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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’s Brand New Multi-media Dance Theatre in 2018 - Door Performance date & time: 2018/05/11 2:30pm (Student Matinee) 2018/05/11 8pm 2018/05/12 8pm 2018/05/13 3pm Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Door (門) is a passage, an exit, an entrance, a gate, a lock, a corner and part of the body. It is us, you and them. It is what we go through every day. Door connects a space with another. A universe lies in front of the door, and another lies behind. Can you peep behind the door? Is what we see and hear the truth? Will that get in the way when we are seeking the truth? What IS the truth? Door divides a group of audience from another. Different events take place simultaneously and asynchronously on both sides and stay on both sides. You will be deceived by the truthful performers and enjoying the complex simplicity unless you go through both sides. Are you ready to explore beyond the truth? Tickets are available at URBTIX Ticket Price HK$220 (General Admission) Ticketing Enquries:3761 6661 Creative and Production Team: Conceiver, Choreographer and Director: Victor Choi-wo MA Artistic Director of Y-Space and i-Dance Festival (HK) Awardee of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 – Artist of the Year (Dance) Producer and Performer: Mandy Ming-yin YIM Outreach and Education Director of Y-Space Producer of i-Dance Festival (HK) Dramaturg: TIAN Gebing Graduate of the Central Academy Of Drama Artistic Director of Paper Tiger Theater Studio Avant-garde Director of Chinese Theatre Devising Dancers: BLUE Ka Wing, Christine HE, Jasper LAI, Kenny LEUNG, Jasmin WONG, Janet WU, XIAO Zhiren Live Musician: Paul YIP Lighting Designer: MAK Kwok Fai Costume Designer: Carmen CHENG Set Designers: Carmen CHENG, Victor Choi-wo MA Video Designer, Wilfred WONG Sound Designer, SZE Ka Yan Production Manager and Stage Manager, Allen CHAU Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager: Sunny CHU Assistant Coordinator: Tammy TANG Photographer: CHEUNG Chi Wai, Eric HONG and MAK Cheong Wai (Rehearsal photos) Videography: CHEUNG Wai Lok Graphic Design: Luminous Design Studio Assistant Stage Manager: Joe CHENG[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Devising Dancers: [/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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-book" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="BLUE Ka Wing" link="https://www.y-space.org/portfolio_page/blue-ka-wing-story/"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-vimeo" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Christine HE" link="https://www.y-space.org/portfolio_page/christine-he-story/"][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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-book" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Jasper LAI" link="https://www.y-space.org/portfolio_page/jasper-lai-story/"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-vimeo" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Kenny LEUNG" link="https://www.y-space.org/portfolio_page/kenny-leung-story/"][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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-book" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Jasmin WONG" link="https://www.y-space.org/portfolio_page/jasmin-wong-story/"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-vimeo" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Janet WU" link="https://www.y-space.org/portfolio_page/janet-wu-story/"][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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-book" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Leaflet" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Yspace-Door-Leaflet.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-vimeo" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Trailer" link="https://vimeo.com/263110138"][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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="fa-book" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="House Programme" link="https://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Door2018_house_programme_content_final.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][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][/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]Y-Space will perform the experiential dance theatre production "Room X" in April. Performance date & time: 2017/04/07 (8pm) 2017/04/08 (3pm, 8pm) 2017/04/09 (2pm, 5pm) Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre The production is a combination of dance, theatre, the environment, video projection and sound installation. Joining hands with the audience, it explores the life and psyche of Hong Kong people. The mobile observation and snoop of the audience, on the other hand, will become part of the performance. Victor Ma is the conceiver and choreographer; Mandy Yim is the producer; Ho Ying-fung and Ainsley Sin are the set designers of the production. Also performing at the show are dancers Mao Wei, Tracy Wong, Janet Wu and Mandy Yim etc. (General admission for seated (balcony) and standing (stage) audiences) Tickets Price $220 are now available at URBTIX. For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7323. Creative and Production Team Conceiver, Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo MA Producer: Mandy Ming-yin YIM Set Designers: Ho Ying-fung, Ainsley Sin-yi SO Light Designer: Gabriel Kwok-kee FUNG Video Designer: Adrian YEUNG Costume Designer: Carmen CHENG Sound Designer: SHAM Chung-tat Costume Coordinator: WONG Ping-tong Production Manager and Stage Manager: Evelyn WEI, KEUNG King-hang Deputy Stage Manager: CHUNG Ho-chuen Assistant Stage Manager: Joe CHENG Devising Dancers: MAO Wei, Tracy Choi-si WONG, Janet Wing-yan WU, Mandy Ming-yin YIM Performers: POON Chun-ho, Andy Chun-yue LEE, LEUNG Tin-chak, Jasper Kwai-lok LAI, LEE Hong-kiu Soames, Joe CHENG[/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 icon="fa-book" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="House Programme" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/HouseProgrammeWeb_full.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/EPZhHcU6LS0"][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][/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]Dance IN Possible at its fifth episode, dance artists Victor Choi-wo Ma and Mandy Ming-yin Yim, review their life in dance at the age of 50 + ……! Performance date & time: 2016/04/23 (8pm) 2016/04/24 (5pm) Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre 101 is the sum of Ma and Yim’s ages. The choreographers have invited a number of participants who have influenced the duo from various backgrounds to offer a retrospective of their dance career, thus offering the possibility of 101 kinds of dance. Interview guests including… Billy CHAN, Lok Fung (Prof. CHAN Sui Hung Natalia), Ocean CHAN, Rensen CHAN, Carmen CHENG, Suzy CHEUNG, Camy CHEUNG, CHEUNG Chi-wai, CHEUNG Kit-fong, Steve CHEUNG, Bobo Gabriel FUNG, FUNG Wai Hang, HUNG Hing Leung, Nelson HIU, HONG Sze-sze, KWOK Chi-kuen, Helen LAI, Him LAW, Joanna LEE, Edmund LEUNG, Dr. LEUNG Yuk-ki Timothy, Yuenjie MARU, MUI Cheuk Yin, Franky NG, SZE Ka-yan, TANG Fu-kuen, Wilson TSANG, TSE Yuk-ngor, Yuka TSUKAZAKI, WEN Hui, Dick WONG, Yankwai WONG, Zinnia WONG, Sylvia WU, YAN Pat-to, Daniel YEUNG, YIM Chun-tak, Adrian YIP, Koala YIP, Jacky YU etc… Creative and Production Team Conceiver, Choreographer, Performer & Set Designer: Victor Choi-wo MA Producer, Choreographer & Performer: Mandy Ming-yin YIM Composer & Musician: Edmund LEUNG Lighting Designer: Gabriel Kwok-kee FUNG Costume & Set Designer: Carmen Wai-ying CHENG Video Designer: Adrian Chun-yip YEUNG Sound Designer: LAW Chun-him Assistant Costume Designer & Costume Coordinator: WONG Ping-tong Stage Manager & Deputy Stage Manager : Allen Kong Ting CHAU Assistant Stage Manager and Text archive: Dora Suet-man LAI Assistant Stage Manager: Sam Chi-yeung HUI Photographer: CHEUNG Chi Wai Videographer: Ringo [email protected], Bernard [email protected] production Except the music below, all music is composed by Edmund Leung. 1. Marie Martine Simandy – Theme Valse Lente En 34, In 2. Randy Sparks – Today 3. Kimoyo – 夢のあとで[/vc_column_text][/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_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Trailer" link="https://vimeo.com/161166594"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_self" hover_type="default" text="House Programme" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/House-Programme-final.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_self" hover_type="default" text="Programme" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/House-Programme-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]Reviews & Feedback [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="City Magazine (2016/06) (Chinese only)" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/201606_CityMagazine-1.jpg"][vc_empty_space height="22px"][button icon="" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Ming Pao Weekly (Chinese only)" link="http://www.y-space.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/20160326%E6%98%8E%E9%80%B1-800x512.jpg"][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]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 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]This was an attempt to create a work with the simplest means. With minimal crew and resources, the work pushed the limits of the theatre space, and so stretched the limits of creativity, to find what is “in” the possible from the impossible. Abandoning the theatre’s technical support led to both creative freedom and practical constraints. Many props crept into the work: camping lights, television sets, headlamps and portable PA shared the space with human bodies and voices. The two performers handled all the tasks both on stage and off. Dance “In” Possible!? - excerpt Teen Aids Night (Arts Against Aids ‘99) Y-Space dedicated this performance, a 15-minute excerpt, to Aids patients as an encouragement to live with courage.   