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.
Duration: 25 min.
Natalie Tin Yin Gan
PERFORMED BY Michelle Lui, Milton Lim, Alex Tam
SOUND COMPOSITION BY Remy Siu
PROJECTION DESIGN BY Remy Siu and Milton Lim
DRAMATURGY BY Lee Su Feh
COMMISSIONED BY Dance Allsorts & CanAsian Dance’s Kickstart Festival [Toronto]
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