Date:

Programme 1

9  -10 Dec 2016 (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm
10-11 Dec 2016 (Sat-Sun) 3:00pm

Programme 2

16-17 Dec 2016 (Fri-Sat)  7:45pm
17-18 Dec 2016 (Sat-Sun) 3:00pm

Venue

8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Tickets

$200 Free Seating

*25% Discount on purchasing full-price tickets of Programme 1 and Programme 2

8/F Platform X – A Decade of Creativity

Boundless dialogue in dance and movement: Hong Kong vs Japan vs Taiwan vs Korea

8F Platform X – A Decade of Creativity shines a light on Asia, gathering artists from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong to fuse together the old with the new. Daniel Yeung turns Hong Kong's lion dance tradition on its head. Two stylistic divergent Korean ensembles reconceive traditional ritual music and dance, adding humour and wit while extending body language. There’s Butoh, dance of darkness that is unique to Japan. And there’s an energetic athletic piece paring up Hong Kong and Japanese dancers, sparking limitless creative possibilities. A new work from Taiwan, inspired by Nordic myth that has received international recognition, receives its Hong Kong premiere. Members of the Hong Kong Dance Company also present new works based on numbers and card games. The best talents of Asia meet local stars in a glittering crossover dance extravaganza!
 
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X stands for the unknown & endless possibilities
 
 
 
Programme 1
 
REST  Company SIGA (Korea)

  
  Photographer: LEE Jaehun
 
Choreographer: Lee Jae-young
Dancers: Lee Jae-young Shin Jea-ho 
 
A ball restlessly bouncing on the ground.
A body imbued with inexhaustible energy.
And both yearning for a rest.
 
**Selected as PAMS Choice, Performing Arts Market in Seoul, PAMS (2014)**
**Best Performer Award, The International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands (2015)**
 
 
 
《拉人Dance》 Daniel Yeung & Dancers (Hong Kong) 

  
Photographer: Kwok Chi
 
 
Choreographer: Daniel Yeung
Co-Choreographers & Dancers: Mao Wei Tracy Wong Hugh Cho Li Tuokun* Soames Lee
Costume and Props sponsor for Shooting: Kwokslion Kung-Fu & Dragon Lion Dance Team
 
Rising, emerging from the cave, greeting the guests, flaunting its prowess, passing through mountains, bowing out of deference, keeping a static stance, plucking the green …
 
This is a crossover of dance and martial arts: “The space between lion and man” vs “dragon and lion motivating the crowd.” A pas de deux where dancers merely lift each other morphs into high-energy physicaltheatre in an innovative style of lion dance. Here, dance and martial arts revel and collide with the old and new!
 
 
 
Hugin/Munin    B.DANCE (Taiwan)  

  
Photographer: Yi-Shu Chen
 
Choreographer: Tsai Po-cheng
Dancers: Chang Chien-chih Chang Sheng-ho
 
In old Norse mythology there are two ravens sitting on either shoulder of Odin: Hugin and Munin, whose names mean "thought" and "memory" respectively. Flying over Midgard (as their world is called), they serve as Odin's eyes and report back to him what they have seen.
 
Hugin, Munin, please send our warmest regards to God Odin.
 
**First prize & Italy Balletto Di Siena Production Award, Burgos-New York International Choreography Contest (2015) **
**First Prize & Tanz Luzerner Theater Production Award, Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (2015)**
**Sliver Prize, Jerusalem International Choreography Competition (2015)**
 
 
 
4 Times 13 = ?  Hong Kong Dance Company (Hong Kong)

  
Photographer: Kwok Chi
 
Choreographer: He Yongning
Dancers: He Yongning Li Xiaomeng Liu Wai-yee Zhan Qian
Composer & Live music: Sascia Pellegrini 
 
Four dancers personify the four suits in a deck of cards; thirteen ranks chronicle their paths to maturity.
When they meet, will there be a “similar yet discordant” stalemate or “different but concordant” harmonies?
 
