This October, as part of their 2020 residency at Freespace, Hong Kong Dance Company present Convergence – a new performance that captures the transient state between stillness and motion and between dance and martial arts.

The performance marks the culmination of an inter-disciplinary research study on Chinese martial arts and dance traditions. Over the course of three years, the artists have explored the essence of both traditional practices, extracting new perspectives on movement and the fluidity of expression between ideology and physical gesture. Convergence brings these explorations together in a blend of tranquillity and exuberance. In response to current live performance restrictions, Convergence will be pre-recorded and presented online.

About the Study
Designed as a platform for in-depth discussion and exploration on interdisciplinary collaborations, HKDC’s “Research study on Chinese martial arts and Chinese dance” explores new dance forms and new directions for traditional Chinese dance training. The research team includes HKDC artistic director Yang Yuntao, as well as dancers, kung fu masters, academic researchers and experts in the field.

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HKDC in Residence 2020: Convergence is presented as part of Cypher – an encounter with dance and movement live and online at Freespace this autumn – and as part of the HKDC in Residence programme (2020–2022).

Creative Team:
Concept / Choreographer / Dancer: Yang Yuntao
Music Director / Composer / Sound Designer: Paul Yip
Set and Lighting Designer: Lee Chi-wai
Digital Image Designer: Oliver Shing
Dancers / Co-choreographers: Huang Lei, Ho Ho-fei, Liu Wai-yee, Hou Xuchen, Ong Tze-shen, Pan Zhenghuan, Chou Jo-yun, Ng Ka-Ling

Date and Time:
Premiere: 18 October 2020 (Sunday) 8:00pm HKT
On-demand viewing: 19 October 2020 (Monday) 00:00am HKT – 24 October 2020 (Saturday) 11:59pm HKT
Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Tickets for the premiere are valid from 8:00pm HKT on 18 October until 11:59pm HKT on 19 October 2020.
Tickets for on-demand viewing are valid from 00:00am HKT on the selected date to 11:59pm HKT the following day (viewing period: 48 hours).

* For tickets purchased through the online ticketing system POPTICKET, there is a handling fee of $5 per ticket.

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Programme Enquiries:
(852) 3103 1819, (Monday–Friday, 10:00am–6:00pm)

Presented by:
Hong Kong Dance Company

Hong Kong Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Dance Company is a Venue Partner of Sha Tin Town Hall

Co-presented by Freespace

Martial Arts Adviser and Partner:
International Guoshu Association

Promotion Partner:
Hong Kong Culture Festival

Tickets available at the online ticketing system POPTICKET from 21 September 2020 (Monday) at 10:00am.


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