Mcmuimui Dansemble was founded in 1997 by Abby Chan and Yeung Wai Mei, two Hong Kong independent contemporary dance choreographers cum dancers who are also active in the local theatre scene.
Their early collaborations include Running Wheel and Siesta – Before HK’s Return which were presented in New York and Hong Kong in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, their first full-length production Something Strange in the Air wowed the audience at the Independent Dance Festival in Hong Kong. It later toured in Tokyo International Dance Festival, Taipei Crown Theatre Festival and Seoul International Dance Festival. In 2005, their second full-length production Love in a Doggy Bag premiered at the Fringe Festival in HK and later performed at the Hua-Yi Festival in Singapore. This production won the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2006.
In 2008, Flesh Dance was commissioned by “ The Hong Kong Stories Series” of Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong. In the same year, the company published their first book “ A Ten-year Pictorial of Mcmuimui Dansemble”.
From 2008, they started to explore a new form of dance theatre incorporating dance, movement, text and music. Wetlands of a Woman, a collaboration with award-winning playwright Wong Wing-sze, is the first of its kind which is highly acclaimed. Boot-leg Butter-fly is another production exploring the infinite possibilities of dance theatre, in collaboration with novelist Chan wai and movie artistic director Man nim-ching. After the debut in Hong Kong, this production had toured in Guang Zhou (China) and Taipei.
Inspired by Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short stories collection Strange Pilgrims, Key to Strange Realm has successfully bridged the magic and realism of Marquez’s literature, modern dance, theatre and independent musician Veegay’s music, with site specific directing and choreography.
Symbiosis – Mcmuimui together with multi-media artist Christopher Lau and singer-song-writer Jing Wong, explores the intimated dynamics and interactive energy among co-existing bodies, space, sound and light within a huge 15,000 square foot warehouse style gallery Osage.
1996 Running Wheel 輪在走
1997 Siesta – Before Hong Kong’s Return 午間小睡
1998 Something Strange in the Air 瘋繼續吹
2005 Love in a Doggy Bag 尋找家豬的故事
2008 Flesh Dance 十宰身體慶團緣
2008 Search for Yan Ruyu 尋找顏如玉
2008 Wetlands of a Woman 女人濕地
2009 Boot-leg Butter-fly 與山伯同床
2009 Key to Strange Realm 人在旅途灑淚匙
2009 Symbiosis 共生