The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has commissioned a new work titled Synthetic by Dam Van Huynh. The evening is shared with works by Eve Chan, Sang Jijia (with kind permission of City Contemporary Dance Company), Yan Xiaoqiang, Yu Pik-yim.
Life in this world loops between what could be sensed as reality and what could be fictitious. Synthetic is a transcendental journey taking us through an alternate otherworldly space, venturing into a vividly hyper artificial world. Responding to the overload of the senses and hallucinatory visions induced by this fabricated environment, the movement turns into a ritual, eventually plunging us in a deep state of meditation.
Concept and Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Rehearsal Director: Leila McMillan
Performers: Academy Dance Ensemble
Composer: Ian Tang
Set & Costume Designer: Kitty Kong Hiu-kwan
Lighting Designer: Paul Wong Tsz-chung
Sound Designer: Kyle Li Ka-shing
Video Designer: Dan Fong
Production Manager: Priscilla Tsang Pik-kwan
Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Dance
Friday 8 December 2023, 8pm
Saturday 9 December 2023, 3pm & 8pm