 
 
Programme 2 
 
Focus on Zero Hong Kong (Hong Kong Dance Company) x Shanghai

  
Photographer: Kwok Chi
 
Co-Choreographers & Dancers: Yuan Shenglun Xie Xin#
Dancer: Sun Gongwei
 
0 ─ Limited and limitless, it’s both the beginning and continuity.
 
Tokyo Dance Bridge International Premiere
 
 
 
A Short, Thick Rainbow Namstrops X Unlock Dancing Plaza (Japan X Hong Kong)

  
 
Choreographers: Namstrops (Takafumi Kodama Souhei Minowa Akifumi Toyofuku)  +  Rumiko Takahashi
Dancers: Namstrops Joseph Lee** Carman Li Emily Ng Skinny Ng
Music designer: Genki.Ohno
 
“We may or may not have flown over 1228.322 miles (1976.793 kilometres).
There we saw a short, thick rainbow.”
 
This programme is co-organized with Unlock Dancing Plaza
 
 
 
Gentleman Maholra Company (Korea)

  
Choreographer & Dancer: Kim Jae-seung
Live Music: Hwang Min-wang Seong Hwi-kyeong
 
The dual identity of a man—as son and lover—unfolds with the musical accompaniment of daegum and janggu. The dancer’s movements are at times characterized by the elegance of traditional Hanryang-mu, yet sometimes filled with the vitality of contemporary dance. Is he a man admired by his lover, or a son loved by his mother?
 
** Solo & Duet Grand Prix Award, Seoul International Choreography Festival (2013)**
 
 
 
Illusion in the wind (Butoh) Yuri Nagaoka (Japan)

  
Photographer: Masatsugu Shibata
 
Choreographer & Dancer: Yuri Nagaoka
 
I’m roaming in the wind
A wandering Soul
Pieces of memory blown away
Where have my body and my legs gone?
 
They are here
Here is all
And all goes
 
For the first time, Butoh artist Yuri Nagaoka from Japan brings to Hong Kong a performance tinged with the shrouded beauty of darkness.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lighting Designer: Lee Chi Wai  (Programme 1)
         Mousey Tse   (Programme 2)
 
 
Artistic Coordinator: Yang Yuntao 
 
Artistic Advisers: Daniel Yeung Ong Yong-lock
 
 
#Guest Artist 
 
*Li Tuokunis currently an Apprentice with Hong Kong Dance Company. 
(This position is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Artistic Internship Scheme)
 
**Joseph Lee is currently a Resident Artist at Unlock Dancing Plaza
(This position is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Artistic Internship Scheme)

Venue Partner

宣傳協助


Pre-performance Activities

Post-performance Activities

Contemporary lyrical jazz workshop by Tsai Po-cheng (Taiwan) - Free Enrollment for ticket-holders of 8/F Platform X

Suitable for participants with dance experience. One ticket is required for each workshop per person. First come first served.

Time
6 Dec 2016 (Tue) 8:15-9:45pm

Location
Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 7/F Rehearsal Hall

Family bouncing fun workshops by Namstrops X Unlock Dancing Plaza (Japan X Hong Kong) - Free Enrolment for 8/F Platform X ticket-holders

Dance artists from Japan who were formerly Physical Education teachers will conduct fun workshops that combine dance with sports, specially designed for parents and kids! One ticket is required for each workshop per person. First come first served.

Time
10 Dec 2016 (Sat) 2:00-3:30 pm / 3:45-5:15 pm

Location
Asia Society Hong Kong Center Landscape Terrace

Butoh workshop by Yuri Nagaoka (Japan) - Free enrollment for ticket-holders of 8/F Platform X

One ticket is required for each workshop per person. First come first served.

Time
13 Dec 2016 (Tue) 8:15-9:45pm

Location
Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 7/F Rehearsal Hall

Chill Out with the Artists

Meet the artists up close and have a chat over drinks and snacks gratis!

Time
After the performance of 9-10,16-17 Dec2016 7:45pm

Location
8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, SWCC

Roundtable Discussion - From inspiration to presentation(11/12), Individuality vs Universality(18/12)

Time
11, 18 Dec 2016 (Sun) 5:00 pm

Location
8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, Sheung Wan