"lot.us" enlivens poems through dance and sound
The intermingling of dance and sound is like the lotus petals and ripples in the water, creating poetry in motion!
Featuring the expressive choreography of Mui Cheuk-yin, honeysuckle sweet vocals of Priscilla Leung, and the climactic score by French composer Frederic Blin, "lot.us" is a brilliant and exhilarating montage of dance, sound and music inspired by the vivid and colourful words of leading poet Leung Ping-kwan.
Both Mui and Leung have impressed audiences with their talents. "When you see her (Mui Cheuk-yin) slicing through space with her agile fingers, you would say that grace resided in her very flesh", acclaimed Le Soir, Belgium. "The performance of Priscilla Leung is a tide that settles into a quiet pool, with the power to pacify ... ," said Young Hay, PS Magazine.
Modern dance work "lot.us" is the product of a talented creative team. Many others have contributed to this sublime piece of beautiful poetry theatre. They include costume designer Silvio Chan, set designer Ewing Chan, videographer Chris Lau and lighting designer Gabriel Fung. Audiences will be amazed by their lotus costumes, picturesque riverside set, video mirages and dazzling lighting which have enlivened the poems on stage.
Mui Cheuk-yin is an independent dancer who started her solo works in the 90s and has performed in many major dance festivals in Europe and the USA. She has been commissioned to choreograph for different dance groups. She has also performed in "Rite of Spring" of Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal. In 2000, she received the "Dance Ambassador" award from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for her contribution in promoting cultural exchange.
Priscilla Leung became an independent artist in 1996. She has collaborated with many local, Taiwanese, French and Dutch artists in various kinds of projects such as dance theatre, video, poem reciting, improvisation performance and cyber concert. She is always invited to act as vocal coach and give voice workshops.
Frederic Blin pursued further studies at the Musical Research Group in Paris after working in the digital electronic engineering field. He has created sound tracks for various theatrical and multi-media performances in Taiwan. Besides musical composition, he works on the elaboration of interactive systems based on light and/or movement captors.
"lot.us" by Mui Cheuk-yin and Priscilla Leung is one of the programmes of the "New Vision Arts Festival" organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on October 29 and 30 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre.
Tickets priced at $100 and $150 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Group booking discounts are up to 20% off.
Programme brochures are available at URBTIX outlets or at the website, http://www.newvisionfestival.gov.hk
For programme enquiries, call 2370 1044. Telephone reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at http://www.urbtix.hk
Ends/Monday, October 4, 2004