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“The choreography is supremely kinetic, with endlessly flowing movement that requires the dancers to contort every part of their bodies.”
– South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Coiling, bending, extending, contorting, joining, separating, shifting, freezing, the bodies in As If to Nothing
move in relentless flow, embracing realms of fragmentation and uncertainty, set against a moveable set, innovative lighting, distortive video projections and live electronic music.
Nothing is fixed. Nothing is permanent.
As If To Nothing
examines the impermanence of memories with powerful, exquisite choreography by award-winning Tibetan choreographer and Rolex protégé Sang Jijia, brought to life with a physical, charged performance by Hong Kong’s acclaimed City Contemporary Dance Company.
As If To Nothing
made its world premiere in Hong Kong in 2009, toured Beijing and Guangzhou in 2010, and won two 2010 Hong Kong Dance Awards
(“Outstanding Dance Production”, “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography”)
About the Choreographer
Born and raised in rural Gansu Province, Tibetan Sang Jijia
has carved a remarkable career in dance, from winning the Gold Prize in the Modern Dance section of the Paris International Dance Competition, to being Guangzhou’s “Star of the Century”, to being mentored by William Forsythe, one of the world’s foremost choreographers, under the prestigious Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative. Sang Jijia is recognised for his powerful technique, having performed to rave reviews in Asia and the West, and is known as an acclaimed dancer-choreographer of great talent in the international dance world.
About City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)
Founded by Willy Tsao in 1979, CCDC is Hong Kong’s most active promoter of modern dance, having created over 200 original works with Hong Kong’s leading choreographers including Helen Lai, Mui Cheuk-yin, Pun Siu-fai, Yuri Ng and Tsao himself, collaborated with innovative artists from other media, and made 70 international tours to over 30 major cities. The company performs to an audience of around 50,000 annually and has been described by UK's Dance Europe
as "virtually beyond criticism" and by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post
as the "artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong".
Date / Time
9 Feb 2011, Wed, 8pm
1hr, no intermission
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