Image: Emma Fishwick

歸屬 Gui Shu

Steamworks Arts

Through your eyes, I see myself…


Come on a contemplative journey through the streets, suburbs and open spaces of Taipei and Perth in Steamworks Arts’ latest production, 歸屬 Gui Shu (Belong).

Devised by an extraordinary collective of independent artists, each performance fuses dance, music, sound and video projection live on stage to create a visceral reflection on moments of isolation, connection and finding your way.

Produced by Performing Lines WA, commissioned by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.


The result of an extended exchange across cultures and artforms, 歸屬 Gui Shu asks how our understanding of self and home are shaped by our experiences with others. Described by audiences and reviewers as beautiful, haunting, elemental & hypnotic, the performance immerses the viewer in an experience both recognisable and other-worldly, either up close or from a distance.

Complementary to the performance, 歸屬 Gui Shu features a panoramic video installation with accompanying music score as an introduction to the collaborators and their contexts.

Director Sally Richardson
Choreography & Performers Hsiao-Tzu Tien, Yiching Liao, Laura Boynes, Yilin Kong
Sound & Music Yenting Hsu, Tristen Parr
Film & Photography Ashley de Prazer
Visual Dramaturg Pilar Mata Dupont

歸屬 Gui Shu is a gentle but compelling work that had me mesmerised for its 60 minute duration. – Nina Levy, Seesaw Magazine

The pair of musicians and the quartet of dancers seemed to merge in energy and spirit. – Cicely Binford, Perth Arts Live

The icing on the cake was checking out the accompanying video installation after the show, in which one can recognise footage and connect the two works. – Nina Levy, Seesaw Magazine


Sally Richardson is one of Western Australia’s most experienced and respected independent artists working across the performing arts. A director, writer, dramaturg and producer she is passionately committed to the creation of new work and developing collaborations with other artists in this region, championing the voice, artistry and presence of women in the performing arts. She has developed, produced and toured over 30 original works through her company Steamworks Arts and is Artistic Director of MAXIMA Circus (Fearless (2017-18). Recent productions include directing MEDEA for Black Swan Theatre, world premieres CATCH! (AWESOME Festival) and Aust/Taiwan collaboration CONNECT for Asialink/TAV Tenth Anniversary exhibition in Taipei. In 2019 she was part of Australia Council’s Arts Leaders program and a Playwriting Australia DUOLOGUES recipient. She is a PhD creative research fellow at ECU WAAPA.

Performing Lines produces new and transformative performance, creating pathways for innovative artists whose work pushes boundaries and sparks new conversations. For more than 30 years, Performing Lines has collaborated with arts companies, producers, presenters and funders to bring about creative and strategic opportunities for some of this country’s most exciting and diverse contemporary artists and performances. Performing Lines WA nurtures the development of independent West Australian theatre and dance artists. We provide advice and support where we can, and seek suitable contexts to develop, produce and tour the work of selected artists.