Dance “In” Possible II - Dark Corner Hong Kong / Norway At the time of making this work, Y-Space’s financial support was cut by the ADC, and Victor and Mandy’s home base was flooded and then reclaimed by the government. The day after their house was demolished, they returned to the theatre, this dark corner, to perform the work. Y-Space was invited to perform the work in Bergen, Norway, the 2000 European Capital of Culture. The audience was led into near total darkness. The work began with a short dance several minutes long, which was then transformed into other media: a dance felt through the breath, sensed through smells, heard through spoken words, touched through interactions. The sense of space is transformed in the dark – is there even a corner in darkness?   Dance “In” Possible III - This is a Dance Performance!? Hong Kong / South Korea / Hong Kong While performing Air & Breath I in Norway at the Oktoberdans Festival, Victor and Mandy were invited to perform at a local platform that evening. They decided to talk about dance on stage. They also interviewed Oktoberdans participants and passersby in the streets on their views on dance; these recordings were played back in a public square and the foyer of Bergen International Theatre. This developed into Dance “In” Possible III, and the recordings became part of the work. The work explored the semiotics of many dance forms, and the “movements” in the viewer’s head rather than the dancer’s body. Styles, forms, ideologies, dance appreciation, dance analysis … does more knowledge take us closer to the thing itself? If we broke these frames of reference, would the dance still reach you? Perhaps a “perfect” performance is simply the one that “you” want to see! The dance returned to the body in the end, searching for the most economical form, to perform the immediacy of the moment.   Dance “In” Possible III - This is a Dance Performance!? II Shall We Dance! HK Dance Festival 2010 programme - Fre3 Dance This is a re-arranged and condensed version of Dance “In”Possible III - This is a Dance Performance!?.   Dance “In” Possible IV - Victor Ma’s Dance Exhibition I 2009 Having danced for many years, the dancer wanted to search for the condition in which dance is performed: that moment without past or future, the moment that the dancer most relished. For this search, Victor Ma enclosed himself for one month, at Y-Space’s studio in the Kwai Chung industrial area. If life and art are so inextricably linked, every moment is a performance, watched by a god, other people, or oneself. The performance was streamed live on the internet for viewing. The work was a month-long exhibition, including Victor Ma’s Chaozhou physicality, a 45-year-old man’s worries, joys, pains, memories, photographs, and his postmodern self. On the other hand, this was a preparation for a solo later that year, and the enclosure allowed the self to quieten, to enter into the condition for creating. Once every seven days, Victor Ma also set aside one hour to meet and interact with a live audience.   Production Team Directors, Conceivers, Choreographers, Performers, Lighting, Sound, Video & Costume Designers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Lighting Designer: Billy Chan (series III 2010)[/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 1999/05/7-9: All Independent Series: Dance “In” Possible!? McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 1999/11/15-16: The K.A.C. Int’l exchange Modern Dance Festival Dance “in” Possible!? Kim’s Taejon City Contemporary Dance Company Seoul & Taejon City, South Korea 1999/11/30: Teen Aids Night (Arts Against Aids ‘99) Excerpt from Dance “In” Possible Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 2000/03/9: Dance “In” Possible!? (Excerpt) Hong Kong Arts Festival: Asia-Euro Dance Networking Forum & Hong Kong Independent Dance Showcase McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 2000/09/1-2: Dance “In” Possible!? II – Dark Corner (Hong Kong) Star Alliance Theatre, Fringe Club, Hong Kong 2000/09/20: Dance “In” Possible!? II – Dark Corner (Bergen) (End of Millennium) Bergen International Theatre (BIT), Norway 2001/5/24-26: Dance “In” Possible III – This is a Dance Performance!? Star Alliance Theatre, Fringe Club, Hong Kong 2002/05/29-30: Dance “In” Possible III – This is a Dance Performance!? Seoul Fringe Festival 2002, South Korea Theatre Zero, Seoul, South Korea 2002/07/9-10: Dance “In” Possible III – This is a Dance Performance!? Star Alliance Theatre, Fringe Club, Hong Kong 2009/07/25-8/24: Dance “In” Possible IV – Victor Ma’s Dance Exhibition I Internet www.y-space.org & Theatre Y, Y-Space, Hong Kong 2010/12/03-5: Dance “In” Possible III – This is a Dance Performance II – Shall We Dance ! Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010 programme - Fre3 Dance Black Box Theatre, JCCAC, Hong Kong[/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_column_text]In 1995, while in Florence, Italy, Victor and Mandy overheard a couple next door embroiled in an altercation – all in Cantonese. What could induce this honeymooning couple to fight like this? Will the conflict in an enclosed space accentuate the contradictions in a relationship? Family and communication was the main theme of this dance theatre production. Living in the same room does not necessarily mean sharing a life; so what does it mean to “live together”? What is that something beyond material pleasures? The scenic environment of Not a Double Room blended the lifelike with the imagined, the realistic with the abstract; real table and chairs stood amongst collages of toilet, sofa and other furniture. Text, spoken words, visuals, sound design, drama and dance elements created a room somewhere between reality and illusion. As the mundane details of the couple’s daily living accumulated, the slightest tension snapped the cord. But as they each packed their bags to escape, their fear of the outside - perhaps of reality itself - brought them back to the double room! Would tomorrow bring something new, or a repeat performance? The work was open-ended, guiding the viewer towards reflections on how to face oneself and each other with honesty.   Production Team Director & Set Designer: Hema Choreographers: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Performers: Victor Choi-wo Ma, Mandy Ming-yin Yim, Luke Ma, Song Nan (2010), Christine Kehr (2010), Max Lee (2010), Alice Ma (2010), Zheng Lingmin (2017), Crystal Chung (2017), Wang Haian (2017) & Zhou Zihan (2017) Lighting Designer: Yu Wai Hung (1995, 1997), Dang Chai Li (1996), Aman Chan (1998) & Gabriel Fung (2010) Costume & Props Designer: Hema & Luke Ma Video Designer: Adrian Yeung (2010) Producer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim   Reviews and Feedback They had a kind of vaudeville humour.Their smark body language made physical screechings, diatribes, and howlings in what must have been a dream. Tom Borek South China Morning Post [/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 1995/12/1-3: Festival Now “Dance · New Wave” McAulay Studio,Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 1996/9/14-15: Crown Theatre, Taipei, Taiwan 1997/8/9: International Festival of Dance Academy: Dance On ‘97 Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Hong Kong 1997/8/26-27: Munich Festival of Cultures ‘97 – Hong Kong Muffathalle, Munich, Germany 1998/12/11: 98 Guangdong International Experimental Theater Modern Arts Festival Presented by Guangdong Modern Dance Company Guangdong Modern Dance Company Theater, Guangzhou, China 2010/3/3-7: Not a Double Room 2010 - Revolve Stage Version Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre, Hong Kong 2010/3/25-26: Not a Double Room 2010 (Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students) Cultural Activities Hall, Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong 2017/7/26 Beijing Dance Festival (Springboard) Not A Double Room (Excerpt) Studio Theater, Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing, China 2017/9/22-23 i-Dance Festival (HK) 2017: Old Dance New Dance – Not A Double Room (Excerpt) Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]None of Your Business was Y-Space’s inaugural production in 1995, and was revived in 2005 and 2013. It was a dance theatre production that also featured installation and video art. It explored the sense of unease in Hong Kong city life, specifically the mood of loneliness and feeling lost as 1997 approached. “While communication technologies bloom, it has become harder to understand one another. The space for privacy shrinks, while distances between people grow. Sexuality becomes pervasive, but is it rooted in affection? Flesh, money, pleasure? Prejudices and violence reveal the dark side of modern life. People in a modern city … a pretence of harmony without warmth, of strength even as they are escaping, of mirth which returns to a sad, sad loneliness. An apocalypse is near. As 1997 approaches, what space is left for their loves, relationships, inner lives, and years of drifting sentiments… where will they arrive at?"   Production Team (1995 & 2005) Director, Video, Set & Costume Designer: Hema Choreographer & Conceiver: Victor Choi-wo Ma & Mandy Ming-yin Yim Performers: Mandy Ming-yin Yim, Francis Leung, Yvette Wong (1995) & Han Mei (2005) Lighting Designer: Gabriel Fung Producer: Hema & Cheng Kin Wah (1995)   Production Team (2013) Director, Choreographer & Conceiver:  Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer & Choreographer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Costume & Set Designer: Hema Lighting Designer: Psyche Chui, Lawmanray Video Designer: Adrian Yeung Stage Manager & Deputy Stage Manager: Kathryn Lai Dancer: Ivy Yik-chit  Tsui, Rainbow Ka-wing Lam, Benny Fung [/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 1995/6/8-10: Fringe Studio, Fringe Club, Hong Kong 2005/10/5-8: Fringe Studio,Fringe Club, Hong Kong 2013/3/7-8: Cultural Activities Hall, Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...