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《火滅》Put Out the Flame
Photo by Terry Tsang
《火滅》Put Out the Flame
Photo by Terry Tsang
《火滅》Put Out the Flame
Photo by Terry Tsang
《煉金》Hermetic Diode
Photo by Terry Tsang
《煉金》Hermetic Diode
Photo by Terry Tsang
《煉金》Hermetic Diode
Photo by Terry Tsang
《煉金》Hermetic Diode
Photo by Terry Tsang
《煉金》Hermetic Diode
Photo by Terry Tsang
Explore the currents of close connection in two extraordinary duets: the truly interdisciplinary artwork Hermetic Diode and the astonishingly physical Put Out the Flame.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series 10th Anniversary
Put Out the Flame / Hermetic Diode

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Two duets explore the unspoken depths of partnership

In this striking double-bill, three CDS alumni revisit their starkly different meditations on the limits of expression and understanding in close-knit partnerships.

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.

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.
PRODUCTION

Commissioned and produced by HKAF

Put Out the Flame *

Concept and Direction 
Jos Baker (UK)

Creation and Performance
Mao Wei and Tracy Wong 

Choreographic Assistant 
Inês Carijo

Video
Duo Poon

Deputy Lighting Design
Lai Wing-shan

Original Music Score and Sound Designer
mastroKristo

Stage Sound Engineer
Fung Chin-lung

Hermetic Diode #

Choreography and Performance
Sudhee Liao

Performance
Jonathan Hung 

Visual Artist
Andrew Luk

Video 
Vincent Ip

Lighting Design
Lai Wing-shan

Sound Design
Fung Chin-lung


* Premiered in the 8th CDS at the 47th HKAF in 2019
# Premiered in the 7th CDS at the 46th HKAF in 2018



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CDS 10th Anniversary
CDS 10th Anniversary Digital Database
https://cds.artsfestival.org/

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CDS 10th Anniversary Documentary

Episode 1: Pursuit of Excellence
https://video.artsfestival.org/m/ZVbWjTzI/plus-CDS-10th-anniversary-documentary/
Artists: Wong Tan-ki, Rock Fang, Justyne Li, Wayson Poon, Ata Wong
Language: In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitle

Episode 2: Breakthrough
https://video.artsfestival.org/m/Le4P3Z1A/plus-CDS-10th-anniversary-documentary/
Artists: Tracy Wong, Mao Wei, Hugh Cho, Blue Ka-wing, Alice Ma
Language: In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles

Episode 3: Self-Development
https://video.artsfestival.org/m/6NfG2v5J/plus-CDS-10th-anniversary-documentary/
Artists: Ivy Tsui, Kenny Leung, Chloe Wong, Pak Wei-ming, Sudhee Liao, Victor Fung
Language: In Cantonese and English with Chinese & English subtitles

Episode 4: Crossover
https://video.artsfestival.org/m/cmLmP6Ou/plus-CDS-10th-anniversary-documentary/
Artists: Alain Chiu (Composer/Live musician) and Max Lee (Choreographer), Peter Lenaerts (Sound Artist) and Wayson Poon (Choreographer), Goh Boon Ann (Lighting Designer)
Language: In Cantonese and English with Chinese & English subtitles

Episode 5: Cultural Exchange
https://video.artsfestival.org/m/Vzb5F0ZJ/plus-CDS-10th-anniversary-documentary/
Artists: Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy), Mao Wei and student performers; and Jos Baker (UK)
Language: In Cantonese and English with Chinese & English subtitles

Episode 6: Inheritance
https://video.artsfestival.org/m/aIJOHyHR/plus-CDS-10th-anniversary-documentary/
Artists: Xing Liang, Mui Cheuk-yin & Daniel Yeung, and teachers from participating schools in outreach programme
Language: In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles