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[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 was invited to the Opening Ceremony of the 11th China Cup International Regatta. The dance entitled Moved by the Wind were performed on a stage with water tanks, kick-starting the races.   Production Team Moved by the Wind A dance inspired by the wind Composer and Performer: Yusuke Hatano Follow the Water A dance inspired by the water Composer: Jackie Yu Creative Director: Mick Yip Visual Artist: Tobias Gremmler Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Coordinator: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Dancers: Crystal Chung, Kingsan Lo, Christy Ma, Jasmin Wong Assistant Stage Manager and Helpers: Joe Cheng, Tammy Tang, Eric Yim[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" thickness="50"][vc_column_text]Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance 2017/10/27 Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay, Daya Bay, Shenzhen[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Y-Space was invited to perform at the opening ceremony of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013 at the former Guangdong Float Glass Factory.   Production Team Artistic Director and Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Co-Producer & Dancer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Composer: Allard van Hoorn Video Designer: Adrian Yeung Lighting Designer: Lawmanray Sound Designer: Him Law Dancers: Ivan Chan, Pang Yu Hai, Kenneth Sze, Iris Tang, KT Yau, Rainbow Lam Assistant Stage Manager: Kiwi Chan Producer: Gigi Liang[/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 2013/12/06: Former Guangdong Float Glass Factory[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The makeshift stage is a familiar Hong Kong tradition: during festivals, Cantonese opera is performed alongside rituals and celebrations. These bamboo scaffoldings were transformed through this project into a site for the meeting of tradition and modern art. Through a series of site-specific theatre and dance performances, happenings, workshops, parades and games for the whole family, Y-Space brought together traditional and modern culture to share with the public. The multimedia performance on the main stage, The Key to Happiness, was narrated by Ah Chan. He wanted to bring joy to the audience through the show. But interruptions kept coming: an alien (Ah Man) arrived from Planet Joy to learn about how humans live, and to bring the key to happiness back to his people; then a group of masked robbers burst into the scene … After so much had happened, Ah Chan shared his realization that one’s attitude towards other people, and towards all that may happen in one’s life, was the key to happiness. The project was conducted on four makeshift stages across Hong Kong.   Production Team Director, Choreographer & Scriptwriter: Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer & Choreographer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Choreographer: Pewan Chow Script Writer: Rensen Chan Light Designer: Anna Lee (2009) Video Artist: Adrian Yeung (2009) Set & Costume Designer: Tsang Man Tung Graphic Designer: Vivian Leung Music Director: Ng King Pan Musicians: Wu Chun Hei, Mo Chun Pang & Leung Yan Chiu Actor (MC): Rensen Chan (2008) & Wong Jan Fai (2009) Actors (Alien): Man Lee Dancers: Cheung Hoi Yan (2008), Kaco Kam (2008), Fok Ka Wing, Yau Ka Kit, Rebecca Wong, Max Lee, Icey Lam, Chan Ka Ching (2009), Song Nan (2009) & Liu Heung Man (2009)[/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 2008/04/26,27 2007/08: The Makeshift Theatre Project I: Tradition vs Modernity 2007/08 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme Football Field, Fung Shue Wo Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong 2008/05/4: Cha Kwo Ling Road (Tin Hau Temple), Hong Kong 2008/05/11: Wong Nai Chung Crescent Garden, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong 2008/05/27: Sai Kung Po Tung Road (in front of Tin Hau Temple), Hong Kong 2009/04/20-21: School Culture Day Scheme 2009 Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong 2009/04/27-28: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]In its 13th year, Y-Space received its first invitation by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s Cultural Presentations Section to create a stage work. Air and Breath II was created on this occasion. Martial arts like Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong connect breath to spirit and to life … Breath is the source of life, but also of diseases … Breathing releases energy, and so creates movement, rhythm and music; breathing drives us to create dance. Breathing is where everything begins! Most of the movement material for Air and Breath II was sourced from the breath, rather than from music or text. The music by Nelson Hiu was a spontaneous encounter with the movement, added only after the choreography was completed. Just as the breath cycles through four stages: inhalation, suspension, exhalation, relaxation … so the work was structured in four parts, interspersed with stories from each performer, on how breath generated personal, emotional, even environmental meanings. The fifth section combined themes from the previous sections in an improvisation centred on breath.   