SOFTMACHINE: XiaoKe x ZiHan


Performance Space presents
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

SoftMachine: XiaoKe x ZiHan
CHOY KA FAI

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Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance*)
Friday 28 October, 7.30pm
Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm
Sunday 30 October, 5.30pm

 


“SoftMachine is an affirmation on the individuality and struggles of contemporary dance artists across Asia. Ka Fai investigates and extends the boundaries of choreography into the documentary, it is an innovative and bold production contemplating dance and life as an inseparable contour.” – Ezekiel Olivera, FiveLineAsia, Singapore


 

Chinese artists XiaoKe x ZiHan make collaborative works that explore the extremes of bodily movement to reflect on the social and political context of China. Their SoftMachine performance draws on their experience of constant cultural surveillance to investigate the boundaries of artistic freedom.

SoftMachine is an internationally-celebrated series of live performances and video portraits exploring contemporary dance across the breadth and diversity of Asia. To create the series, Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai interviewed over eighty choreographers to uncover the complex histories and tensions within Asian dance cultures. The performances fuse live choreography with documentary film and theatrical elements to create intimate and revealing portraits of four extraordinary Asian artists. Performance Space is thrilled to present two of these performances for Liveworks.

 

Access:
*The Auslan Interpreted performance of SoftMachine is produced by Auslan Stage Left.

For more information please contact Performance Space on 02 8571 9111 or admin@performancespace.com.au
Or get in touch with us via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660 (free from landlines)

 

Company:
Concept, Direction and Documentary: Choy Ka Fai
Performance and Choreography: XiaoKe and Zhou ZiHan
Dramaturg: Tang Fu Kuen
Sound Design: Zhou ZiHan
Lighting Design: Andy Lim (Stage “LIVE”)
Technical Manager: Yap Seok Hui
Production Manager: Stephen Kwek
Tour Manager: Mara Nedelcu

 

SoftMachine was commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore for da:ns festival 2015. The development of the project is funded by National Arts Council, Singapore. With support from TheatreWorks, Singapore – danceBox, Kobe – Kyoto Experiment – Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore and Living Dance Studio, Beijing.
SoftMachine Digital Archives are created with the support of deSingel International Kunst Campus, Antwerpen

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