Flow(er)蓅

2018/09/27

Waterfront Theatre

Co-created by Dong Mei(Dong Mei Dance) and Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像), Flow(er) 蓅 is a contemporary new media dance performance that deals with themes of migration, modernization, ethnic heritage and decolonization.
The work seeks to bridge the gap that exists between traditional and contemporary forms of art making by integrating digital technologies and street dance with Chinese traditional folk dance from the disappearing tribe Uyghur in the Xinjiang province of China and Qi Gong, a traditional Taoist practice connecting with the energy of our body to shift its movement and flow.

”蓅“是來自冬梅(Dong Mei Dance) 和Sammy Chien(Chimerik似不像)的共同創作, 以當代中國舞與新媒體藝術的表演形式, 涉及移民, 社會化, 民族文化遺產和後殖民主義的關係. 這次作品通過科技, 街舞, 氣功,中國漢族舞和新疆維吾爾族舞蹈的結合, 建立傳統與當代形式之間的橋樑, 開啟另一個對靈魂訴說的窗口.

Co-Choreography/Co-Creation:
Dong Mei 冬梅
Sammy Chien

Dance Artists/Collaborators:
Alex Tam
Dong Mei
Joshua Ongcol
Kevin Fraser
Zahra Shahab

Ceramic Artist/Performer:
Wei Cheng

Lights, Media & Sound Design: Chimerik 似不像

Lighting Design: Jonathan Kim

Interactive Media & Sound Design: Sammy Chien

Design & Production Assistant: Andie Lloyd

Installation & Set Dec Assistant: Jill Shao

Rehearsal Director: Sophia Wolfe

Outside Eye: Alvin Tolentino

Production Coordinator: Manzhao Liu

Project Consultant: Kristina Lemieux/Scaffold

Initial Dance Workshopping Contributors:
Diego Romero
Jeri Chan
Hayden Fong
Keith Lorenz Santos
Lily Hsu
Sophia Wolfe
Anny Lin

Music Excerpts:
Arvo Pärt- Estonian Lullaby
Steve Roach – Artifacts
Michael Red – Original Score for W(e)aves
Julia Kent – Guarding the Invitations
Footwork Jungle Vol. 2 – BEARDUS
Footwork Jungle Vol. 26 – SELFEVIDENT
Footwork Jungle Vol. 38 – SYMBIOTIC
Jlin – Carbon 7 (161)
This Mortal Coil – ‘Til I Gain Control Again
Gidon Kremer – Arvo Pärt – Fratres
12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Arvo Pärt – Fratres (For 12 Celli)
屁辰P.Chen-臭屁嬰仔

Sponsors:
Green Apple Art Centre
JMP JM Plateau Group

Supporters:
The Dance Centre
MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society/Left of Main
Dan Loan
Special thanks:
Wen Wei Dance
Co.ERASGA
Company 605
Small Stage
Alfonso Chin
Ilia Sosner
New Works’ wonderful staff

Video Recording: Dan Loan