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?
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