These days, you are the watcher and you are also being watched. But if something is captured on film, does it mean it is necessarily true? What is the camera doing? Is it protecting, exploiting or manipulating?

Co-created by CCDC resident choreographer Sang Jijia and award-winning playwright Janice Poon, Mr Blank is a dance theatre experience that boldly challenges the use of surveillance cameras in our everyday lives. Our world is like a giant film studio. Every moment is recorded. Everyone is used to being watched. One Mr Blank after another looks for his own self in the traces left behind in this enclosed space. Enter the camera through the cracks in Mr Blank’s memory. Take on the powers that see everything.

Mr Blank premiered in 2018, and now returns in an extended form with a new set and stage configuration. Are you ready to watch the world again? And are you ready to be watched as well?

Following the performance on 27 December 2020 (Sunday), there will be a meet-the-artist session featuring choreographer Sang Jijia and his creative team. After the show on 28–29 December 2020 (Monday–Tuesday), there will be a stage tour. All those wishing to join the tour need to pre-register on CCDC’s website at http://www.ccdc.com.hk/. Details will be announced soon, stay tuned at Freespace and CCDC’s Facebook pages.

Language:
This programme contains a small amount of dialogue in Cantonese without surtitles.

Artistic Team:
Choreography: Sang Jijia
Dramaturgy: Janice POON*
Original Music: Dickson Dee
Video Direction: Oliver SHING
Set and Lighting Design (Original): Leo CHEUNG
Set and Lighting Design: Lawmanray
Costume Design(Original): Cindy HO Pui-shan
Sound Design: Anthony YEUNG
*By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Date:
27–30 December 2020 (Sunday–Wednesday)
*With meet-the-artist session after performance on 27 December 2020 (Sunday), audience are welcome to join.

Time:
7:30pm
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission

Venue:
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Tickets:
$300 (27 December 2020)
$240 (28–30 December 2020)

Concessions:
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Discounts:
Discounts below apply to standard tickets only and are available at designated outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff card:

CCDC Dance Inspirations Card Holder (30% off)
CCDC Student Dance Inspirations Card Holder (60% off for students, 10% off for accompanying adult) #
Holders of CCDC Dance Card (20% off)
Holders of CCDC Kids Card (20% off)
APA Alumni Association (20% off)
Members of the Federation of HKPU Alumni Associations (20% off)
Members of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong (20% off)
Staff of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong (20% off)
RTHK Programme Staff Union (20% off)
Staff of The Cityview (20% off)
Staff of The Harbourview (20% off)
City U of Hong Kong Alumni (20% off)
Friends of GMDC (20% off)
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators’ Association (20% off)

Club Bravo Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (10% off)
Chung Ying Theatre Company “Energy Fun Club Plus” members (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Ballet (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company (Classic + Prestige) (10% off)
HKREP Pals (10% off)
Members of E-Side Dance Company (10% off)
Paid Members of Fringe Club (10% off)
Zuni’s Friends (10% off)
Members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance (10% off)
Friends of POP Theatre (10% off)
CASH members (10% off)
HKIFF Cine Fan Patron, Classic and Student Privilege Card (10% off)
Members of Manulife MOVE (10% off)
Holders of CUHK credit card (10% off)
Holders of HKU credit card (10% off)
Holders of City U credit card (10% off)

#Students can enjoy 60% off on one standard ticket and purchase one extra ticket at a 10% discount for an accompanying adult at each transaction.
*All discount prices to be rounded up to the nearest dollar.
*The above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Remarks:

  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • Suitable for ages 6 and above.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.
  • This production includes high intensity lighting and video effects (including strobe lighting).
  • To realise the artistic intention of the production, a closed circuit television system will be installed at the entrance and inside the performance venue. By attending the performance, you have agreed to be filmed and that your image might be used as a part of the performance. Any videos captured may be screened during the performance and in the public areas of the venue. According to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, individuals have the right to request for an access of the personal data provided and for a copy of the relevant information. Identification may be required when requesting access to ensure the individuals are legally allowed to make such a request. For those who wish to check their personal information, please email info@ccdc.com.hk. CCDC will reply within 40 days upon receiving the request and may charge a reasonable fee.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
    • Special seating arrangements are being implemented. Please follow the instructions of our staff.
    • If you have travelled outside of Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Programme Enquiries:
(852) 2329 7803, info@ccdc.com.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Co-presented by:

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

Design Partner:

Noiseless Design

Promotional Partners:

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