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After Snowfall

Expressions of Wang Xizhi’s timeless brushstrokes

2024.10.11 - 2024.10.14
Venue:
Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Ticketing:
$1000(Limited VIP Tickets) / $520 / $420 / $320 / $200

Performance Dates and Time

11-12, 14.10.2024^ (FRISAT, MON) 8:00pm

12-13.10.2024 (SAT-SUN) 3:00pm

^This performance is one of the "Expo Programmes" of  Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo 

Synopsis

Dance Rhyme, Calligraphy, Martial Arts, Technology-----A Multimedia Collaboration

The Inking of Imagery. Man and Words as One.

The title of After Snowfall comes from the famous letters to his friends by Wang Xizhi, the Sage of Calligraphy. Written more than 1,600 years ago, the pieces created with a simple brush and ink convey a far-reaching meaning. Hong Kong Dance Company is pleased to present this new multimedia dance programme, connecting us with the Sage’s words across time and space.

The highest artistic standard of Chinese traditional art and culture is to attain a harmony between heaven and earth, blend the two forces, and transcend past and present. Hong Kong Dance Company has based its latest creation on Chinese culture, selecting some of the shortest pieces from the Sage of Calligraphy as the inspiration. Dancers who have been trained in martial arts for seven years will lift the brush and ink sticks and use the art of dance to trace the calligraphy. This new production weaves a “character” of strength and grace, combining the fluidity of dance and the power of martial arts with skill and artistry.

A quick snowfall remembered and a thousand years of ink enjoyed, a new creation in the art of dance. How wonderful!

This performance will feature the internationally acclaimed violinist Ms Yao Jue, together with rising Hong Kong new media artist Mr Chris Cheung, weaving a grand dance work to captivate and inspire our audience.

As the Ink Art Partner for After Snowfall, the charitable organisation UOB Art Academy showcases award-winning artworks from the UOB Art in Ink Awards, with the support of UOB, as part of the multimedia content being featured on stage. In collaboration with Sparkle By Karen Chan, the acclaimed Hong Kong designer brand known for its innovative approach to Chinese fashion, they craft an immersive experience that pays homage to the enduring allure of traditional ink art.

This programme has also been selected as one of the “Expo Programmes” in the inaugural edition of the Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo, allowing art lovers from the mainland and abroad to appreciate the essence of Chinese ink art and dance from a new perspective.

Ink Art Partner

UOB
UOB ART ACADEMY

 

 

Programme Sponsor

CENTALINE PROPERTY
CENTALINE CLUB

 

 

Ink Art Fashion Partner

Sparkle by KAREN CHAN

 

 

Production and Artistic Team

Director and Choreographer:

Yang Yuntao

Guest Violin Soloist:

Yao Jue

Music Coordinator:

Lawrence Lau

New Media Artist:

Chris Cheung

Set Designer:

Jonathan Wong

Costume Designer:

Min Chunhong

Lighting Designer:

Yeung Tsz-yan

Sound Designer:

Anthony Yeung