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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Solo & Improv: HK x KR Dance Junctions Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Dance, Multi-media & Improvisation Research Week 20 & 22 / 9  2-6pm 21 / 9 9am-1pm, 2-6pm Dance starts within body. Art originates from exploration. We questions, experiment, discuss, analyses, attempt and record. We invite you all to witness the research-in-progress…! Days of movement research during which international artists explore the relationship between movements, own senses, and other individuals. Participants from different art forms inspire and provide new perspectives to one another. The Research Week will be documented by text and videos and will be archived as research materials. Professionals can join the Research Week as either a participant or an observer. We welcome theatre, dance and other forms of performing arts practitioners. However with only limited quotas, we will allocate according to your intentions and the total number of applications. Administration Fee: $400 Participating Artists Dancer Ara CHO (KR), Ming-yan HO (HK), Geunyoung KIM (KR), Victor Choi-wo MA (HK), YANG Hao (HK), KT YAU (HK) Live Musician Makin Bing-fai FUNG (HK), Edmund LEUNG (HK) Multi-media Artist Makin Bing-fai FUNG (HK) Stage Manager & Lighting Designer Coco Po-yee CHUNG (HK) Documentator Lorraine Lok-yan LEE Research workshop instructors Ara CHO, Makin Bing-fai FUNG, Geunyoung KIM, Edmund LEUNG, Victor Choi-wo MA, Yang Hao, Mandy Ming-yin YIM[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]HK x KR Dance Junctions: Improvisation Land 62 23 / 9 / 2016 8pm^ $160, *$80 (For Ticketing & Discounts, please refer to info below) All in a flash, improvisation sparks…! Since 1998, Y-Space created a platform named as “Improvisation Land” for artists of different media to meet and have an improvisational jamming from time to time. In gathering artists around the world, and across the areas of dance, installation art, music, lighting design and visual art, artists would interact spontaneously, beyond the usual practice of choreographed performance. Being unpredictable could be risky, but could also be a surprise. ^ with Post-Performance talk[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="HK x KR Dance Junctions: Improvisation Land 62 - House Programme" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/0923_final_v2.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]HK x KR Dance Junctions: Solo Dance 24 / 9 / 2016 8pm^, 25 / 9 / 2016 3pm ^ with Post-Performance talk $160, *$80 (For Ticketing & Discounts, please refer to info below) Three unique contemporary solo dances from Korea & Hong Kong, bring it on! Middle Choreographer & Performer: YANG Hao Choreographer: Alice Rensy Middle made its Premier at New Haven International Festival Arts & Ideas June 2016. In this work many references to Chinese culture of movements mingle with personal elements. Kung-Fu, Square Dance and contemporary life style has been transformed to the theatre scene as a post card to be presented in a poetic way. Water Sound Choreographer & Performer: Geunyoung KIM I breathe. I breathe from the deep inside of the body. Silently feeling alive. The sound of breath which soaks and flows. The sound of every collision. I sometimes slowly and quickly breathe and that is how I make my own path. Remain Invisible Choreographer & Performer: KT YAU Eyes are watching, and she withdraws into her shell.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="HK x KR Dance Junctions: Solo Dance - House Programme" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/092425_final.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Root of Dance (Geunyoung KIM Open workshop) Based on Korean tranditional dance, expanding your own body using line, space, pirsperation, and stream of the energy. 19/9 (M) 7-10pm Venue: Y-Dance Lab Fee: $300[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tickets available on 29 Aug 2016 onwards at URBTIX...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Y-Space: 20 years of perpetual motion Life is a marathon – you can only continue forward and learn to smile in between breaths… On & On & Turn Turn Turn On & On & Turn Turn Turn is a dance theatre created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Y-Space.  It offers a retrospective of Y-Space classics throughout its history, in one go, including its 1995 inaugural production None of Your Business, the 1996 Not a Double room, the 1997 Unconscious, the 1999 - 2000 Dance “In” Possible I, II, III, the 2000 - 2008 Air and Breath I & II, the 2010 Re/evolution, the 2005 - 2011 Body, ID &Space I - IV, Improvisation Land and the brand new 2015 production On & On & Turn Turn Turn.  This production showcases Y-Space’s creative journey of twenty years through revising or creating new choreography for excerpts from these works, and incorporates video projections and installations.   