Collaboration
We Are Spectacles《回聲二:人為景觀》(2021)




Description


Technology has not only subverted the art of portrait photography and its transmission; it has altered people’s way of seeing and the habitual manner of body movement. As we take up the focus of other people’s camera lenses, we are also searching for the target of our next portrait. Each of us has become a spectacle in the eyes of one another. 

Choreographer Joseph Lee explores the above phenomenon in his latest offering Unfolding Images: We Are Spectacle(s). Echoing his acclaimed solo contemporary dance piece Folding Echoes, this time, rather than embarking on a one-man journey, Lee teams up with five performers to explore and examine the various body gestures as a form of experiment. Drawing references from the concept of portrait photography as a starting point, Lee and his performers probe into the delicate relations between a performer and a spectator, and the peculiar desire to see and be seen. 

In the digital age, the mass production and consumption of images in the age of social media has allowed everyone to pose in the limelight. One moment you are the centre of the attention, and the next you descend into the backdrop of another person who takes up the spotlight. The five performers participating in this experiment turn their bodies into vessels to capture and channel this fleeting spectacle that embodies the essence of this digital age phenomenon that has encroached upon us today.     
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Co-presented by LCSD New Arts Power, Tai Kwun

Concept & Choreography: Joseph Lee
Scenography: Samuel Chan
Music Director & Sound Design: Lawrence Lau
Costume Coordinator: Gauze Lam
Creation & Performance: Leung Tin Chak, Li Ka Man, Chan Wai Lok, Holmes Cheung, Woo Yat Hei
Rehearsal Assistant: Skinny Ng
Artistic Advisor: Suyin Kan
Production Manager: Karen Kwong
Stage Manager: Ho Tak Tsing
Co-Producer: Michael Li, Fontane Yiu
Initial Creation Contribution: Mok Jan Tung, Kerry Cheung, Ronald Tsang
Graphic Design: Peter Bird Studio
Photography: Steve Li@Junes
Trailer Concept: Joseph Lee
Trailer Shooting: 1930 collective
Trailer Editing: Lee Wai Shing
Rehearsal Location Courtesy: Unlock Dancing Plaza


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簡介


鏡頭前後,劇場上下,眾人凝視,互為奇觀。科技改變了人像攝影及傳播,也因而改變了人的身體習慣和觀看角度,舞蹈被重新定義。《回聲二:人為景觀》來回往返現場與個人經驗之間,餘音迴盪。

李偉能作品《回聲摺疊》重演多次,好評不絕。《回聲二:人為景觀》延續其對身體語言的叩問,從人像攝影的概念出發,聯同表演者探索解讀多個身體所呈現的姿態,實驗各種看與被看的關係。

在大量生產和消費影像的時代,此刻誰是焦點,誰又同時成了誰的背景?鏡頭前後,你我他有意無意擺出各種姿態,看與被看界線日益模糊,映照真假難分的自我。一人分飾多角的荒誕以及無法被重製的現場,五位表演者,以肉身汗水、聲音文字,堆疊稍縱即逝的人為景觀。

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賽馬會藝壇新勢力 | 大館 聯合主辦

概念及編舞:李偉能
空間、燈光及影像設計:陳鈞至
音樂總監及聲音設計: 劉曉江
服裝統籌:林曉燕
創作表演者:梁天尺、李嘉雯、陳偉洛、張利雄、胡日禧
排練助理:伍詠豪
藝術顧問:簡戍凝
製作經理:鄺嘉欣
舞台監督:何德貞
聯合監製:李漢廷、姚楓盈
首階段創作協助:莫鎮彤、張嘉儀、曾浩鋒
平面設計:江田雀
攝影:李 昊@青春映畫
宣傳影像概念:李偉能
宣傳影像拍攝:1930小隊
宣傳影像剪接:李偉盛
排練場地提供:不加鎖舞踊館


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credit: Carmen So



credit: Mak Cheong Wai