Season Programme

Ode to Joy Evolving

Exquisite Dancing Bodies Meeting Fervent Classic Tunes – An Orchestration of Future Visions for the Human Race

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving exponentially, and even starting to develop its own self-consciousness. The boundaries of human cognition are becoming less defined… Can humans take charge of technology, or will they be replaced by it? An intersection of time and space, a clash of the classic and the futuristic, and a battle between the flesh and a mysterious mastermind will take place on stage. In the thick of external commands and self-consciousness, is autonomy still possible? Is the thrill from the struggle between autonomy and manipulation quantifiable?

Intermediate generation choreographer Justyne Li shows care towards humanity and the present era, along with her curiosity. After three years of cultivation, her short work Ode to Joy has been reshaped with her idiosyncratic contemporary vocabulary, guiding dance artists to push their bodies beyond their imagination. A tug-of-war between the flesh and technology is looming on the horizon. The audience is invited to enter a programmed realm in another dimension of time and space, and witness the dancing bodies oscillate between two extreme mental states.

In the 0 and 1 computer world, explore the intricated connections between human autonomy and the constantly progressing technology. Let’s open the ‘Pandora’s Box’ of artificial intelligence on stage.

Choreography and Direction: Justyne LI
Dramaturgy: Melissa LEUNG
Set and Lighting Design: Lawmanray
Costume Design: Cindy HO
Sound Design: WAN San-hong
Performance: AN Tzu-huan, Felix CHUN, Suyi HON, Felix KE, Eric KWONG, Genie LOK, SHUM Pui-yung, Nini WANG, Tanki WONG, Skye YAO, Simpson YAU, Tally ZHUANG

Concept: Justyne LI
Art Direction: Moss SIU@Mossmoshiii, CHAN Wing-shuen, Zenox TSUI
Graphic Design: Alfie LEUNG
Photography: Michael CW CHIU
Make Up: Jan CHEUK

Rehearsal Photos

Photo: Carmen SO, Tanki WONG

Discount Schemes

Advance booking is available at CCDC website and art-mate during 21.3-9.5.2024.

No. of Programme(s) Discount
2 10% off
3* 20% off
4* 25% off

*For each purchase of 3 or more different events during advance booking period, patrons may receive one complimentary ‘Dance Inspirations’ membership.

Club Bravo Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Young Audience Scheme (YAS) Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Chung Ying Theatre’s Energy Fun Club Plus
Friends of HK Ballet
Students of Hong Kong Ballet Classical Ballet Training Programme
Friends of HK Chinese Orchestra
Friends of HK Dance Company(Classic + Prestige)
Friends of POP Theatre
Friends of HKREP Pals
Zuni Friends
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
E-newsletter subscribers of Yat Po Singers
MOViE MOViE Members
Customers of HKTDC Design Gallery
Hong Kong Arts Administrators’ Association
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
Members of The Federation of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumni Associations
Members of RTHK Programme Staff Union

Holders of CCDC Dance Centre ‘Dance Card’
Holders of CCDC Dance Centre ‘Kids Card’

Holders of CCDC ‘Dance Inspirations’ Card

Full-time Students

Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above

People with Disabilities & the Minder

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients

Approximately 70 minutes.
Audience aged 6 or above are welcomed.
The performance contains strong lighting, strobe effects, loud sound effects and smoke.
CCDC reserves the right to substitute artists and vary advertised programmes.

10 May 2024 (Fri) 8pm
11 May 2024 (Sat) 8pm*
12 May 2024 (Sun) 3pm*
*With post-performance meet-the-artist session
$320, $240, $180
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre