An Outdoor Multimedia Dance Gala
Delve into the theme of lust and desire, Pun Siu-fai, acclaimed guru of site-specific dance in Hong Kong and Daniel Yeung, veteran dance-maker, create a multi-site experimental performance fusing dance, multimedia and technology. Set in the West Kowloon district at the newly renovated Yau Ma Tei Theatre and its adjacent areas, Journey to the West is a series of ‘dance happenings’ by inter-disciplinary artists that promise to provoke the senses.
A murky Dance-Play at the century-old slaughterhouse
by edgy-dancing-queen Abby Chan & butchery dramaturge Mann Chan
This murky immersive dance theatre invites audiences into the experience of bringing up taboo subjects while growing up, intermixed with the story of Ophelia, and the installation of haunting scenery at the heritage slaughter house Cattle Depot no.12. Choreographed/performed by Abby Chan, and co-directed with well-known theatre playwright Mann Chan, in collaboration with brilliant local dance artists and designers, Kidult Ophelia encourages the audience to bring their own imagination to the show.
Presented by: Hong Kong- Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee * 港台文化合作委員會
Choreographed & Performed by: Abby Chan * 陳敏兒
Body Paint Artist and Performer: Evon Chen * 陳懿凡 (人體彩繪藝術家)
Date: 1/12 /2012
Venue: Rose Historic Site – Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Research Institute * 玫瑰古蹟 – 蔡瑞月舞蹈研究社
In a unique collaboration between Hong Kong choreographer Abby Chan and Denver digital artist Bryan Leister, dance, digital images and sound tell a dark tale from childhood memories. Motion capture technology using infrared cameras, inverse kinematics recognition and Kinect software will allow Chan to control and create music in real-time through her dance movements. The combination of Chinese dance and cultural icons melded with the latest in digital game/controller technology and graphics promises to deliver a powerful theater experience.