"I Infinite" by Tom Dale Company to let audience roam freely amid dance show
Tom Dale Company from the UK will stage its production "I Infinite" in January next year. The show is part of the "I-sensation" Series and is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. "I Infinite" was featured in the 2011 Edinburgh Festival as part of the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase and has been well received by the public.
The show takes inspiration from the continuous evolution of the digital world and how its constant efforts to re-create nature, however fascinating, may be fundamentally flawed if it is to achieve its ultimate ambitions.
The production invites the audience to explore this quest by the digital world to re-create life. During the performance, members of the audience are free to roam around the immersive digitally animated environment and remain in close proximity to the dancer in order to see her refined movements. The spellbinding visual imagery and effects draw the audience to within centimetres of the performer, whose movements range from robotic isolation to liquid fluidity. Existing between the digital and organic worlds, the character embarks on a captivating journey to the infinite.
Formed in 2001, Tom Dale Company has established itself as belonging to the new wave of artists testing the boundaries of contemporary dance practice. The company creates collaborative performances, with a particular focus on the synergy between electronic music, the digital arts and dance. Its work has a strong philosophical approach, reflected within the abstract worlds it creates to explore global issues pertinent to contemporary society. Innovative worlds of performance are created as the company crafts work that is woven into the fabric of our times.
"I Infinite" by Tom Dale Company will be staged at 8pm from January 16 to 19 (Thursday to Sunday) and at 3pm on January 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets priced at $220 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). For details of the group booking discount, please refer to the programme leaflet.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/multi_arts/program_417.html ; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk .
Ends/Thursday, December 5, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:30