Rediscover our bond with the land since eons ago through multi-dimensional experiences
A special resonance with the land on earth is buried in our genes. Since eons ago, this bond continues to drive the actions of all beings. To survive and expand, we choose to roam and migrate, even getting lost at times throughout challenging journeys. But we always respond to the universe in a myriad of ways.
To find the promised land of abundance, humans arrive at the barren rock. As the land and humans nourish each other, lush green forests and cities with skyscrapers come into being. When the call to wander rises again, the stories of staying and leaving continue with everyone venturing towards the unknown, paying attention to what life reveals.
The artist group Vividly produced the rock-themed The Inner Études in 2021, an immersive theatre inspired by the Victoria Prison and the geological history of Hong Kong rocks. The acclaimed production received four nominations at the HK Theatre Libre Awards and became a Design Mark recipient of Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award.
This year, expanding from geographic to demographic, Vividly produced The Sublime Progressions and investigates the theme of migration and diaspora by species and tribes, leading audiences on a journey across time and space in Tai Kwun via multi-dimensional soundscapes, lighting, projections, scenery, and performances.
30.04.2023 (Sun) | 5:30-6:15pm | Laundry Steps | Conduct in Cantonese
Free admission, no registration required. Limited seats available on a first-come first-served basis.
Speaker/Guest: PANG Yuk-man (Hong Kong naturalist, HK history and geography enthusiast and creator), Jay Lei, Jay Lee Shuk-man (Art Directors of The Sublime Progression), Yuen Che-hung (Uncle Hung) (Co-playwright of The Sublime Progression)
Creative and Production Team
Curated and Produced by: Vividly
Concept / Script / Art Direction: Jay Lei, Jay Lee Shuk-man
Co-playwright: Yuen Che-hung (Uncle Hung)
Research: Jay Lee Shuk-man
Dramaturg and Performance Coach: Chan Tai-yin James
Performers: Annie Cheung*, Gloria Hung, Chan Wing-shuen, Ng King-lung, David Chan
Multimedia Design: Jay Lei@SEESAW
Set & Installation Design: Ng Yan-yan
Lighting Design: Jit Lam
Sound Design: Ellison Lau
Costume Design: Tiffany Lau
Production Manager: Lam Hing-lun
Producer: Susanna Yu
*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Baptist University
- Performance lasts for around 60-70 minutes in Cantonese with no surtitles
- Recommended for ages 12 and above
- Audience is advised to arrive 15 mins before the show starts; No latecomers will be admitted
- Audience is required to walk around various locations. Please assess your physical condition if it is suitable for participation
- No cancellations, refunds or changes can be made on confirmed tickets
- Comfortable clothing is recommended
- Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.