Since Tai Kwun’s opening, “Theatre Season” and “Dance Season” have evolved into “SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts”, encouraging local artists to explore the breadth and depth of performing arts. In addition to creating space to nurture the artists’ continuous growth, we strive to connect the audience with performing arts.
The seven outstanding multi-disciplinary programmes showcase the creative imagination and forward-looking vision of local artists as well as their ability to delve into the subject. Under the influence of the pandemic, the performing arts season also reflects the artists’ responses to the present, and more importantly, enables the audience to relate themselves to every performance.
Carrying on the mission to explore the uncharted areas of performing arts, SPOTLIGHT will present six newly commissioned works and a partner programme. The site-specific theatre production The Inner Études takes us on an intimate journey beginning from a granite found near Prison Wall. Meanwhile, two new music productions – LauZone, a Hong Kong-style cabaret created by the team of the sold-out Tri Ka Tsai - will give a humorous account of the city’s unique cultural values; while The Happy Family presents a concert featuring an original novel and score, as it tells the story of a middle-class Hong Kong family.
Three distinctly different dance works will demonstrate the breadth of movement. These include the innovative Minute Moonshine that takes you from the virtual online world to Tai Kwun; Diary VII • The Story Of…… by the celebrated choreographer Mui Cheuk Yin; and No. 60: Back to Basic, a lecture-performance by Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun on contemporary and Thai Khon dance.
Alongside the main programmes, our partner Unlock Dancing Plaza will present free public workshops and performances to explore the relationship between body and methodology of choreography.
In SPOTLIGHT, every programme is relevant to you, us, and them.