Production Team Choreographer, Director & Dancer: Victor Choi-wo MA Choreographer, Producer & Dancer: Mandy Ming-yin YIM Composer & Musician: Edmund [email protected] Interzone Collective (2015), Les FONG (2015), Hakgwai (2015), Sascia Pellegrini (2017) Lighting Designer: FUNG Kwok-kee Gabriel (2015), Pek Limin (2017) Set and Props Designer: TSANG Man-tung (2015) Costume Designer: Carmen CHENG (2015) Video Designer: Adrian YEUNG (2015) Videographer & Publicity Videos: Motus Pictures (2017) Sound Designer: Him LAW (2015) Production & Stage Manager: HO Mei-lin (2015), Lee Xin Zhi (2017) Deputy Stage Manager: Candy LAU (2015) Stage Manager Assistant: Koh Xi Yang Abel (2017) Devising Dancers: Hugh CHO (2015), Christine HE (2015), Flora HON (2015), LAM Po (2015), LEI Yan (2015), LIAN Guo-dong (2015), Henry SHUM (2015), KT YAU (2015), Adele Goh (2017), Adelene Stanley (2017), Daniel Navarro Lorenzo (2017), Faye Tan (2017), Keigo Nozaki (2017), Joy Wang (2017), Sammatha Yue (2017)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" thickness="50"][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2015/05/2-3 Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong 2017/11/10-11 MILIEU 2017 SOTA Studio Theatre, Singapore[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][button target="_self" hover_type="default" text="House Programme" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/output.pdf"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Through this series, Y-Space aims to explore alternative spaces for performance. Most performances had been created site-specifically, and Y-Space oversaw the organizational needs to realize the visions imagined by the choreographers. Site-Specific Dance The body’s movements can reveal the relationships between humans and their environment, architecture and other installations in their spaces. The subtle and complex interactions between humans, nature and city can give new understandings to how we live. Hence site-specific work as a contemporary dance form is gaining increasing attention.   Production Team Artistic Director, Curator & Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer, Co-ordinator & Choreographer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Choreographer & Dancer: Kenneth Sze, KT Yau, Rainbow Lam, Pang Yu Hai, Janet Wu, Louiseanne Wong, Christine He, Georgina Lo & Ha Young Mi Live Music: Sascia Pellegrini[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="normal" position="center" thickness="50" width_in_percentages="" up="20" down="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2013/08/03: Shenzhen CoCo Park 2013/08/14 & 24: Shenzhen Coastal City[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]For Y-Space’s 15th anniversary, Artistic Director Victor Ma invited Jacek Luminski to collaborate on RE/evolution. Luminski is the Artistic Director of Silesian Dance Theatre (SDT), Poland’s first contemporary dance company. The roots of this collaboration was formed during Y-Space’s performances and exchange in Poland in 2008. RE/evolution had its world premiere in Hong Kong, and toured to Poland for the 17th Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference & Performance Festival in July 2010. As multimedia dance theatre, RE/evolution made use of different theatrical languages to address a pressing issue in today’s world – the clashes and the fusion of tradition and technology. Technology evolves, needs are met, fuelling more desires. Have our lives become more comfortable, or more hectic? We live longer - due to our dependence on drugs and machines, or from increased control over our own lives? How can cultural traditions be preserved as technology develops - can they co-exist? How to find the balance?   Production Team Conceiver, Director & Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Choreographer: Jacek Luminski Set Designer: Ewing Chan Lighting Designer: Mariuse MichalikPoland & Alice KwongHK Video Designer: Adrian Yeung Sound Designer: Him Law Costume Designer: Christina Chan Producers: Catherine Yau & Mandy Yim Ming Yin Dancers (Hong Kong): Victor Choi-wo Ma, Mandy Ming-yin Yim, Abby Chan & Song Nan Dancers (Poland): Agnieszka Doberska, Daniel Galaska, Anna Piec & Sebastian Zajkowski[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="normal" position="center" thickness="50" width_in_percentages="" up="20" down="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2010/05/15-16: Y-Space 15th Anniversary Programme HK/ Poland Multimedia Dance Theatre Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong 2010/07/02: Poland XVII Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference & Performance Festival 2010 Power Plant, Bytom, Poland[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]In November 2009, Mandy Yim choreographed and performed a new solo, Cycle, for the i-Dance Festival of Solo and Improv. In December it was invited to the Crossing: OCAT Contemporary Dance Festival at Shenzhen’s OCT Contemporary Art Terminal. Life is of diverse journeys, Nature is of continuous cycles, a journey began at the time when you were born. It is also a never-ending process of searching for beauty, love and freedom. Footprints left...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This work followed on from Dance “In” Possible IV – Victor Ma’s Dance Exhibition I, during which Victor Ma enclosed himself in the Y-Space dance studio, and his daily living was streamed live on the internet as a month-long performance. Victor Ma’s Dance Exhibition II looked back at his life: difficult, strange, unpredictable, an extraordinary journey. The work shared his experiences and explorations in life and in dance. The work was not just an autobiography in dance. It showed fragments of childhood memories, dance training, creative breakthroughs, and life experiences; but the dance also revealed unrehearsed moments of relish as the dancer moved, in search for beauty and unrestraint, the opening up of body and space, the meditation on life and death. The work thus invited a witnessing of how Victor Ma had matured in his distinctive style: difficult, strange, unpredictable, a dance that came from his engagement with the fleeting, the improvised, the live connection between mind and body – both in dancing and in living.   