Climate change may not be the typical subject matter for a classical dance company, but the Hong Kong Ballet is committed to pushing the boundaries in its Beyond Carbon: The Climate Change Project production at M+, the city’s museum of visual culture. International and local choreographers created 12 dance works based on what they view as the most imminent environmental crises. Three of the choreographers discuss their works with us.
Carbon Footprint by Kyle Lin Chang-yuan, a Hong Kong Ballet corps de ballet dancer
The sustainability decisions we make in our daily lives are increasing our carbon footprints. I want my new work to be dramatic and visually impactful for the audience. As the dancers move around the white paper on the floor, the ink on their bodies leaves black stains everywhere, serving as a metaphor for the irrevocable pollution damage we are doing to our environment.