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In this striking double-bill, three CDS alumni revisit their starkly different meditations on the limits of expression and understanding in close-knit partnerships.
In Sudhee Liao’s extended-length revival of Hermetic Diode (2018 CDS), two dancers animate a giant plastic bubble and industrial pipes, locked in an endless cycle of coming together and pulling apart. Part-dance, part-sound installation, part-visual art, Hermetic Diode captures the sort of incandescent beauty that only gritty attachment and constant proximity can produce.
Tracy Wong and Mao Wei push their bodies to the limit in their restaging of Put Out the Flame (2019 CDS), originally devised under the guidance of Belgium-based choreographer Jos Baker. Narrating the emotions behind a married couple’s every-day routine, their sharp, gravity-defying movements are poignant testaments to the unbearable weight of grief and the magnetic–repulsive tension of long-term partnership.
Approx 1 hr and 30 mins incl one interval
This production contains nudity
Commissioned and produced by HKAF
Put Out the Flame *
Concept & Direction
Jos Baker (UK)
Creation & Performance
Mao Wei、Tracy Wong
Deputy Lighting Design
Deputy Sound Design
Hermetic Diode #
Sudhee Liao、Jonathan Hung
* Premiered in the 8th CDS at the 47th HKAF in 2019
# Premiered in the 7th CDS at the 46th HKAF in 2018