HKartsFestival@TaiKwun is part of the 49th Hong Kong Arts Festival.
HKartsFestival@TaiKwun is solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Hong Kong – Shenyang: A Movement Dialogue on Video
Artist Yuenjie Maru, a champion of symbiotic dance in Hong Kong, will collaborate with choreographer Lin Yingchi, a new generation Tai Chi virtuoso in Shenyang, to facilitate an exchange of video letters between two communities of different cultural contexts and different physical abilities, to explore the communicative power of movement and images.
Using tai chi motifs as a starting point, the community dancers in Shenyang will send out the first invitation-to-respond to their Hong Kong counterparts in the form of a video. The Hong Kong community dancers will “translate” their reply into physical movement, record it on camera and then send it to Shenyang. In co-creating the “video letters”, the artists will engage in a dialogue between the two cities that embraces diversity and fosters inclusiveness.
A finale performance, in which the dancers from the two cities finally meet in real-time online, is planned on-site at Tai Kwun to celebrate the connection they have built.
HKartsFestival@TaiKwun: Video Letters
12-14 June & 19-20 June, 2021
Duration: approx 45 min
Facilitators: yuenjie MARU (Hong Kong) & Lin Yingchi (Shenyang)
Video Director: Abby Wan (Hong Kong)
Camera operators: Fang Zheng (Shenyang) & community dancers from Hong Kong and Shenyang
Live Music: Nelson Hiu (Hong Kong)
Programme Coordinator: Scarlette Cheng@Artscompana (Hong Kong)
Stage Manager: David Tang (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong: Chan Hoi Ki, Polly Chan, Trada Ip, Candy Lee, Fifi Ng, Nancy Poon, Pooja Sharma, Susanna So, Joy Yau
Shenyang: Alex Chi, Chi Haobo, Hui Pengjun, Li Min, Liu Zhehong, Luo Zhanqiang, Qi Helong, Su Chengzhang, Sophia Sun, Wang Jingmei, Wang Tianqi, Wang Zhixue, Wang Zhuofei, Wei Te, Zhao Guangcan
Accessibility partner: Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong
A Hong Kong Arts Festival Production