CHINESE DANCE 舞 X 武 MARTIAL ARTS

Online premiere: 18 October 2020 (Sun)

On-demand viewing: 19-24 October 2020 (Mon - Sat)
 

Ticket: $80

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CHINESE DANCE 舞 X 武 MARTIAL ARTS

 

Online premiere: 18 October 2020 (Sun)
On-demand viewing: 19-24 October 2020 (Mon - Sat)

Convergence, is a culminating work created through an interdisciplinary research study on both Chinese dance and Chinese martial arts traditions.

In Hong Kong Dance Company's three-year-long study, its artists have explored the essence of both traditional practices, extracting new perspectives on movement and the fluidity of expression between ideology and physical gesture. Convergence brings these discoveries together, capturing the transient between stillness and motion, tranquillity and exuberance; all that one may find through the synergy of dance and martial arts.

 

*Programme duration is about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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VR Video: Convergence – A Journey of Chinese Dance and Martial Arts 

Moving between the real and the imaginary, Hong Kong Dance Company’s 15-minute virtual reality video Convergence – A Journey of Chinese Dance and Martial Arts is an other-wordly record of a three-year exploration into the movements, gestures and practices of the two art forms. Presented alongside HKDC’s new dance production Convergence it creates a vibrant multi-perspective, immersive experience that integrates actual physical movements with 360° panoramic VR effects and motion capture technology, and offers viewers an unusual up-close glimpse into the world of traditional martial arts and dance. Please note that audiences need to wear VR headsets to view the video.

Date and Time:

8-10 December 2020 (Tuesday–Thursday) 5:00pm–9:30pm
11 December 2020 (Friday) 5:00pm–10:30pm
12–13 December 2020 (Saturday–Sunday) 2:00pm–10:30pm
Sessions run every 30 minutes. (Video length is approximately 15 minutes.)

Venue: The Studio, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District 

Tickets: $30

Book now: https://www.westkowloon.hk/en/whats-on/current-forthcoming/hkdc-in-residence-2020-vr-video 

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About the Project

The “Research study on Chinese martial arts and Chinese dance” (Research) is a three-year project that aims to provide a platform for in-depth discussion and exploration on interdisciplinary collaborations between Chinese dance and Chinese martial arts. The goals of the study are to explore new dance forms and themes developed through the research practice, as well as seeking new directions for the traditional Chinese dance training system. The research team comprises a group of talented dancers, kung fu masters, academic researchers, experts from various fields and the HKDC artistic director.

Headed by the HKDC artistic director, a group of dancers were invited to participate in two series of “Dance and Martial arts interactive training workshops” in 2018 (Phase I) and 2019 (Phase II), followed by the “Experimental Immersion Phase” in 2020 (Phase III). The fruits of this initiative will be presented to the public in the form of a series of workshops, seminars, VR video, exhibition, performances and other events. This project also provides further training opportunities for both professional dancers and young artists by advocating cross-cultural discussion and interaction among participants from different backgrounds.

Learn more about our project:  https://www.hkdanceresearch.com/

 

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Martial Arts Adviser and Partner                       Promotion Partner