Hong Kong has inspired hundreds of books (think Janice Y K Lee’s novels), films (almost all of Wong Kar-wai’s movies) and works of art (including Michael Wolf’s striking photographs). And now, in 2017, it’s inspired a whole series of dances.
From November 1 – 3, Hongkongers can watch ON VIEW: HONG KONG, 10 new dances and short films inspired by the city. These videos are the result of an ambitious collaboration between the West Kowloon Cultural District, 10 dancers from Hong Kong, cinematographer Maurice Lai and Australian choreographer Sue Healey, who’s famous for weaving together the worlds of dance and film.
While all the videos are available online, there will be a live performance at ArtisTree in Tai Koo Place on November 2 and 3. At these two events, the ten dancers will perform live in front of screens showcasing their videos, creating a thought-provoking, multi-layered work.
Before the live performances, we spoke with Australian choreographer Sue Healey on why dance and film are such perfect partners and why she loves working in Hong Kong.