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Our Art Programme

ENCOUNTERS ACROSS CULTURES 2021

A Journey Through
Dance & Architecture

"We wanted to create an encounter between the two art forms, architecture and dance.

Without question, space and architectural designs play an important role in shaping our experiences and emotions.

Dance expresses and share emotions through the ultimate architecture of nature - the human body. It is one of the most powerful forms of emotional expression.

This art programme explores how movements can be a captivating medium for perceiving, experiencing, and articulating architecture. It hopes to remind us to slow down and observe the details, to dive into our surroundings. To be present within the space. To look up."

- Patsy Lo, Curator and Producer

CREATING ACROSS COVID

Encounters Across Cultures took on particular meaning this year with the outbreak of Covid-19 and the resulting global restrictions on travel. The cross-cultural team pushed on - quarantines not withstanding - to create together.

Curator Patsy Lo pulled together the entire team of international artists virtually. Collaborating across time zones and languages, the full team have never met in person.

Collaborating throughout the pandemic meant numerous technical challenges as creative concepting, art direction, choreography and rehearsals all were done remotely across Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

Dance artist Li Xinmeng at The Middle House. Photography by Gilles Sabrié.

Dance artist Yu Jinying at The Opposite House. Photography by Gilles Sabrié.



9 JUL 2021 - 31 OCT 2021

SHANGHAI TEXTURES MEET BEIJING GEOMETRY

Apart yet connected, two dancers take us on a journey through space - one moving through a mysterious ceramic bamboo forest, the other leaping across glowing geometric forms.

 

Directed by creative studio acno, featuring dance artists Li Xinmeng and Yu Jinying

 

Installation design by interactive studio The Collective

 

Curated and produced by Patsy Lo

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4 Oct 2021 - 4 Jan 2022

HONG KONG SERENITY MEETS CHENGDU CONTRASTS

From high above the city lights to old temple grounds, two dancers of contrasting styles embrace both being themselves and being in harmony with one another.

 

Directed by Leo Liu, choreographed by Yuh Egami and Andrea Carrucciu, featuring ballerina Hennes Yuen and hip hop dancer Wan Siming

 

Installation design by interactive studio The Collective

 

Curated and produced by Patsy Lo

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9 JUL 2021 - 31 OCT 2021

SHANGHAI TEXTURES MEET BEIJING GEOMETRY

Apart yet connected, two dancers take us on a journey through space - one moving through a mysterious ceramic bamboo forest, the other leaping across glowing geometric forms.

 

Directed by creative studio acno, featuring dance artists Li Xinmeng and Yu Jinying

 

Installation design by interactive studio The Collective

 

Curated and produced by Patsy Lo

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4 Oct 2021 - 4 Jan 2022

HONG KONG SERENITY MEETS CHENGDU CONTRASTS

From high above the city lights to old temple grounds, two dancers of contrasting styles embrace both being themselves and being in harmony with one another.

 

Directed by Leo Liu, choreographed by Yuh Egami and Andrea Carrucciu, featuring ballerina Hennes Yuen and hip hop dancer Wan Siming

 

Installation design by interactive studio The Collective

 

Curated and produced by Patsy Lo

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9 JUL 2021 - 31 OCT 2021

SHANGHAI TEXTURES MEET BEIJING GEOMETRY

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4 Oct 2021 - 4 Jan 2022

HONG KONG SERENITY MEETS CHENGDU CONTRASTS

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7 Nov 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

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