Piece for 18 Performers

Duration: 20min
Premiered on 18 November 2016 at HKAPA Lyric Theatre – Hong Kong

Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Music: Martyna Poznańska
Lighting: Alice Kwong
Costume Designer: Stacy Ip Wing-kwan
Set Designer: Stephanie Lee
Performed by: HKAPA Ensemble

Under this weight is part of Dam Van Huynh’s series of works in which he explores the many facets of the self: the physical form and the fragile self, stripped of inhibitions. This piece sees a shift in the artist’s choreographic language delving into universally shared themes on the human condition. Under this weight exposes human reactions when under pressure through expressionistic gestures and emotional form, be it a mental or physical pressure: endurance, resistance, surrender. The work displays a continuous shift between equal forces creating an intense and surreal atmosphere.

Commissioned by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts