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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: 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]Inspired by the life and works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Helen Lai creates a series of tableaux-dansants based on the paintings My Birth, The Wounded Table, The Two Fridas, Memory and What the Water Gave Me. Frida was premiered in Hong Kong in 1996 by the City Contemporary Dance Company and was re-staged in Taipei by The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in the same year.   Production Team Choreographer: Helen Lai Producer & Dancer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Dancer: Wen Hui, Victor Choi-wo Ma, Louis Huang & Kenneth Sze Lighting Designer: Lawmanray Sound Designer: Him Law Costume Maker & Coordinator: Kitty Ng Deputy Stage Manager: Chan Chi Nok Production Manager & Stage Manager: Tsui Tsz Yee[/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 2013/09/13-14: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]New Dance is one of the programmes of i-Dance (HK) 2011. There are four groups of Choreography: Insidious Inspired by the horror movie genre, its sound and visual effects, camera angles, and the changes and tensions in space and rhythm that induce a psychological reaction in the audience. In this piece, the body “collides” with theatrical elements like sound, lighting, and space, to manifest a horror-like conversation between the body and psychology. Choreography & Performance: Daniel Wu Jie Gong Returning Spirit In superstition, the spirit of a dead person drifts for seven days before returning home. He realizes his passing when he sees his crying relatives. This process generally includes an acceptance of the fact of death, a release from the burdens of life, and a transcendence into a higher realm. Dance, through a theatrical form, can explore the meaning of the spirit and the body. Choreography & Performance: Jay Peng Zhang Stand By The days, the weeks, the years. Standing up, eating, sleeping. Everything is repeating and still not the same. You add, you change, but you always come back to start again. We’ll never finish, but we’ve already started. “Stand By”is a piece about loops and infinity. About non existing stillness which is just the ending of an action and the beginning of a new one. We change ideas like clothes. We construct and deconstruct. But afterall we are just revolving in smaller and bigger circles ad infinitum. Choreography & Performance: Christine He Performence: Mayson Tong Live music: Sascia Pellegrini If She Said to Him ...

[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][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]New Dance Platform is a free, independent and autonomous platform for dance creations. Its long-term aim is the discovering and nurturing of more upcoming innovative choreographers, and providing a space for creating and presenting work. From vision to presentation, New Dance Platform allows aspiring choreographers to share their works with the public.   Vision and Objectives -to encourage the creation of new works -to discover and nurture aspiring choreographers -to promote interaction and cooperation among artistic peers -to provide a platform for new choreographers to present and share their works   New Dance Platform 2009: Super Gao Ya Super Gao Ya consisted of six original works. Six different stories, six different voices, eleven creative artists presenting their journeys in pursuing their dreams.   New Dance Platform 2010: Show What!? Y-Space continued its role as “matchmaker” for new choreographers! Five groups from different backgrounds, including old and new, able-bodied and other-abled dancers. Young creative artists once again showed the results of their work.[/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 2009/06/12-14: Super Gao Ya Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong 2010/09/17-18: Show What !? Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 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]A multimedia modern dance performance created at the invitation from the LCSD (International Arts Carnival 2007), combined with live music, songs, text and video. It toured for 30 performances at 26 schools, with a message of environmental awareness. Angel Emily was fascinated by a series of beautiful photos of Earth and decided to visit this blue planet. She landed in the city of Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient. But she was very disappointed with its people’s endless, materialistic greed, polluting their souls and the environment. Luckily she met the goddess Tin Hau, and they took action to save the earth …   Production Team Artistic Director, Director, Conceiver & Choreographer:  Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer & Choreograher: Mandy Ming-yin Yim Music Coordinator: Chan Kai Pong Performers: Chow Cheuk Yui, Annie Hsu, Han Mei, Wong Dan Kei, Bruce Liu & Chan Kai Pong Costume Designer: Mak Kit Bing[/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 2007/05/21-7/6: (Total 30 shows) The International Arts Carnival 2007 programme 26 Schools in Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The Story of Island and Boat – Hong Kong was conceived in 2003, when SARS and the economic downturn weighed on people’s minds. This dance theatre piece recalled the history of Hong Kong, evoking the collective memories of different generations. The narrated stories and danced images revealed the Hong Kong spirit of perseverance and resilience. Hong Kong began as a fishing harbour whose people lived in close proximity to the sea. The many islands were connected by boats, which carried the people of Hong Kong as they strove for a better life. And so they were witnesses to the people’s sweat and tears as Hong Kong developed into a bustling metropolis and evolved a distinct culture. They were vessels contatining moving stories of struggles against the forces of nature, and of striving for their ideals. The Story of Island and Boat – Hong Kong combined East and West, old and new on one stage. Modern dance met powerful Chinese percussions and “syut syu” storytelling, the southern Chinese folk performance tradition. The character of Goddess Tin Hau weaved the many theatrical elements together, to bring out the stories of Hong Kong. The work was first presented in 2004 by Y-Space as an LCSD Community Cultural Ambassador and toured to six islands. After the 2008 financial tsunami, Y-Space revived the work in 2009 on traditional bamboo-scaffolding theatres in Tuen Mun and Sai Kung, as part its Makeshift Theatre Project II – Dance Collage Carnival 2009. Later in 2009 and 2011 it was repackaged for theatre stages in Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun town halls, where secondary school students could broaden their experience in the arts through the LCSD’s School Culture Day Scheme. The 2009 & 2011 version included multimedia projections and updated historical information.   Production Team Artistic Director, Director & Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo Ma Producer, Choreographer & Dancer: Mandy Ming-yin Yim (Tin Hau) Playwright & Performer: Rensen Chan Man Kong (narrator) Set, Props & Costume Designer:  Tsang Man Tung (2004) & Wong Yuen Ming (2009) Composer, Musical Director & Musician: Ng King Pan Band Leader: Man Ka Wai Musicians: Ah Tung (2005), Law Hang Leung (2005), Wu Chun Hei (2005/2009), Mo Chun Pang (2005/2009), Locky Law (2009), Leung Yan Chiu (2009/2011) & Lee Pok Yin (2011) Lighting Designer: Anson Chan (2009), Anna Lee (2009) & PC Sei (2011) Video Designer: Woo Ling Ling PowerPoint Designer: Song Nan & Alvin Chan (2011)   Reviews and Feedback A light that let us view not just the here and now but into the soul of the island. The Story of Island and Boat – Hong Kong created a spiritual current that connected us with the island, its history, its reality, and its possibility. It brought us together to value the beauty of the place and each other. Thomas Brown Hong Kong Dance Journal [/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 2004/12/12: 2004 Community Cultural Ambassador Kwan Tai Temple Playground, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong 2004/12/19: Silver Mine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong 2004/12/25: Yung Shue Wan Mini-Soccer Pitch, Lamma Island, Hong Kong 2004/12/27: Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong 2005/1/2: Promenade, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong 2005/1/9: Promenade, Aberdeen , Hong Kong 2009/5/9-10: Makeshift Theatre Project II - Dance Collage Carnival 2009 (2009 Community Cultural Ambassador) Hang Kwai Street, Tuen Mun Sam Shing Estate (next to NLSI Peace Evangelical Secondary School), Hong Kong 2009/5/14-17: Po Tung Road (in front of Tin Hau Temple), Sai Kung, Hong Kong 2009/11/10: 2009/10 School Culture Day Scheme Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong 2009/11/12: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong 2011/3/10-11: Yung Long Theatre Venue Partnership Programme Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre, Hong Kong 2011/3/23,24: School Culture Day Scheme 2010/2011 Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...