Production Team Conceiver, Choreographer, Director & Dancer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer & Performer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim (Guest Performer) Live Musician: Nelson Hiu Sound Designer: Him Law Lighting Designer: Billy Chan Set Designer: Ewing Chan Video Designer: Adrian Yeung Costume Designer: Kenneth Leung   Reviews and Feedback Ma performed with commitment and sincerity. His movement was original and personal. There was no demonstration of technical skills but an honest sharing of his experiences. The idea, choreography, performance, music, design and multimedia elements were of high standard and they contributed to a cohesive work with a high quality. Wendy Chu 香港演藝學院舞蹈講師/藝發局評審員 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" thickness="50" up="20" down="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2009/10/23-25: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong 2017/12/08: Busan Dance Theater SHIN, South Korea[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Highlight" link="https://vimeo.com/220940546/70d9a2329d"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Body I.D. Space I, II & III From Y-Space’s base in a factory in Kwai Fong, to the Art Zone in the Dashanzi industrial area in Beijing, and then to the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) in Shenzhen. Bodies, Spaces and Identities … inextricably interrelated. Different tongues, cuisines, climates, laws, histories, within the same country … Do our differences make us unique, or create barriers? Does our coming together imply that all is well? Small personal choices and spatial changes could have rippling effects, in our behaviors and expressions, in our culture and history … Y-Space performed this site-specific work at the invitation of Beijing’s Dashanzi International Art Festival, a festival organized by the passionate artists of the 798 Art Zone. Body I.D. Space I combined dance, live music and site projections. The festival also hosted the Time/Space2 event, where different performances were installed in the same space. Body I.D. Space II was one of the works sharing this time-space. In 2009 in Shenzhen, Y-Space revisited this collision of differences when invited to perform Body I.D. Space III at Crossing OCAT Contemporary Dance Festival.   Production Team Producers, Choreographers, Conceivers & Dancers: Victor Choi-wo Ma, Mandy Ming-yin Yim Dancers: Song Nan (III), Hugh Cho (III), Peng Yu Hai (III) & Christine Kehr (III) Lighting Designer: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Anna Lee (III) Musicians: Nelson Hiu & Edmund Leung (III) Video Artist: David Wong (I & II) Video Designer: Woo Ling Ling (III)   Body I.D. Space IV The twists and turns in our lives take us round and round in space. We are taking in things all the time. And so our body expands, our identities change ...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]At the invitation from Interface 2004 Arts Festival, Y-Space created a new work, Four Corners, using collaboration and devising as method. The “four” in the title refers to the four collaborating artists and performers: Victor Ma, Mandy Yim and two dancers from India, Priyadarshini Ghosh Shome and Raka Maitra. The work explored the condition of modern city life, coping with confrontations, and finding ways to communicate and co-exist. Classical, traditional and avant garde forms rubbed shoulders; text and dance, visuals and movement mixed with music in this cross-disciplinary work.   Production Team Choreographers, Conceivers & Performers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim, Priyadarshini Ghosh Shome & Raka Maitra Musician: Nelson Hiu Lighting Designers & Video: Martin Li Tin Cheung & Victor Choi-wo Ma Video: David Wong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="normal" position="center" thickness="50" width_in_percentages="" up="20" down="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2004/03/12: X Project – Four Corners Interface 2004 Arts Festival Co-produced by Y-Space and Srishti Dance Works Kalamandir, Kolkata, India[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Because of studies in the UK, Victor Ma and Mandy Yim lived continents apart in 2002-3. This work was created when Victor returned to Hong Kong after his studies. The work was invited to Interface 2004 in Kolkata, India, and Beyond Butoh 04, at the Fringe Festival in Melbourne, Australia. It previewed at Theatre Y in Hong Kong. Invisible Contact explored the internal impulse that led one to dance. The dancers let go of rehearsed movements, symbols and language. Intuition became the main guide as the dancers interacted. A song, an object, a letter, a memory, a thought ...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Y-Space was invited to perform Air and Breath I for the “Wishful Thinking Project” at the 10th Tanzwoche festival. Two other works were created in Dresden: Fragile, presented in a public space, and Meeting at the Wunshdenken Night Club. Fragile Site-Specific Performance In Public Space Dresden was heavily bombed during World War II, but some of the cobblestone streets remained. While in Dresden, Victor Ma picked up many discarded  bottles from the streets. 99 bottles were arranged on the cobblestones, toppling, rolling and colliding at irregular intervals. Beautiful sounds emanated as the unyielding and the fragile made contact. Meeting Theatre Performance The work was collaboratively performed with other artists at the festival, featuring installation, video projections, and simple lighting attached to their bodies. The work celebrated the meeting of the artists.   Production Team Meeting Performers: Victor Choi-wo Ma, Mandy Ming-yin Yim & artists from the Wishful Thinking Project. Fragile Conceiver & Performer: Victor Choi-wo Ma[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="normal" position="center" thickness="50" width_in_percentages="" up="20" down="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2001/07/04: Meeting Project Theatre / Wunshdenken Night Club, Dresden, Germany 2001/ 07/08: Fragile Standehaus/Schlof Platz Street in Dresden, Germany[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...