You may be familiar with ballet, street dance and aerobics, but what about “Screendance”? Are videos of dance rehearsals and performances “Screendance”? What about the dance scenes in La La Land or the choreography of a music video?

In this talk, renowned dance video director Maurice Lai explores the relationship between video and dance, sharing his experience of transcending the physical boundaries of dance to create works of Screendance, and looking at how a work of Screendance can be appreciated.

Date & Time:
15 August 2017 (Tuesday), 7:30pm – 8:45pm
19 August 2017 (Saturday), 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Venue:
15 August 2017 (Tuesday)
HKU SPACE International College - United Learning Centre
(6/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong - Exit D, Admiralty MTR Station)

19 August 2017 (Saturday)
13/F, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College Campus
(66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay – Exit A or F, Causeway Bay MTR Station)

Speaker:
Maurice Lai

Language:
Cantonese

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis, please register in advance.

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Enquiries:
Ms Chan (852) 2200 0812, pa5@wkcda.hk

Accessibility Services:
Live audio description and Sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Please contact: pa5@wkcda.hk / 2200 0812 

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
For the talk on 15 August 2017 (Tuesday)
If Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 or above or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 3pm and onwards, or when an announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that the Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be issued at 3pm and onwards, the talk will be cancelled or rescheduled.

For the talk on 19 August 2017 (Saturday)
If Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 or above or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 11am and onwards, or when an announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that the Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be issued at 11am and onwards, the talk will be cancelled or rescheduled.

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About the Speaker

Maurice Lai


Since 2000, Maurice Lai has produced dance and performance videos and promotional films for various performing arts organisations in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy, the USA and the UK. His first independent dance video A Cup of Tea, a collaboration with Yuri Ng, was the award-winning video at the Jumping Frames Dance Video Competition 2004 in Hong Kong, and received a special mention at Il Coreografo Elettronico and the XIV Festival Internazionale Di Videodanza 2006 in Napoli, Italy. In 2011 and 2012, Jumping Frames screened five of his dance videos in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Rome, Florence and Napoli. In 2013 and 2014, Maurice was a resident artist at Experimental Film Virginia at the Harbor for the Arts Festival in USA. In 2015, he received the Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video and Photography for Dance from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.

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