Yokohama, Japan

February 8-15, 2020

Natalie will be present at TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) as part of a Canadian delegation hosted by CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association) led by Norman Armour and Aki Onda.

was it the smell of solitude [SFU rep]

February 2020 [residency] March 25-28, 2020 [performance]

SFU Woodwards

Hong Kong Exile is in-residence at Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts Dance Program to continue the research and workshop for our upcoming new work with the senior Repertory class. We will be spending 2-3 weeks with the artists that will culminate in a public presentation of an excerpt over four evenings. Thank you to SFU SCA and SFU Cultural Programs for this opportunity.

Foxconn Frequency (no. 3)

Singapore, March 2020

After wrapping up a whirlwind of a Fall tour to the Netherlands, Ottawa, Hong Kong, and Glasgow, Hong Kong Exile looks forward to another stop in Asia next Spring. Stay tuned for further details.

digit digit (2021)

digit digit is a multidisciplinary performance project carving space for asian diasporic experiences through a deconstructed dim sum experience. “digit digit” merges VR, movement, and interactive theatre.  Sourcing surveillance aesthetics and dining ceremony, “digit digit” invites audiences to consider food as a meeting place to broach topics of culture, race, migration, and memory. Scheduled for completion in 2021.


“was it the smell of solitude” is the newest large-scale multimedia dance project by Hong Kong Exile and led by choreographer Natalie Tin Yin Gan. Blending movement, set design, and live-manipulated digital light and sound, this project reflects three challenges we are tackling for the first time in company history: custom-designing a motorized lighting grid as an extension of choreography, creating work for a large ensemble, and engaging performers traditionally outside of the contemporary performance community. solitude is an interdisciplinary exploration of the Chinese custom of death as an active place of sounds, smells and stories.

was it the smell of solitude is expected to premiere in early 2021.