January 2024

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="39487" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text](Hong Kong, 15 January 2024) City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) concludes its ‘It’s Summer!’ dance season with the premiere of Living Up/噏 to Death last week. Led by interdisciplinary theatre director/ choreographer Ivanhoe Lam, the experimental dance theatre piece devised by a diverse and talented creative team delves into profound themes of life and death. The programme is now running up to 21 Jan 2024 (Sun) at The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District, with tickets available at CCDC website and URBTIX.   Living in the Moment: Experiencing Rebirth in the Theatre Living Up/噏 to Death, choreographed and directed by Ivanhoe Lam, endeavors to bridge the realms of dance and life through the creative team’s collaboration with the 'Silent Teachers' Body Donation Program, alongside archive research. Central to the conception of the work, Lam suggests “Leaving is merely another beginning”. In view of the universal yet personal finality of life, he emphasizes the significance of how the living honor and continue the legacies of their predecessors. Despite its partial title reference to ‘death’, Lam aspires for the audience to experience from the experimental theatre a transformed perspective on separation and existence, encouraging viewers to seek new meanings and answers within the concept of ‘living’. The 90-minute performance blends dance, installations, text, live videos and electronic music into an immersive experience for the audience. The multidisciplinary production features Dance Artists not only performing contemporary dances, but also presenting a series of spectacular and unconventional performances, weaving multiple narratives within the same space. Lam notes, "Everyone has different experiences and ways of dealing with and facing life, which represents a contemporary view of all beings." In redefining the viewing experience, the creative team has turned the theatre space into a 'laboratory'. Each audience member becomes a ‘laboratory technician’, free to observe and wander

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