If something is captured on film, does it mean it is true? What is under the eye of the camera – protection, justice, exploitation or manipulation?
CCDC Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia’s new work Mr Blank boldly challenges the controversies in the use of surveillance.
Our world is a giant film studio. Every moment is recorded. Everybody is used to being watched.
One Mr Blank after another looks for his own self through traces remained in this enclosed space.
Enter the cracks in Mr Blank’s memory through the camera. Take on the powers that see everything.
Are you ready?
Hailed as ‘the perfect dancer’, Tibetan choreographer Sang Jijia embeds spoken words, music and new media into his movements, working in close partnership with dramaturg Janice Poon, musician Dickson Dee, set and lighting designer Leo Cheung, costume designer Cindy Ho, video design Oliver Shing and sound design Anthony Yeung. Mr Blank is a brand new dance theatre experience that plays a game of control with audiences.
FREE Programme Plus Events
‘Freedom Under Surveillance’ Talk
15.9.2018 (Sat) 4PM-5PM
9/F Forum, Eslite Book Store (Causeway Bay)
Guest: Sang Jijia, Janice Poon, Wan Yau (Cross-media artist / Researcher)
‘Who’s Mr Blank?’ Video Exhibition
Foyer Exhibition Area E1
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Venue Sponsor of Talk
As a key element of the artistic presentation in CCDC’s production “Mr Blank”, we may photograph, film, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of any person who attend the performance inside the venue and its related public area, and use the same for any purpose within this production without payment to any person. According to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, audiences have the right to request for an access of the personal data and for a copy of the relevant information, upon receipt of a reasonable fee charged on such request. For those who wish to check their personal information, please submit a written request to CCDC by mail or email. Please visit www.ccdc.com.hk for the contact details. By attending the performance (regardless the ticket category and price), you have agreed to the above arrangement.
The seating configuration has changed due to work’s development. Instead of end stage, it will be staged in the round with seats and standing area looking down from the balcony which creates different sightlines.
Mr Blank is expected to be an hour without intermission. $250 tickets are re-designated as seats and $180 tickets are standing places. Our staff will explain and allocate new seats for you on the day.
Please note that we may photograph, film, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of any person attending the performance, inside the venue and its related public area, and use these materials for any purpose within this production without payment to any person. By attending the performance, you have agreed to the above arrangement.
If you do not accept the changes, please contact us on 2829 7803 by 8 Sept (Sat) for a refund.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
CCDC is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
CCDC reserves the right to substitute artists and vary advertised programmes
The music for this production is commissioned by City Contemporary Dance Company in 2018 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund
Contemporary Dance Theatre
5-6.10.2018* [ Fri~Sat ] 8pm
6-7.10.2018 [ Sat~Sun ] 3pm
7.10.2018 (Sun) 5pm (Additional Performance)
*With post-performance meet-the-artist sessions
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre