Ergao: Kung Hei Fat Choy

Freespace The Box


An autobiographical dance theatre reflection on family, nostalgia and homesickness


Presented as part of City Contemporary Dance Festival, and Freespace’s 2021 CCDC in Residence programme, Kung Hei Fat Choy is a multimedia, genre-bending, dance theatre performance that creates an intimate space for personal recollections and candid sharing.


Since his childhood in Guangzhou in the 1980s, mainland dancer Ergao’s life has taken him on a very different path to that of his parents. In this autobiographical production, Ergao daydreams nostalgically over a solitary rice-cooker hotpot for one, reflecting on his relationship with his father and his hometown through home videos, musical memories and recollections. A story of a life, a story of changing times, changing landscapes, shared memories and reconciliation, Kung Hei Fat Choy is a quirky, touching exploration of home, identity, family ties and belonging.


Kung Hei Fat Choy premiered in Switzerland in 2019 and was performed at the Guangdong Times Museum the same year. The work is currently touring Beijing, Changsha, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai and other cities.


Artistic Team:
Choreography and Performance: Ergao
Music: Simon Bishop (Yangjiang folk song)
Lighting Design: Li Junlong
Costume Design: Yann Goah


Co-presented by:

City Contemporary Dance Company

City Contemporary Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region



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