Body I.D. Space I, II, III, IV & V

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A Body, ID, Space Series, AExchange, AOutdoor/Site-specific, APerformance, ASignature, ATheatre, Outdoor Performance, Site-Specific Performance, 作品
About This Project

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 … We are searching all the time. The real, the fake, the pure and flawless: whatever we pursue at this very moment becomes the past in the blink of an eye. Things melt away; time does not stay. Life is but a process in the end … So we can only seize the moment.

At the core of Body, I.D. & Space IV is the creative exploration of the body, its movements and experiences in the theatre and the objective space, combined with live music, dance and video projection. Bodies and identities clash within the space, sparking off meanings. Together, we explore the mysteries of living.


Production Team

Artistic Director, Director & Choreographer: Victor Choi-wo Ma
Producer & Dancer: Mandy Ming-Yin Yim
Performers & Dancers: Yuenjie MARU, Acty Tang, Peng Yu Hai, Li Cheng and Gigi Yang
Performers: Lam Poon, Lisa Poon, Fontane Yiu, Vivien Chan, Stella Tsui and Wing Chan
Composers & Live Musician: Edmund Leung and Choi Sai Ho
Set and Costume Designer: Ewing Chan
Video Designer: Adrian Yeung
Costume Designer: Wong Fung Chi
Lighting Designer: Maggie Law
Sound Designer: Him Law
Production and Stage Manager: Tsui Tsz Yee
Deputy Stage Manager: Joanne Ivy Bernardo


 

Body I.D. Space V

The human body is a magical cosmos, and Life is a wonderfully compelling journey.

But mankind have been treating their bodies and their lives in myriad different ways:

Some created miracles to cure the body, while others twisted other people’s bodies in the name of tradition, or for their own gain.  Some touched our hearts with their efforts to extend Life, even if it meant only by a minute or a second, while others had totally no respect for Life, trampling all over the lives of others and manipulating them for political gain.

The body is by itself a vehicle for soul and a means to perpetuate living, but it has become a battlefield where a revolution is on the verge of breaking out.

 

Production Team

Conceiver, Choreographer & Dancer: Victor Choi-wo Ma
Producer & Dancer: Mandy Ming-Yin Yim
Choreographers and Dancers: Rainbow Lam, Ivy Tsui, Benny Fung, Christine He
Composers & Live Musician: Edmund Leung
Set & Prop Designer: Wong Yan Kwai
Lighting Designer: Billy Chan
Video Designer: Adrian Yeung
Sound Designer: Him Law
Production Manager & Deputy Stage Manager: Bobo Chan
Stage Manager & Deputy Stage Manager: Ebona Yeung
Photographer: Cheung Chi Wai

Date (Y/M/D) & Venue of Performance

2005/05/03:
Body I.D. Space I (Outdoor Performance)
Dashanzi International Art Festival
Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China

2005/05/4-5:
Body I.D. Space II (Time/Space 2)
798 Space, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China

2009/12/17:
Body I.D. Space III (Crossing OCAT Contemporary Dance Festival 2009)
OCAT Plaza & Exhibition Hall, Shenzhen, China

2011/07/23-24:
Body I.D. Space IV
Multi-Media Theatre and Creative Promenade, HKICC LSK School of Creativity

2013/02/1-3:
Body I.D. Space V
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

2016/12/17-18
Body I.D. Space IV
Theater (3/F), Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China