The 6th part of the Diary series that first launched in 1986, DIARY VI. APPLAUSE… charts the latest chapter of the iconic dancer and choreographer Mui Cheuk Yin’s long dance journey of 30 years, exploring the changes in Hong Kong alongside her own experiences and encounters. A dance of rare and elegiac beauty, DIARY VI. APPLAUSE… first premiered in 2009 to critical acclaim and features rare footage made with the late Pina Bausch.
Rendered by three enigmatic dancers—Joseph Lee, Rebecca Wong, and KT Yau—the dance triptych is a non-linear portrayal of Hong Kong which explores various social, cultural and gender norms in the present and in history. By turns humorous, poignant, and rebellious, the pieces may very well differ in style but all offer a compelling, collective reflection on their common subject.
From displaying the gong once used in Central Police Station, playing a video of the first case heard at Central Magistracy, to projecting moving silhouettes inside 6 cells of Victoria Prison, we have deployed a number of ways in our 8 designated heritage storytelling spaces to feature the history, stories, and lives of people inside Tai Kwun.
Join Tai Kwun Contemporary for Family Day! We will have Family tours, and Children’s workshops in collaboration with Colour My World. Each tour and workshop activity is designed for the ratio of 1 parent / guardian assisting 1 child (5+ years).
Inspired by the materials, textures and shapes of the Central Police Station compound, the Tai Kwun Store collection presents an array of everyday basics which are made of carefully chosen materials and which reference the colours of the site’s architectural features.
In “Our Everyday—Our Borders”, the artists Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong) and Motoyuki Shitamichi (Japan) reflect on the notions of the everyday and of borders with a series of objects, installations, and dialogical practices.
Not everyone is a collector but one often ends up amassing to which keepsakes we attach our emotions. Here, seven local artists and groups will examine the many items gathered in order to discover the imagination and interpretations behind such artistic practices.
Located in the heart of Central, Tai Kwun is perfectly located to offer a brief reprieve from the chaos of the workplace. Come and enjoy