An Immersive Installation and Contemporary Dance: Meeting In-Between Time. An autumnal night poem for a century-old heritage site in the form of dance, where fluidity and stillness meet
(Immediate Release) In keeping with the mission of the current dance season, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) continues to explore the myriad possibilities of dance, and how it can transcend language and across media. As autumn is in full swing, CCDC travels to the Pokfulam Farm in the south of Hong Kong Island, where they will be staging a new and exciting immersive installation and dance performance Meeting In-Between Time. Led by resident choreographer Sang Jijia, artists from within and outside the dance troupe have created a composition inspired by the century-old heritage site with its environment, visual projections, and sound installations blended. Against the backdrop of an enchanting landscape, dance artists of CCDC will present a poetic dance amid cool breezes under the night sky, taking the audience on a dynamic journey in the revitalised historic farm while travelling together between the past and present. Meeting In-Between Time will be performed at the Pokfulam Farm for 10 shows from 7 to 16 October2022. Participants are required to register and book in advance on art-mate.net.
An award-winning choreographer and multimedia artists compose a night poem on a century-old heritage site, offering urbanites an evening of peace away from hustle and bustle
Celebrated choreographer Sang Jijia has created dance compositions in various locations in Europe, including diverse indoor and outdoor spaces. For this brand-new immersive installation and contemporary dance performance for the Pokfulam Farm, he not only adapted his own choreography to the unique environment, but also blended in sound effects, projection mapping, installations, and other media to curate an immersive theatre experience for the audience. “With over a century of history, this place has been revitalised for new stories to be told. For visitors, it is like an encounter with time and space, just as this new production performance by CCDC is an intersection of the old and new. The dancers move through different spaces on the site, bringing the audience with them as they travel together between the past and present,” said Sang Jijia. This performance is another site-specific masterpiece by Sang Jijia after his critically acclaimed outdoor choreography at Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District in 2019.
The creative team behind Meeting In-Between Time is led by CCDC’s resident choreographer in collaboration with experimental musician Dickson Dee, multimedia designer Lo Wing, lighting designer Lawmanray, costume designer Linda Lee, and all the dance artists of CCDC. For two weeks, the talented collective will render a series of mesmerising, flowing landscapes at the Pokfulam Farm, which will be illuminated with video mapping as music verses of autumn nights play.
Inaugural evening performance at Grade I historic building after its revitalisation; tracing memories of the past through splendid landscapes of the city
The Pokfulam Farm, formerly the Old Dairy Farm Senior Staff Quarters known as Braemar, has been designated as a Grade I historic building. The venue has been partially open to the public since its soft opening early this year after a refurbishment in 2019. Besides being remade into the entrance to Pokfulam and a gateway to the local history, the heritage site demonstrates the bonds of the old Dairy Farm with its surrounding communities, connecting the memories of residents with the local history and the sights and sounds of yesteryear. Its hilltop location overlooking the vast ocean is a perennial attraction for visitors either in search of pieces of history or seeking a momentary respite from the daily. It is precisely a concoction of the rich history, architectural appeal, and stunning geography of the Pokfulam Farm that informs Meeting In-Between Time, which will add an awe-inspiring nocturnal charm to the place. As the breeze blows, walk down Pok Fu Lam road and into the heritage site, savour a captivating, lyrical performance as though browsing a cache of historical memories amid the city. Everything echoes. And in time, we shall meet.
“Meeting In-between Time” Programme Details
|Date and Time||7-16.10.2022
7.10.2022 [Fri] 8PM
8.10.2022 [Sat] 6PM, 7:15PM, 8:30PM
9.10.2022 [Sun] 6PM
14.10.2022 [Fri] 8PM
15.10.2022 [Sat] 6PM, 7:15PM, 8:30PM
|Venue||The Pokfulam Farm (141A Pokfulam Road)|
“Local Brewery” Package* : $80
* Includes one standard ticket and one can of Craft Beer by Young Master (330ml) , only applicable to audience aged 18 or above
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Immersive Installation & Contemporary Dance: Meeting In-between Time
Choreography: Sang Jijia
Original Music: Dickson Dee
Multi-media Design: LO Wing
Lighting Design: Lawmanray
Costume Design: Linda LEE
Multi-media Programme: CHAN Ka-ho
Sound Design: Anthony YEUNG
Rehearsal Master: Bruce WONG
Performance: Suyi HON, Felix KE, Natalie KO, Eric KWONG, Bobo LAI, Peggy LAM, Shirley LOK, QIAO Yang, Zelia TAN, Brian YAM^, Simpson YAU
^ The Artistic Internship Scheme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
|Choreographer: Sang Jijia (CCDC Resident Choreographer)||CCDC Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia has won numerous international dance awards as well as the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to study in the US. In 2002, he was chosen by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to study choreography under William Forsythe in Germany and stayed on at Ballet Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company as assistant choreographer and dancer. Sang returned to China in 2006 and, since then, has created a number of full-length works for BeijingDance/LDTX, Guangdong Modern Dance Company and CCDC. He has received commissions from famous dance companies across the world, including the Norwegian dance company Carte Blanche and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Italy. Sang is celebrated for his extremely physical and emotional movement language and his use of electronic music to interpret abstract concepts.|
About City Contemporary Dance Company
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), the flagship of modern dance in Hong Kong, undertakes to blaze the path of contemporary dance scene with extraordinary performances representing contemporary Hong Kong culture. Founded by Willy Tsao in 1979 and directed by Yuri Ng, CCDC has presented more than 200 highly-acclaimed original works by leading choreographers and innovative collaborations with artists across various media. City Contemporary Dance Festival has pioneered in Asia to reimagine the possibilities of modern dance. It is renowned for translating the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s multifaceted culture. Since 1980, the Company has accepted 273 overseas performance invitations to represent Hong Kong at the world’s foremost dance stages and festivals. It is regarded as “the artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong”.
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