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Steve Buchanan Gives Performance and Workshop at ReActor

Tour schedule

October 26-27, 2019, 19:20-21:30, Performance

October 29-30, 2019, 14:00-16:00, Workshop
Venue: Power Station of Art, Shanghai

November 2, 2019, Performance, Gebi Bar, Yiwu
November 3, 2019, Performance, On the Way Livehouse, Hefei

Supported by Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council

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Geneva-based artist Steve Buchanan distinguishes himself as a dancer and DJ at the same time. He is the inventor of “2nd Line”,  an indefinable percussion unit that integrates a dancing musician, and an instrumental ensemble capable of any percussion sound: battery, conga, tabla, tympani, gongs. He is invited by Power Station of Art to present “Stepper” at their experimental platform ReActor on October 26-27. Audiences may interactive with “2nd Line” during workshops on October 29-30. Departing from Shanghai, he will then perform in Yiwu and Hefei.

Steve Buchanan

Born in Philadelphia and based in Geneva, Steve is a dancing musician. He is skillful in saxophone, guitar, jazz drum, tap dance, conga, and is also the inventor of “2nd Line”, an interactive percussion unit. He was invited to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival, Squadri Sonori Festival in Italy, Baz’ Art Festival, etc.


“ReActor” is an experimental performance brand founded by the Power Station of Art in 2015. “Ju Lie (fusion-fission)” is concerned about the dynamic occurrence, indicating everything temporal, and emphasizing the performance of experiences, whether the concept is described as “daily behavior/performance”, “drama/theater”, “narration/non-narration”, or “theater/non-theater”. The English translation “ReActor” implies “Ju Lie” would encourage the re-explanation of action and performance.

This year’s ReActor establishes a vertical and flowing stage. The performances will be distributed on different floors and spaces in the museum. Each performance is like a living painting or installations. Audiences can explore each performance according to their unique routes and indulge in the dream and reality.


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