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許哲彬 Xu, Zhe-Bing / Associate Professor

Office address: 6th Floor,Hong-Tan Building

Zhungcheng Rd, Section 2,

Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan 111

Phone +886-2-28718288 ext 6602

Fax +886-2- 28751811

E-mail: paul@utaipei.edu.tw

 

 

Zhe-Bing Xu is an associate professor in the Department of Dance at University of Taipei, Taiwan, specializing in ballet pedagogy, contemporary pedagogy and dance composition. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and B.F.A. from Dance College, Taipei National University of the Arts. 

As a student, he participated in Hong Kong International Dance College Festival and performed section of “Crossing the Black Water” by Lin Hwai-Ming, appeared in "Les Noces" by Bronislava Nijinska, and danced Michael Forkine’s “Les Sylphides.” He was also honored by dancing with Australia National Ballet and France Youth Ballet while they performed in Taiwan.

While serving in the Military Entertainment Group I between1994-1995, he choreographed for the group and won the Best Dancer title twice at the annual Military Performing Arts Competition.

As a graduate student at the New York University between1996-1998, he presented two choreographic works at the United States Dance Festival, and was a member of 2nd Ave. Dance Company, a student group of New York University.

In addition to his regular teaching work at the university, he had the experiences of teaching at the various dance classes, judged at the annual student dance competition, and served as member of committee in the dance class evaluation of Taiwan.

He has the credit of being the choreographer of 25 works, the last effort was "Existence" presented at the graduating performance of the class of 2015, University of Taipei.

 

Choreographic works

 

Existence

Premiere: December 2015The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Lost in time

Premiere: May 2015The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Reality

Premiere: April 2014The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

A moment

Premiere: September 2014The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Twine

Premiere: May 2013The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Silent Existence

Premiere: May 2011The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Scream

Premiere: May 2010The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Turnstile

Premiere: December 2010Chiayi Performing Arts Center,,Chiayi Presented by Tainan University of Technology.

 

Convergence II

Premiere: December 2010The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Convolution( Reconstruction)

        April 2009The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Vitesse

Premiere: April 2008The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Release ( Reconstruction)

       December 2008The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Convolution

Premiere: April 2007The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Sound ( Reconstruction)

       December 2007The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Release

Premiere: April 2006The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Surmount II

Premiere: April 2005The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Convergence I

Premiere: April 2004The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Let it all out

Premiere: April 2003The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

 

Sound

Premiere: April 2002The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

True color

Premiere: April 2002The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Surmount I

Premiere: December 2002The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Interaction

Premiere: April 2001The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Chance

Premiere: April 2001The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

VanityReality

Premiere: April 2000The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

Wildflower

Premiere: April 2000The Metropolitan HallTaipeiPresented by University of Taipei .

 

PublicationResearch

 

Xu, Zhe-Bing. Structure and Deconstruction: A Discussion and Analysis of Choreographic Concepts. Taipei: Wu-Nan Publishing Co., July 2015. ISBN:978-957-11-8196-7

 

Xu, Zhe-Bing, and Cheng Shih-Yi. “The Spirit of Deconstruction in Modern Dance Creation: Between Structure and Constructions.” TPEC DANCE Nov. 2007:334-347.

 

Xu, Zhe-Bing. “Michel Fokine: The Reformer of Early 20th Century Ballet.” TPEC DANCE July 2005: 86-87.

 

Xu, Zhe-Bing. “An Analysis of George Balanchine’s Ballet Pedagogy.” TPEC DANCE Jan. 2003: 53-56.

 

Xu, Zhe-Bing. “A Discussion of George Balanchine's Attitudes and Perceptions in Ballet Teaching.” Tainan Women's College of Technology Department of Dance Journal Jan. 2002: 64-67.

 

 

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