Under the label Polymer DMT, the Taiwanese director and choreographer Fang Yun Lo has been working on artistic formats together with artists from various disciplines since 2011. Polymer DMT is based in Essen and Dresden/Germany as well as in Taichung/Taiwan.

Andrés Hilarión Madariaga, Fang Yun Lo, Vu Manh Duc, Kati Masami Menze, Sabina Stücker, Cheng Ting Chen
© by Dominik Antoni Krolikowski
Identity for me is a process, a technique, an eternal movement and questioning. More and more people will have mixed cultural roots, not only in Germany and Europe. I understand this as a great gift.
Fang Yun Lo

From intimate dance pieces in the early days, the artistic focus has expanded in recent years towards (semi-)documentary stage projects, encounter formats, work with film and media, and dance for young audiences.

We work in international co-production with institutions in Germany, Taiwan and worldwide. The exchange between Asia and Europe also forms an important basis for our work.

We are interested in social and political issues and social developments, especially in the area of people from different cultures and backgrounds living together. We are interested in people and their stories.

The Team

Fang Yun Lo

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Cheng-Ting Chen

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Sabina Stücker

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Ya-Ting Tsai

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Judith Ayuso Pereira


Stéphane Noël

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Kati Masami Menze

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Marlene Helling

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Béla Bisom / transmissions

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Katrin Wiesemann / transmissions

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Polymer DMT is institutionally funded by the City of Essen's Department of Culture. Since 2021, the company has received three-year funding (Spitzenförderung Tanz) from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as conceptual funding from the Fonds Darstellende Künste Berlin since 2024.

In Taiwan, Polymer DMT received three-year funding from the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture from 2018-2020 and again from 2023-2025. In 2021, Polymer DMT was nominated for the short list of the Taishin Arts Award Taiwan, Taiwan's highest honour for artists of all disciplines.

In our activities, we are committed to accessibility, inter- and transcultural sensitivity, environmental sustainability, and fair and non-discriminatory work.
All our works use multilingual translation, and we welcome audio-description and sign language collaborations. We try to make all pieces as accessible as possible for people with different physical conditions.
In our international work we are dependent on air travel as we want to make real contact - but we try to travel only what is really necessary and make the stays as efficient as possible.

Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo is funded on a non-project basis by the Spitzenförderung Tanz of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the institutional funding of the Essen Cultural Office, the concept funding by Fonds Darstellende Künste Berlin and the Ministry of Culture Taiwan. Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo is regularly supported on a project basis by the Fonds Darstellende Künste Berlin, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, the Landeshauptstadt Dresden (Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz), the National Cultural and Art Foundation Taiwan and the Taipei Cultural Foundation. Various projects within the framework of Spacelab and the cooperation with IG Tanz Essen are funded by ECCE European Center for Creative Economy as part of the Kreativquartiere Ruhr programme.