McMuiMui is a local dance duo founded by dancer-choreographers Abby Chan and Waimei Yeung. The duo made their marks in the world as early as in the 2000s, and has gone on hiatus for the last decade to pursue different paths in America. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2019, McMuiMui reunites in rejoice at their hometown, reprising their iconic humour and style – after 10 years of ripening, transformation and reflection. It is about the duo’s lives, Hong Kong, identity, age and gender from both the personal and universal perspective. The work is set to unveil the weirdest facets of Hong Kong urban life and its funny anecdotes, lifting the exuberant femininity effortlessly.
Choreography and Performance: Abby Chan & Yeung Wai Mei
Dramaturgy: Vee Leong
Curation: Felix Chan
Production: Georgina Lo
Performance: Caroline Chan#, Linda Lam, Iris Lau, Sharon Yau*
Stage Design & Promotion Photography: Yuen Hon Wai
Lighting Design: Alice Kwong
Music Design and Performance: Arm Charm
Costume Design: Cheng Man Wing
Video Design: Adrian Yeung# & Guy Cheung
Key Visual Design: Peter Bird Studio
*With kind permission of Chung Ying Theatre Company
#With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Body-in-Progress: 聚光dance · 散光show陳敏兒 Abby Chan (Dance) x 莫偉強 Christoper Mok (Lighting Design)
16 Aug 2015（Sun）7:30pm
戲劇顧問Dramaturg: 陳志樺 Mann Chan
Article about 聚光dance · 散光show by William Chan
Abby Chan x INJURY
As the world becomes angrier, this video emphasize catching the exaggerated expressions, gestures and actions of rage. The issues may be different, but the anger expressed by people around the world is universally understood, like —– emoji. Film is a natural medium to explore the idea of uncontrollable emotions. The behavior can look cartoonish, clownish, or immature. Hopefully this humorous tone helps to drive home the idea that anger uncontrolled does benefits no one. ACTION (camera phrase) with good intention is in need.
Another attempt of this video is merging film, dance and the fashion design of INJURY together. The name INJURY – when you are being cut and sewn you are in a situation of INJURY same as fabrics. Same as people.
In Your Face
Director and choreographer: Abby Chan
Vibrant ideas raving out striking rhythms of movements.
編舞:林波 阮日廣 黃大徽 古倩婷*
Choreographers: Lam Po, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Dick Wong, Christine Gouzelis*
11-12.7.2015 星期六 Sat 8pm 星期日 Sun 3pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
“Dick Wong Tai-fai’s solo for Abby Chan Man-yee, Fissure, explores the conflict between the rational and emotional sides of the brain. Chan dances the same sequence of steps over and over while her “other” self, projected on a screen, gives her instructions. The introduction of music transforms the steps as they are accompanied by first one, then another sequence from Stravinsky’s TheRite of Spring. A smart piece performed with commitment by Chan. “
-by Natasha Rogai (SCMP)