Dear HK: at this fateful time, I would like to live out all of your wildest fantasies.
NINEEIGHT is a multi-media dance theatre work for three performers with live-generated electronic sound and projection. The work sources from Mo Lei Tau, a phenomenon of absurdist, comedic film that emerged in Hong Kong in the 1990’s.Through the lens of this peculiar cinematic language, the work unpacks the climate of political uncertainty and anxiety of Hong Kong in the years awaiting its return to the hands of Mainland China on July 1, 1997. NINEEIGHT reflects on personal fractures, disorientation, and the significance of “motherland” at times of political, social and geographical transition.
Performers: Michelle Lui, Milton Lim, Alex Tam
Choreographer: Natalie Tin Yin Gan
Dramaturge: Lee Su Feh
Sound Composition: Remy Siu
Projection Design: Remy Siu and Milton Lim
Running time: 25 minutes
IMACT Festival (MT Space) Kitchener, ON September 28th - 29th, 2017
Public Energy Peterborough, ON September 21st, 2017
Western Arts Alliance Conference Vancouver, BC September 2nd, 2015
Dancing on the Edge Festival Vancouver, BC July 5th - July 6th, 2015
Seattle International Dance Festival Seattle June 19th - June 20th, 2015
CanAsian International Dance Fest Toronto, ON April 30th - May 2nd, 2015
CanAsian Kickstart Festival Toronto, ON April 23rd - April 26th, 2014