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
Creation/Performance:
Mao Wei & Tracy Wong
, Jimmy Suen & Zhu Xinyun
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
Creation/Performance:
Mao Wei & Tracy Wong
, Jimmy Suen & Zhu Xinyun
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
Choreographers: 
Blue Ka-wing, Rex Cheng, Chiu Wing-tung, Flora Hon, Jasper Lai, Alice Ma
Feb 28 – Mar 2, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

A creative collision of singular perspectives
Among the three programmes in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS),  Dance Off  is the most diverse programme in terms of style and artists. This programme presents six short dance works that bring together both familiar faces and newcomers to the series. Showcasing local choreographers’ unlimited imagination, the works explore diverse topics and present singular perspectives that often surprise and enchant the audience.

In a continuation of her highly acclaimed CDS performance Wu, Alice Ma uses her own body to probe the relationship between the manipulator and the manipulated. Chiu Wing-tung reflects on encounters and separations in the context of interdependent relationships. Jasper Lai, inspired by the habits of the kissing fish, explores the true meaning of love. Rex Cheng’s unrestrained movements interpret the gentle yet firm rhythms of solo cello pieces of classical music. Flora Hon’s duet presents the disparity between female logic and emotions, while Blue Ka-wing dissects manifold styles of emotional relationships.

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Double Bubble
Concept & Direction: Jos Baker
Creation/Performance:
Mao Wei & Tracy Wong, Jimmy Suen & Zhu Xinyun
Mar 15 – 16, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Electrifying possibilities of intimate collaboration
International exchange and collaboration is the creative driving force behind the artistic version of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS), 2019’s CDS features UK-born, Belgium-based dancer-choreographer Jos Baker. During his residency in the city, Baker will collaborate with four selected local dance talents to create two 30-minute duets.

Echoing Baker’s vibrant international dance career, CDS veterans Tracy Wong and Mao Wei have begun touring their original works to arts festivals worldwide—will their diverse experiences creating and performing abroad generate unimagined possibilities? Fellow participant Zhu Xinyun’s Chinese folk dance training is matched with Jimmy Suen’s hip-hop street style—will these two extremes forge electrifying new dance vocabularies?

This creative residency gives full support to the creation and rehearsal of new work. Breaking artistic and geographical boundaries with close collaboration and dedicated experimentation, Double Bubble taps into our most primal languages of movement and the body, connecting audiences with universal truth.

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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

A dance work that opens your eyes to the elephant in the room
For the second consecutive year, the HKAF will continue its collaboration with Chinese choreographers and the Beijing-based Young Artists’ Dance Platform to build a stage for dance exchange that fosters artistic collaboration between Hong Kong and mainland China. The 2019 edition will infuse dance with theatre in a feature-length work, The Elephant in the Room, with Beijing-based choreographer Chang Xiaoni and creative performers from Hong Kong and Gansu.

Chang will work with six creative performers to investigate personal stories in search of the elephant in the room. As their stories unfold, their performance will bridge borders—between contemporary dance and theatre, self-reflection and interpersonal connection, life and art.

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

A creative collision of singular perspectives
Among the three programmes in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS),  Dance Off  is the most diverse programme in terms of style and artists. This programme presents six short dance works that bring together both familiar faces and newcomers to the series. Showcasing local choreographers’ unlimited imagination, the works explore diverse topics and present singular perspectives that often surprise and enchant the audience.

In a continuation of her highly acclaimed CDS performance Wu, Alice Ma uses her own body to probe the relationship between the manipulator and the manipulated. Chiu Wing-tung reflects on encounters and separations in the context of interdependent relationships. Jasper Lai, inspired by the habits of the kissing fish, explores the true meaning of love. Rex Cheng’s unrestrained movements interpret the gentle yet firm rhythms of solo cello pieces of classical music. Flora Hon’s duet presents the disparity between female logic and emotions, while Blue Ka-wing dissects manifold styles of emotional relationships.

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

Double Bubble
Concept & Direction: Jos Baker
Creation/Performance:
Mao Wei & Tracy Wong, Jimmy Suen & Zhu Xinyun
Mar 15 – 16, Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Electrifying possibilities of intimate collaboration
International exchange and collaboration is the creative driving force behind the artistic version of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series (CDS), 2019’s CDS features UK-born, Belgium-based dancer-choreographer Jos Baker. During his residency in the city, Baker will collaborate with four selected local dance talents to create two 30-minute duets.

Echoing Baker’s vibrant international dance career, CDS veterans Tracy Wong and Mao Wei have begun touring their original works to arts festivals worldwide—will their diverse experiences creating and performing abroad generate unimagined possibilities? Fellow participant Zhu Xinyun’s Chinese folk dance training is matched with Jimmy Suen’s hip-hop street style—will these two extremes forge electrifying new dance vocabularies?

This creative residency gives full support to the creation and rehearsal of new work. Breaking artistic and geographical boundaries with close collaboration and dedicated experimentation, Double Bubble taps into our most primal languages of movement and the body, connecting audiences with universal truth.

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

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

A dance work that opens your eyes to the elephant in the room
For the second consecutive year, the HKAF will continue its collaboration with Chinese choreographers and the Beijing-based Young Artists’ Dance Platform to build a stage for dance exchange that fosters artistic collaboration between Hong Kong and mainland China. The 2019 edition will infuse dance with theatre in a feature-length work, The Elephant in the Room, with Beijing-based choreographer Chang Xiaoni and creative performers from Hong Kong and Gansu.

Chang will work with six creative performers to investigate personal stories in search of the elephant in the room. As their stories unfold, their performance will bridge borders—between contemporary dance and theatre, self-reflection and interpersonal connection, life and art.

PLUS
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