The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series
Dance
28 Feb, 1-2, 15-16, 20-21 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series
Dance
28 Feb, 1-2, 15-16, 20-21 Mar 2019

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series
Dance
28 Feb, 1-2, 15-16, 20-21 Mar 2019
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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series

Dance Off
Choreographers:
Blue Ka-wing, Rex Cheng, Chiu Wing-tung, Flora Hon, Jasper Lai, Alice Ma
Feb 28 – Mar 2, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Double Bubble
Concept & Direction: Jos Baker
The Smallest Little Thing
Creation/Performance: Jimmy Suen, Zhu Xinyun
Put Out the Flame
Creation/Performance: Mao Wei, Tracy Wong
Mar 15 – 16, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Elephant in the Room
Choreographers: Chang Xiaoni (Beijing)
Creation/Performance:
Anson Chan, Kerry Cheung, Kenny Leung, Li Bin (Gansu), Michael Tong, Carmen Yu
Mar 20 – 21, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

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Dance Off
Choreographers:
Blue Ka-wing, Rex Cheng, Chiu Wing-tung, Flora Hon, Jasper Lai, Alice Ma
Feb 28 – Mar 2, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Double Bubble
Concept & Direction: Jos Baker
The Smallest Little Thing
Creation/Performance: Jimmy Suen, Zhu Xinyun
Put Out the Flame
Creation/Performance: Mao Wei, Tracy Wong
Mar 15 – 16, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Elephant in the Room
Choreographers: Chang Xiaoni (Beijing)
Creation/Performance:
Anson Chan, Kerry Cheung, Kenny Leung, Li Bin (Gansu), Michael Tong, Carmen Yu
Mar 20 – 21, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Dance Off
Feb 28 – Mar 2, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Choreographers: 
Blue Ka-wing, Rex Cheng, Chiu Wing-tung, Flora Hon, Jasper Lai, Alice Ma

A creative collision of singular perspectives
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series presents six dance works that bring together new and returning choreographers to the series, exploring diverse topics, forms and sensibilities in an enthralling showcase.

Blue Ka-wing merges dance and food in dissecting the manifold intricacies of emotional relationships in Experimental Relationships. Against a backdrop of live cello solos, Rex Cheng recalls the transformation of self in Enlightenment, a work that illuminates his experiences of self between darkness and light in a fusion of Chinese and Western philosophies. Chiu Wing-tung explores the reversal of the masculine and the feminine in Cross, an experiment that unfolds between the male and female bodies. In Femfeels, Flora Hon’s duet with another female dancer reveals the disparity between female logic and emotions, in a subtle expression of gentleness and strength, exteriority and interiority. Kissing Fishes by Jasper Lai evokes a laboratory setting with live musical accompaniment, as it delves into the entanglements of love and responsibility, desire and habits. Alice Ma probes the relationship between the manipulator and the manipulated in Over-master: do they counter each other, or do they co-exist?

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Double Bubble
Mar 15 – 16, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Concept & Direction: Jos Baker (UK)
The Smallest Little Thing
Creation/Performance: Jimmy Suen, Zhu Xinyun
Put Out the Flame
Creation/Performance: Mao Wei, Tracy Wong

Electrifying possibilities of intimate collaboration
After its exploration into the unison of sound and dance in The Battle Zone/Vortex in 2018, the 2019 edition of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series furthers its international exchange by inviting Jos Baker, dancer–choreographer with the renowned Belgian dance theatre company Peeping Tom, to collaborate with local choreographers and dancers on creating two 30-minute duets.

The Smallest Little Thing

Baker starts by instilling molecules of memory into Zhu Xinyun and Jimmy Suen, presenting the audience with a magnifying glass to examine the scent, touch and sound of the moment.

The sensation that flits across your mind and changes your feelings, your thinking, your everything…

What is it?

Put Out the Flame
Baker goes on to instil the element of fire into Tracy Wong and Mao Wei.
The release of one’s emotions is a cry that surges through the heart, like the reckless pursuit of desire. What is hindering the cry of your heart? What is stopping you from the pursuit of your desires?

That momentary confrontation is one that we have experienced countless times…

Who stands to win, or lose?

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Elephant in the Room
Mar 20 – 21, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Choreographers: Chang Xiaoni (Beijing)
Creation/Performance:
Anson Chan, Kerry Cheung, Kenny Leung, Li Bin (Gansu), Michael Tong, Carmen Yu

A dance work that opens your eyes to the elephant in the room
The elephant looms large
we cannot see what’s behind it
like we cannot see the truth;
the elephant is decrepit
we do not know if its heart
is still pulsating with youth.

The “elephant” is the central symbol in this work; it embodies an immense solitude, silence and truth that can almost be seen but cannot be spoken.

Every person navigates life through different circumstances, identities, encounters and losses. We grow numb and turn a blind eye to the elephant in the room, yet the elephant would not leave even if we pretend not to see it. Silence is evasion; it is the avoidance or denial of truth.

The “invisibility” of the elephant means all silent truths have slid into time, where lived experiences fade away; the “elephant” is hidden in time, or it has long vanished.

