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.
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