (on invitation only). The presentation is an extension on Very Theatre Company being selected and invited to Europe to pitch this new project “Free Ur Head” at Venice Gap Financing Market during the 80th Venice Film Festival, September 1st – 3rd, 2023.

Very Theater Company has created several award-winning performances as “In the Mist”, “Emptied Memories” and “Teatime with Me, myself and I” which have been performed and screened internationally: CPH: Dox in 2023, the Venice Film Festival VR Expanded in 2021, Taipei Film Festival in 2021 and winner Prix Panorama of Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal in 2021. The latest international co-productions include a multiple-year exchange project with WERC Collective and dancers Mohamed Yusuf Boss, and Juersson Hermanus (NL) which started in 2016, the premiere of “The Place Where We Meet (Facing Cities)” in Noorderzon in 2020 partially connected two theatres in Groningen and Taipei through a video meeting. “Chronicle of Light Year” a co-production with Culture Yard in Denmark premiered at Taipei Art Festival and was invited to Ars Electronica Festival, Linz in 2018. More on Very Theatre.

Thank you Ayaan Abukar and Rivka van den Berg for facilitating my last-minute request!!
Spin off: CP Yen, MoCa Taipei, and Mohamed Yusuf Boss for introducing Chou and me.