Through the interpretations of the “elephant” by six performers, the work constructs an intricate relationship between different theatrical forms in the same space, bringing to light the symbol of the “elephant” and its “invisibility”. As we come face-to-face with the unspeakable truth, do we succumb to or break out of silence—do we choose lies or honesty?

Open Rehearsal: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary dance Series Double Bubble
Date: 1 Mar 2019 (Fri)
Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
Venue: N2 Cattle Depot Artist Village

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Post-Performance Meet-the-Artist Dance Off

Date: 1 Mar 2019(Fri)
Time: 9:50 - 10:10pm

Post-Performance Meet-the-Artist Double Bubble
Date: 15 Mar 2019(Fri)
Time: 9:35 - 9:55pm

Post-Performance Meet-the-Artist Elephant in the Room
Date: 20 Mar 2019(Wed)
Time: 9:10 - 9:30pm

Meet-the-Artist sessions are held in HK Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Free and open to all ticket holders
Introduction
Dance Off
Feb 28 – Mar 2, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Choreographers: 
Blue Ka-wing, Rex Cheng, Chiu Wing-tung, Flora Hon, Jasper Lai, Alice Ma

A creative collision of singular perspectives
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series presents six dance works that bring together new and returning choreographers to the series, exploring diverse topics, forms and sensibilities in an enthralling showcase.

Blue Ka-wing merges dance and food in dissecting the manifold intricacies of emotional relationships in Experimental Relationships. Against a backdrop of live cello solos, Rex Cheng recalls the transformation of self in Enlightenment, a work that illuminates his experiences of self between darkness and light in a fusion of Chinese and Western philosophies. Chiu Wing-tung explores the reversal of the masculine and the feminine in Cross, an experiment that unfolds between the male and female bodies. In Femfeels, Flora Hon’s duet with another female dancer reveals the disparity between female logic and emotions, in a subtle expression of gentleness and strength, exteriority and interiority. Kissing Fishes by Jasper Lai evokes a laboratory setting with live musical accompaniment, as it delves into the entanglements of love and responsibility, desire and habits. Alice Ma probes the relationship between the manipulator and the manipulated in Over-master: do they counter each other, or do they co-exist?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Double Bubble
Mar 15 – 16, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Concept & Direction: Jos Baker (UK)
The Smallest Little Thing
Creation/Performance: Jimmy Suen, Zhu Xinyun
Put Out the Flame
Creation/Performance: Mao Wei, Tracy Wong

Electrifying possibilities of intimate collaboration
After its exploration into the unison of sound and dance in The Battle Zone/Vortex in 2018, the 2019 edition of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series furthers its international exchange by inviting Jos Baker, dancer–choreographer with the renowned Belgian dance theatre company Peeping Tom, to collaborate with local choreographers and dancers on creating two 30-minute duets.

The Smallest Little Thing

Baker starts by instilling molecules of memory into Zhu Xinyun and Jimmy Suen, presenting the audience with a magnifying glass to examine the scent, touch and sound of the moment.

The sensation that flits across your mind and changes your feelings, your thinking, your everything…

What is it?

Put Out the Flame
Baker goes on to instil the element of fire into Tracy Wong and Mao Wei.
The release of one’s emotions is a cry that surges through the heart, like the reckless pursuit of desire. What is hindering the cry of your heart? What is stopping you from the pursuit of your desires?

That momentary confrontation is one that we have experienced countless times…

Who stands to win, or lose?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Elephant in the Room
Mar 20 – 21, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Choreographers: Chang Xiaoni (Beijing)
Creation/Performance:
Anson Chan, Kerry Cheung, Kenny Leung, Li Bin (Gansu), Michael Tong, Carmen Yu

A dance work that opens your eyes to the elephant in the room
The elephant looms large
we cannot see what’s behind it
like we cannot see the truth;
the elephant is decrepit
we do not know if its heart
is still pulsating with youth.

The “elephant” is the central symbol in this work; it embodies an immense solitude, silence and truth that can almost be seen but cannot be spoken.

Every person navigates life through different circumstances, identities, encounters and losses. We grow numb and turn a blind eye to the elephant in the room, yet the elephant would not leave even if we pretend not to see it. Silence is evasion; it is the avoidance or denial of truth.

The “invisibility” of the elephant means all silent truths have slid into time, where lived experiences fade away; the “elephant” is hidden in time, or it has long vanished.

Through the interpretations of the “elephant” by six performers, the work constructs an intricate relationship between different theatrical forms in the same space, bringing to light the symbol of the “elephant” and its “invisibility”. As we come face-to-face with the unspeakable truth, do we succumb to or break out of silence—do we choose lies or honesty?

PLUS
Open Rehearsal: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary dance Series Double Bubble
Date: 1 Mar 2019 (Fri)
Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
Venue: N2 Cattle Depot Artist Village

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Post-Performance Meet-the-Artist Dance Off

Date: 1 Mar 2019(Fri)
Time: 9:50 - 10:10pm

Post-Performance Meet-the-Artist Double Bubble
Date: 15 Mar 2019(Fri)
Time: 9:35 - 9:55pm

Post-Performance Meet-the-Artist Elephant in the Room
Date: 20 Mar 2019(Wed)
Time: 9:10 - 9:30pm

Meet-the-Artist sessions are held in HK Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Free and open to all ticket holders