Production Team Director, Choreographer & Dancer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer, Choreographer & Dancer: Mandy Ming -yin Yim Dancers & Performers: Alex Cheung Yi-shen, Kuo Nai Yu (2008), Kim Dae Gun (2008), Justyne Li (2007), Andy Ng (2007) & Faye Leong Huey Yi (2007) Video Designer: Woo Ling Ling (2008) Musicians: Nelson Hiu, Ling Lee (2007), Takeda Kenichi (2007) Set and Props Designer: Tsang Man Tung Lighting Designer: Gabriel Fung Kwok Kee Costume Designer: Cindy Ho Pui Shan & Mandy Ho Mei Sin[/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 2007/07/27-29: Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Theatre, Hong Kong 2008/06/25-27: Shatin Town Hall, Cultural Activities Hall, Hong Kong 2008/07/10: Poland XV Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival 2008 Silesian Dance Theatre, BytomCultural Centre, Bytom, Poland[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]This work explored the concept of “landscape” in contemporary Hong Kong. The Pound Lane area around Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan is a typical Hong Kong landscape of steep streets and stairways. This was the site for a gathering of independent artists in Hong Kong, working in dance, music, fashion, visual art, performance art and video, in an improvisation that interacted with the landscape, its memory, its pedestrians and its everyday life.   Production Team Conceivers, Choreographers & Performers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Performers:  Mandy Wong, Hong Heng Leong, Higy Fung, Selina Tin, Grace Chan, Esther Lam, Debbie Wu, Carman Yu, Mak Kit Ping & Yuka Tsukazaki Costume Designer: William Tang[/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 2001/01/20: Presented by Fringe Club City Festival Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] In 2000, while others celebrated the millennium, Victor and Mandy’s homestead in Kam Tin, New Territories was torn down, the land reclaimed by the government. The next day, without a home, they performed Dance “In” Possible II – Dark Corner, followed by performances in Norway. While there, the Oktoberdans festival invited them to create a site-specific work. This work would later receive invitations to be performed in Dresden, Beijing and Poland, and also would be performed in Hong Kong. Air and Breath I allowed for a direct conversation between breath, body and the city. Victor and Mandy were wrapped entirely in duvets and elastic cords. Their breath was the guide for rolling movements on the surfaces of the cityscape. Air and Breath I is: A life-like thing that breathes An amorphous thing A thing that is neither male nor female A thing that has no distinct skin colour A thing that does not know how to move according to codes of urban human behaviour A sculpture that moves A….   Oktoberdans project I: Air and Breath I Y-Space was invited by Oktoberdans to create a site-specific work, but with limited resources, the projections that were planned could not be realized. Victor and Mandy observed the sloping streets of Bergen, which became the source of Air and Breath I.   10th Tanzwoche dance festival, Wishful Thinking Project I: Air and Breath I Y-Space was invited by Norwaygian Jana Winderan for the Wishing Thinking project at Tanzwoche in Dresden, Germany. Her “Wish” was for Y-Space to perform Air and Breath I in seven different locations in Dresden. As the strange white objects rolled in the streets of Dresden, Victor and Mandy received different responses. Some saw them as buskers and gave them money; some took the money away; some rolled along with them; some were confused and spoke agitatedly; some kicked these strange objects; and of course some simply ignored them.   Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing: Air and Breath I Y-Space was invited to perform in the famous 798 Art Village in Beijing. As they rolled in the streets of the mother country, a large crowd gathered to watch; with the traffic obstruction caused, they were chased away. But they clearly sensed the crowd’s curiosity and thirst for modern art in a China undergoing reforms.   Air and Breath I: The Streets of Hong Kong and Poland Air and Breath I, having been created on foreign streets, kept being rejected by event organizers at home. In June 2008, the making of Air and Breath II – Phenomenon gave rise to the occasion for the Hong Kong performances of Air and Breath I, in the Mongkok pedestrian area and in Times Square. It was during the time of the controversy over corporate control of civic space at Times Square, and so the performances invited reflections on creative freedom and the use of public spaces. In July, as Y-Space travelled to Bytom, Poland for the Poland XV Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival 2008 with Air and Breath II, the rolling white object once again conducted its physical conversation with the streets and the people of a foreign land.   Production Team Conceivers, Choreographers, Performers, Costume Designers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim (Bergen 2000 and Dresden 2001/7/3 & 5) Guest Performer: Reinaart Vanhoe (Dresden 2001/7/5) [/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 2000/10/10-11: Oktoberdans 2000 – Norway Bergen, Norway 2001/06/29,30 2001/07/2,3,5,7,8: 10th Tanzwoche dance festival - Wishful Thinking Project Dresden, Germany 2005/05/1-3: Dashanzi International Art Festival (2005) 798Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China 2008/06/15(5:00p.m.) Sai Yueng Choi Street pedestrian area, Mongkok, Hong Kong 2008/06/21: Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong 2008/07/08: Market Square, Bytom, Poland [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Breaking boundaries, crossing currents, mixing cultures. An invitation from Zimbabwe led to a work specifically created for the Charter House in Harare. Local actors, dancers and musicians worked together with Y-Space for a two-week rehearsal period and six performances. Chop Suey is a Chinese stir fry mixing different ingredients in one wok. This work crossed disciplinary, national and cultural boundaries. Dance, music, environmental sounds, movement, installation, architectural space, cityscape and local audiences were stirred together in this work.   