Taiwan Season: Monster

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (contemporary, international)

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  • Dance Base - Studio 3
  • 17:15
  • Aug 25
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Taiwan (Republic of China)
  • Group: Dua Shin Te Production
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Described by choreographer Yen-Cheng Liu as a psychedelic fantasy, Monster is a daring, intense and quite possibly mind-blowing questioning of one’s sense of self. Created for his company Dua Shin Te Production, Liu uses symbolic props, spoken and written text, a carefully chosen soundtrack and an explosion of motion to help pick apart the mystery of individuality. Because everything on stage has a purpose, everything seen and heard there is also a clue. Playing sober games with time and identity, Liu’s uncategorisable adventure might lead you to discover the dear, fierce and vulnerably human monster inside yourself.

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  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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Steve Hewitt 90 days ago

An awful show, with almost no dance content and what little there was, it was clumsy and talentless. Don't waste your time and money.

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To Do List (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

That unique kind of Fringe show that leaves you perplexed but intrigued…Monster is the kind of show that could leave you thinking about it for days – it is a strange experience for sure! Described as a ‘psychedelic fantasy’ and abstractly addressing time, the self and the monster inside, the...

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FringeReview 97 days ago

Predicated on the idea that all is not simple in life, this piece of movement and installation takes us through the creation of a space, its movement within and how the environment shapes the people within it and how they, in turn can affect the environment in which they find...

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Exeunt 98 days ago

Monster by choreographer Yen-Cheng Liu is almost as much a visual art installation as it is a work of dance. Into a completely black space a series of white objects are slowly added: a telephone, a large ball wrapped in white paper, a set of loud hailers on elongated white...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 99 days ago

You probably won’t like Monster. This reviewer certainly didn’t. It’s described by its creator as ‘a psychedelic fantasy’ and the audience are greeted by a barrage of warning signs as they enter the auditorium. Strobe lights, smoke machines, bad language, bare bums. It’s like the road to the Wicked Witch of...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 99 days ago

The set is being assembled when the audience enters the dance studio – it takes about five more minutes. Monster literally begins as a work in progress. As Yen-Cheng Liu’s voice blares out from the horn loudspeakers, a haze descends over the stage. The masked figure of Yu-Fan Liu holds...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 103 days ago

This is the Edinburgh Fringe – there's a clue in the name 'Fringe' meaning on the edge, the periphery, none mainstream. Taiwan Season: Monster is radical in its conception and avant-garde in its form and shape. It is exactly what the Fringe was built for. There is no standard beginning,...

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