Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot from Switzerland will visit Hong Kong in October with the Asian premiere of their award-winning production "Gaff Aff", a creative blend of music, circus, fine arts and choreography.
A society's discards - useless husks of its lifestyle - a leftover cardboard carton: from this, the choreographer and the musician begin to construct a fragile entity that ends up being their own stage set. A carousel, a stage and a dance floor resemble a huge turntable. The musician cranks it up, it becomes the display apparatus, and the characters themselves can no longer recognise the border between voluntary and involuntary exposure.
The two Swiss artists, Zimmermann and de Perrot, have invented their own language, in which simple, powerful images come not from words, but from sound and movement. Over the past decade, they have established themselves in their own vibrant art, going beyond conventional frameworks. The power of their art derives from intense, ongoing dialogue, and is further strengthened by their artistic collaboration. They are the directors of the show and the originators of the music, choreography and set design. The piece is full of humour, sometimes absurd and always poetic.
One of the programmes in the Boundless Multi-Media Series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Gaff Aff" will be held at 8pm on October 1 and 2 (Friday and Saturday) and 3pm on October 3 (Sunday) at the Studio Theatre , Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets priced at $180 and $250 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking and the Boundless Multi-Media Series package. Please refer to the programme leaflet and LCSD website for details.
Other programmes in the Boundless Multi-Media Series are "Multi-Media Lecture Series: Start Making Senses" (July 31 to August 22), Cross Media Music Theatre's "Galaxy Reflections" (September 17 to 19) and "City Inside a Broken Sky II" by Kung Chi-shing (October 8 and 9).
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone booking on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.
Ends/Wednesday, August 11, 2010