From February to June 2020, Freespace presents a new edition of its research and experimentation programme Choreographer and Composer Lab – a collaborative professional platform that brings artists together to generate creative ideas, explore new approaches to composition in music and dance, and develop partnerships.

To share the results of the four-month exchange with a wider audience, this year’s programme also includes a free public works-in-development showcase and sharing session with the participating artists, presenting work produced during the exchange. 

This year’s artists include two independent contemporary dance choreographers – Alice Ma Sze-nga and Joseph Lee – and three independent composers with experience across a range of disciplines and genres – Fiona Lee, Karen Yu and Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong – who are working in two groups: Alice Ma Sze-nga with Fiona Lee, and Joseph Lee with Karen Yu and Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong.

The Choreographer and Composer Lab was initiated in 2016, and presented in partnership with Hong Kong Ballet in 2016 and 2018. To date, the programme has inspired a number of successful collaborations, such as Mike Orange and Yuh Egami’s work on Carmen (Hong Kong Ballet) and Olivier Cong and Ricky Hu Song-wei’s work on When You See (Hong Kong Cool, Hong Kong Ballet), which was nominated for Outstanding Choreography at the 2019 Hong Kong Dance Awards.

Date:
18 June 2020 (Thursday)

Time:
7:30pm

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

Language:
Cantonese

Participating Choreographers:
Alice Ma Sze-nga
Joseph Lee

Participating Composers:
Fiona Lee
Karen Yu
Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity. Free seating on a first come, first served basis. Standing room also available for some performances with limited seats.  Please register online in advance.

Remarks:

  • Walk-in registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis only if there are vacant places. You are welcome to come to the venue and queue 10 minutes before the start of the event.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, 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.
  • The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content.

Enquiries:
For enquiries, please contact Julie Tso on (852) 2200 0822 or julie.tso@wkcda.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.

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