Pa | Ethos & Dancing Philosophy
When moving bodies and moving minds intersect
‘Tableaux’ and ‘keep dancing’ appear to be at both ends of the spectrum, but they actually gravitate towards each other. Between stillness and rhythm, what will the body and the mind spark off? Pa | Ethos depicts the condensation of pure bodily movements, while Dancing Philosophy transforms thoughts into spatial movements; both works explore the collision and association between the body and the spiritual world respectively through pure dance movements and lecture performance. These exchanges let any boundaries vanish. CCDC juxtaposes these two contrasting works, inviting the audience to keep their minds open and eyes active. Let’s ride the wind, step into the cross-disciplinary yaw, and keep flowing.
Pa | Ethos
Dance at the Pinnacle of Poetry
Amidst the aestheticism of sculptures, dancers set free the bountiful primal passion beneath with the optimum rhythm. Infinite possibilities are born between the movement and stillness of imagination, presenting a branch of aesthetics beyond compare. Inspired by Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric, this work has toured 11 times in Italy, the Mainland and other locations before staging in Hong Kong with a special version. Choreographer Sang Jijia’s exquisite sensibility and composer Dickson Dee’s spirited electronic music are welded together to reshape the poetry of the body.
“Classical philosophy, oriental thought, electronic music and dance come together in a refined and passionate show.“
– Marche Teatro
Rehearsal Master & Performance
Charlie LEUNG*, Kelvin MAK*, Gigi YANG
Contributing Dance Artists
Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee (Italy), Spellbound Contemporary Ballet
* By kind permission of Beyond Dance Theater
^ The Artistic Internship Scheme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
When the Body Articulates and Words Dance
Philosophers question and debate unceasingly to search for the meaning of the world, of knowledge, and of humanities and arts. In the debut cross-disciplinary collaboration between Corrupt the Youth and CCDC, they question the essences of body and movement with Artistic Director Yuri Ng. They exchange ideas and pose questions in the form of ‘keep talking, keep dancing’: What is dance? What is contemporary dance? Why dance here and now? When one starts to dance, is it the brain, body, or mouth that moves? Let’s explore the dancing boundaries of philosophers at the theatre.
Creation & Performance
HUNG Yan, KONG Man-ki, KUM Long-yin, KWAN Ho-chuen, KWONG Chun-man, LAI Ka-lok, LI Hong-ting, TSE Sze-fan, YEUNG Chun-yin
Creation & Live Accompaniment
CHEUNG Siu-mei, Claudia LEUNG
Discount Schemes at URBTIX
Club Bravo Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Energy Fun Club Plus Members of Chung Ying Theatre Company
Friends of Hong Kong Ballet
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company (Classic + Prestige)
E-Side Dance Company
Paid Members of Fringe Club
Members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Friend of POP Theatre
HKIFF Cine Fan Patron
Classic and Student Privilege Card
Members of Yat Po Singers
Members of ManulifeMOVE
Members of MOViE MOViE
Holders of CCDC Dance Card
Holders of CCDC Kids Card
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
Members of the Federation of HKPU Alumni Associations
Modern Dance Friends of Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators’ Association
CCDC Dance Inspirations Card Holder
Full time students
Senior citizens aged 60 or above
People with disabilities & the minders
Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients
CCDC Student Dance Inspirations Card Holder
Each purchase of 4 – 9 standard tickets (10% off)
Each purchase of 10 – 19 standard tickets (15% off)
Each purchase of 20 – 40 standard tickets (20% off)
Programme Plus Partner
Duration is approximately 2 hours with 15-minute intermission
Performed in Cantonese with no surtitles
Audience of aged 6 or above are welcomed
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme, artists as well as seating arrangements and audience capacities should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
CCDC x Corrupt the Youth | Documentary: Rehearsing Philosophy
Commissioned by CCDC, local film director Michael Tang pulled back the curtain and documented Corrupt The Youth’s creative journey in this documentary – Rehearsing Philosophy. The documentary will be premiered in Kino, Eaton HK, where members of Corrupt The Youth will watch it together and share their thoughts with audience members. The documentary will then be available on CCDC’s online channel.
In Contact or Disconnect?!
A three-session workshop series, starting with a guided stroll around the city, will explore the body’s physical response to the urban environment through the lens of dance in terms of our senses, such as sight, touch and movement. How do urban configurations and body aesthetics interact and respond to each other? Can we respond with a different approach?
Dates: 20 Aug, 26 – 28 Aug, 3 Sept
Docents: Yuri Ng (CCDC Artistic Director), Human Wu (Architect)
Workshops will be conducted in Cantonese
CCDC x Corrupt the Youth | Members on the Move: Dynamic Training 101
Are philosophy and dance at both ends of the spectrum, or are they two sides of the same coin?
In this two-hour movement training workshop, Yuri and members of Corrupt the Youth will explore and encode the body and creation process.
Date: 12 Aug 2022* (Fri) or 13 Aug 2022 (Sat) (Choose one)
Workshops will be conducted in Cantonese
* Members on the Move: “Dynamic Training 101” originally scheduled on 12/8 has been postponed to 10/9.