Internationally renowned choreographer Sang Jijia leads you to pass through the ashes of time, and recreate the memories between you and me.
CCDC Sets Sail on
As If to Nothing Asian Tour
Internationally renowned choreographer Sang Jijia leads you through the ashes of time, to recreate the memories between you and me.
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is proud to present As If to Nothing, by the internationally renowned choreographer Sang Jijia in Japan and Taiwan. The production will first visit Niigata, Japan on 28 August 2015 at the Theater, RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center, before travelling to Taipei, Taiwan from 2 to 4 October 2015 at the Taipei National University of the Arts Dance Theatre.
Known for combining intense physical movement and unique rhythm, Sang Jijia has choreographed and performed for many well-known dance companies in Europe and Asia. As If To Nothing has won two 2010 Hong Kong Dance Awards (“Outstanding Dance Production” and “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography”), and was performed to great acclaim in Beijing, Guangzhou, Singapore and Florence.
As If To Nothing examines the passage of time in the stream of memories. Enter the maze of déjà vu, trapped by our own memories. In every delicate moment, memories seem so close and yet so far. It is slowly swallowed by time. Struggling between remembering and forgetting, scattered names, distorted faces, floating time, transforming scenes and familiar plots, what is left inside is emptiness. In this misplaced world, what is real? What is fake?
Featuring electronic music by Dickson Dee and video design by Adrian Yeung, As If To Nothing is an adrenaline-packed and interactive multimedia work. This tour-de-force is an extremely physical and emotional performance by the flagship contemporary dance company of Hong Kong. Let’s look for memories destroyed by time.
Artistic Director: Willy Tsao
Choreographer and Set Designer: Sang Jijia
Live Music Performer: Dickson Dee
Original Lighting Designer: Goh Boon Ann
Costume Designer: Charfi Hung
Video Artist: Adrian Yeung
Performers: CCDC dancers
Taiwan – Hong Kong Week 2015 at Kuandu Arts Festival
As If to Nothing
2-3 October 2015 (Fri, Sat) 7:30pm
4 October 2015 (Sun) 2:30pm
Dance Theatre, Taipei National University of the Arts
Free Programme Plus Events
Hong Kong Week 2015@Taipei Performing Arts Forum
Date and Time: 12 September 2015 (Sat) 2-6pm
Venue: Audio Visual Room, Xinyi Eslite Bookstore
A Dance Movie: In Search of the Grand View Garden on show and Meet-the-artist
Date and Time: 13 September 2015 (Sun) 2-4pm
Venue: Audio Visual Room, B2 Floor, Dunnan Eslite Bookstore
*First come, first served. No application is needed
Ecological Development of Hong Kong Dance and Opportunities of Professional Dancers
Speaker: Artistic Director Willy Tsao
Date and Time: 1 October 2015 (Thursday) 5:30-7pm
Venue: S7 Theatre, School of Dance, Taipei National University of the Arts
*Please send your name, gender, telephone number by fax (02) 28938779 or by e-mail email@example.com with the subject “Application for Ecological development of Hong Kong Dance and opportunities of professional dancers”
Speaker: Choreographer Sang Jijia
Date and Time: 2-3 October 2015 (Thursday) post-performance
Venue: Dance Theatre, Taipei National University of the Arts
*Please retain the tickets of As If to Nothing for entry
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Hong Kong Week 2015 is presented by Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee in association with Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office.
The music of As If to Nothing is commissioned by CCDC in 2009 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund.
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