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SUN12/11Kwai Tsing Theatre
Hong Kong
15:00

Beijing
27 - 29 October 2017
National Centre for the Performing Arts

Safe as Houses - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
In the Event - Crystal Pite
Shoot the Moon - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Shutters Shut - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke

Shanghai
3 - 5 November 2017
Shanghai Grand Theatre

Safe as Houses - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
In the Event - Crystal Pite
Shoot the Moon - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Proof - Edward Clug
Shutters Shut - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke

Hong Kong
11 & 12 November 2017
Kwai Tsing Theatre

In the Event - Crystal Pite
Shutters Shut - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke
Safe as Houses - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot


Paul Lightfoot
Sol León
Crystal Pite
Marco Goecke
Edward Clug

Safe as Houses - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Safe as Houses is inspired by the Chinese Book of Changes I Tjing and created to Bach’s scores. The work reflects on the reliance to the physical environment and ultimately on the survivability of the soul.

Safe as Houses - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

In the Event - Crystal Pite
Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite integrates movement, original music, text, and rich visual design. She then assembles it with recklessness and rigour, by balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Pite’s distinctive choreographic language - a mix of classical movements
and improvisation - is marked by a sense of theatricality, inventiveness and humour. Although her work often portrays a strong story, it is not necessary to understand the associations and references in the work in which the silent language of the body is often performed with ferocious intensity.

In the Event - Crystal Pite

Shoot the Moon - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
In Shoot the Moon you catch glimpses of the love life of three different couples. Revolving walls covered in black-and-white wallpaper create three separate rooms, each containing its own love story. The door and windows to the other room seem to be simultaneously open and closed; accessible yet unattainable. New worlds beckon behind them, yet to they are always out of reach. Shoot the Moon is about the one thing that can create or change it: the emotions hidden inside our relationships.

Shoot the Moon - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Shutters Shut - Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Shutters Shut is a remarkable piece of four minutes during which the dancers visualize the words of Gertrude Stein reciting her poem If I told him. Set to spoken words instead of music makes this dance all the more interesting. The body language blends seamlessly into the poem, sweeping you away in sheer beauty.

Shutters Shut -  Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke
The songs You and I and The way young lovers do by Jeff Buckley, who died tragically and young, deal with love in different ways: the first is slow, with very stretched-out vocals; the second has fast, almost hectic guitar accompaniment. Both songs form the basis for Marco Goecke’s choreography Woke up Blind. The two female and five male dancers are drawn into an acoustic world in which they exel in contesting with Buckley’s vocal power and his frenetic guitar sounds. Like young lovers, they throw themselves into the unknown regardless of the consequences, driven purely by longing. In Woke up Blind, Goecke has once again managed to reach the core of human emotions through pure, highly complex movement.

Woke up Blind - Marco Goecke

Proof - Edward Clug
“To me these words are striking yet peaceful and coincidental… Radiohead is more than just my favorite band; they are the soundtracks to my other side; listening to them feels like I’m finding a self that I haven’t met yet. This is my second experience with Radiohead after Radio and Juliet in 2005. Back then, it was a joint between Shakespeare’s classic and their music. This time it feels more like a joint of past and present experiences, caught in a melancholic yet utopian atmosphere of a few songs from the band’s latest two albums. Sharing my deepest intimacy with the dancers made me become one of them and our dancing thoughts, arriving from different sources gave shape to a new place, for a new piece.” – Edward Clug

Proof - Edward Clug