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Dick Wong - Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018
Venue:Experience Theater (No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd.)

eligious worshipping is the origin of ancient music and dance. Inspired by this idea, choreographer Dick WONG ponders the purposes of modern creative works. For him, modern dance is primarily about beliefs and secondly about rhythms of the body. This is a confrontation between the body and stage. Based on the body itself, WONG's The Rite of Spring explores the possibility of creativity as a ritual. What is it that the artists face: themselves, their audience, the environment, traditions, or life itself?

A graduate of Journalism, Dick Wong left the publishing industry in the mid 90s to pursue a career in contemporary dance and theatre. In 2004, he was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival to create B.O.B* which was later developed into two versions and toured extensively in Asia and Europe, including Paris (CND), Berlin (Tanz Im August) and London (Sadler's Wells Lilian Baylis Studio). He was chosen as a laureate of the French International Residence Programme at Recollets in 2010 and presented 1+1 in Cartier Fondation during his stay in Paris. Commissioned by the In Transit Festival, he premiered Be Me in Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt in 2011. Recent works include 0|2 (2014) a collaboration with Xing Liang, The World According to Dance (2015) a dance/ theatre work on four generations of contemporary dance makers in Hong Kong and The Rite of Spring (2016).