Production Team Conceivers, Choreographers & Performers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Performers: The artists and musicians from Harare & Zimbabwe Set Designers and Installation: Hema & Luke Ma   Reviews and Feedback The audience is kept guessing on the next move, while at the same time being entertained. …Y-Space was excellent…. The choreography is well executed. Their performance cuts across cultures. Harare International Festival Of The Arts 2000 The Herald [/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 2000/04/26-05/01: Charter House, Harare, Zimbabwe (Africa) Harare International Festival of the Arts 2000[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]To help celebrate the Cultural Centre’s 10th anniversary, Y-Space created a site-specific performance based on the Centre’s unique architectural characteristics, its historical background and the city life so distinctive to the site. Three groups of performers, in costumes both modern and historically inspired, traversed the Cultural Centre and its piazza, water features, the waterfront promenade and public square. This interactive installation and site-specific dance transformed the Cultural Centre into a modern dance gallery, and as viewers traversed the site on their own accord, they too were transformed and became performers. An Angel also visited the Cultural Centre for its 10th anniversary to dance with the performers in Dance Collage Carnival!   Production Team Director, Coordinator & Installation: Hema Conceivers, Choreographers & Producer: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Performers: Keat Lin, Ivan Yuen, Nonie Yung, Sally Chow, Albert Tiong, Miu Cheung, Mak Kit Ping, Venus Au, Lily Cheng, Saffron Leung & Benny Fung Costume Designer: Mak Kit Ping Installation: Luke 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 1999/11/13: Piazza, Foyer & Pool, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Y-Space was one of the first organizations chosen by the Provisional Regional Council as a Cultural Ambassador, and the Dance & Drum project brought site-specific dance to the public. Against the perception of modern dance being obscure and remote, Y-Space aimed to broaden participation in dance and to cultivate more spaces as performing stages. Amidst blossoming Spring flowers and vibrant percussion music, Dance & Drum – Have Fun under the Sun invited members of the public to experience the pleasure of dance and rhythm, and to witness developments in the New Territories. Events included: A Samba parade – inviting the public to join in the dance; A dance exhibition – with maps in hand, viewers make their own ways to different areas in the park and watch site-specific pieces; Main stage performance – open-air modern dance performance, with an MC introducing the project and an open dance workshop for the public.   Production Team Director & Coordinator: Hema Conceivers, Choreographers, Performance & Producer: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Performers: Nonie Yung, Mon Ning, Davy Leung, Mak Kit Ping, Jeff Ong, Maggie Lam, Simon Peter Ho, Suzky Lo, Ellen Chan, Esther Lam, Jodi Chan, Bonnie Fung & Ivan Yuen Percussionists (Island Sun Drum): Raymond Leung, Jamie Chung, Choi Suk Fan, Fung Man Ki, Anita Chung, Helen Chu, Andy Tam & Elton Li Costume Designer: Mak Kit Ping Set Designer: Hay Young[/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 1999/03/07,14,21,27,28, 1999/04/02,3,4,5,6,11,18,25, 1999/05/01: 15 parks in New Territories, Hong Kong Sheung Shui North District Park Tuen Mun Park Tuen Mun Butterfly Beach Park Tin Shui Wai Park Yuen Long Park Tsuen Wan Jockey Club Tak Wah Park Tsing Yi Park Tsuen Wan Shing Mum Valley Park Central Kwai Chung Park Tsuen Wan Park Ma On Shan Park Tai Po Waterfront Park Tseung Kwan O Po Tsui Park Sha Tin Park Ma On Shan On Luk Street Park[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Victor Ma and Mandy Yim received the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council to conduct research on dance and theatre in New York, USA. The Manipulation of D.N.A. – Metamorphosis under the skin arose from meeting and collaborating with Chinese-Japanese artist Wang Xin Ping. It was performed at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre in New York, using installation, sound, site and movement to reflect on human development under advanced technology, and the anxiety that stems from replication processes and the unpredictability of future developments.   Production Team Choreographers, Performers & Conceivers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Installation Artist & Conceiver: Wang Xin PingJapan[/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 1998/3/15: P.S.1. Contemporary Art Centre, New York, USA[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...