Two people on a stage lit by a bright rectangular spotlight held by a third person. One person in the spotlight is doing a headstand facing the second person, who is leaning slightly to the side

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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Liu Kuan-Hsiang goes for broke in this ecstatic tribute to his late mother; the dancer and choreographer clearly has a lot to get off his chest, and his catharsis is our reward. Having recorded conversations he had with his mom during her final days, Liu plays them, subtitled in English, for the audience; along with the dialogue come the movements of three incredibly agile dancers (Yu Wan-Lun, Huang Yu-Yuan and Liu himself). One moment they’re locked together in positions of the greatest difficulty; the next, they’re jumping and thrashing, acting with the exuberance that comes from the deepest emotional release. 50 minutes, no intermission.

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Post-Show Talkback: January 25