Nien Tzu Weng
Chorégraphe, Interprète, Éclairagiste, Scénographe
Nien-Tzu Weng is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary dance artist and lighting designer based in Montreal. She aims to build bridges between disciplines, pursuing an experimental approach to contemporary performance, and a laboratory based approach to lighting design. As both choreographer and lighting designer, she focuses on presence and interactivity, curious about the relationship between movement and new media practices, and plays with the balance between reality and fantasy. Working with light and multimedia material in order to play with perspective, perceiving performance as a process of transmitting dialogues between inner and outer space, where presence and image builds multiple, overlapping conceptions of time.
Finished her BFA in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University in 2018. Nien Tzu is one of the recipients of danceWeb Scholarship 2023 (AUT), Mécènes Investis Dans les Arts 2019, CAM/La Chapelle Bursary in New Artistic Practices 2019, OFFTA Hybridity Award 2018, Undergraduate Research Award 2018, The Contemporary Dance prize 2018, and James Saya Award 2015.
Her projects have been presented in Flipchart (The Hague, NL), Node Digital Festival (Frankfurt, DE), Biennale Némo (Paris, FR), Ars Electronica (Linz, AUT), as well as in Canada: IN/ON/OUT INTERARTS (Winnipeg, MB), SummerWorks (Toronto, ON), 1-ACT Fest (Vancouver, BC), and in Montreal: OFFTA, Elektra, Akousma, Tangente Danse, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines , and Montréal, Arts Interculturels.