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.
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.
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.
Polymer DMT received a three-year grant from the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture in 2018-2020, as well as the three-year top-level dance grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2021-2023.
In 2021, Polymer DMT was nominated for the Short List of the Taishin Arts Award Taiwan, Taiwan's highest award 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.