Les Curious Fringes – Blast of the Cave
Tracy Wong, Mao Wei (Hong Kong) and Ersatz (Belgium)
27, 28/4｜Friday, Saturday｜20:00
MOP 180｜Old Court Building, 2nd floor (no elevator)
“When the music tempo grows stronger, the dance rhythm also becomes swifter, culminating to the extraordinary outburst in the end.” – Daisy Chu
There is a well-known quote in Sophie’s World: “Who are you? Where does the world come from?” Have you ever thought of a world where stone can speak?
One day a stone that has lived on Earth for a long time starts recounting the past to the world’s two sole organisms, which travels to the past to experience the happenings of the world. On a dark stage, both audiences and dancers come across the most primitive immersive experience and ponder over the existence of “self”.
Les Curious Fringes – Blast of the Cave is created by Tracy Wong, choreographer of the well-established Shelf Life, in collaboration with Hong Kong artist Mao Wei and artists from France and Belgium. Through a wide range of innovative visual elements and installations on stage, the performance creates a space transcending the boundary of time for deliberation of the origins and development of life.
Choreography and Performance: Tracy Wong and Mao Wei (Hong Kong)
Visual Arts, Installation and Stage Design: Camille Panza (Belgium)
Visual Arts, Installation and Illustrations: Pierre Mercier (France) and Marie-Laetitia Cianfarani (France)
Lighting Design: Léonard Cornevin (France)
Composer and Audio Design: Noam Rzewski (Belgium)
Production: Max Dance Hall
Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval
Post-show Talk on 27April
Les Curious Fringes premiered in 2006 at A Taste of Hong Kong, which was co-produced by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Les Halles de Schaerbeek.