A Long Long Walk (work-in-progress)

Circus Movie: “Isabella”

LauZone

Tai Kwun x HK Phil: Social Distancing

The Happy Family: Gumbo and the Large-mouthed Monster

The Making of

The story of “Diary VII • The Story Of......”

Juggler Town

A Long Long Walk (work-in-progress)

Dance en Scene

Social Gathering Ban(d) Show

The Happy Family Work-in-Process Showcase

Terry-fying – Work-in-Progress Showcase

Dance en Scene

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Online Concerts - “Explore Tai Kwun with Classical Music”

Breathed a Sigh of Relief

Social Gathering Ban(d) Show

Om Encounter: Work-in-progress

A Lover’s Concerto

A Poem in Jail (in progress) – Happy Together Till the Next Century Comes

See You Zoom Again

The Creation of Under ∞ Line

We Are (digitally becoming) Spectacle(s)

Date & Time

21 Mar - 3 Apr, 2022

Location

Online

Price

Free of charge

Overview

Produced by

Feature Dance Artist
Ong Yong Lock

Special Appearance
Joseph Lee

“Boundless and perpetual, without living nor death.
He runs, he trips, he falls, he crawls.
It’s a chase, it's an escape,
and it could have been fate.”

The creative process looks like rambling through a dark endless tunnel. The only escape is to keep walking. Throughout his dance journey for over 30 years, from Malaysia to Hong Kong, Ong Yong Lock has created and performed in various projects and connected with people who inspire and become companions. This poetic moving image, using tunnel as metaphor, merges reality with visual imagery, reflects Lock's inner world and his relationships with those around him. Audience are invited to witness his creative journey by following his unstoppable momentum.

Creative Team

Co-Directors: Elysa Wendi, Lee Wai Shing
Director of Photography: Cheung Pak Ming
Art Director: Wong Liang Yih
Gaffer: Chan Ka-shun Benny
Editor: Lee Wai Shing
Sound Designer and Mixer: Ellison Bryan Keong

Production Team

Line Producer: Li Hon Ting Michael
Production Manager: Chui Chih Yin
Camera Assistant: Tang Ka Hei
Grip: To Kai Ching
Location Sound Recordist: Chan Hau Chun
Production Assistant: Wen Haobin John
Making of Photographer: Yik Ka Hung Vincent
Colourist: Grace Lee
Post Production Manager: Adrian Ma
Post Production Management: Pica Pica Media

  • Shanghainese, Putonghua and Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
  • Approximately 45 mins

Biography

Unlock Dancing Plaza
Ong Yong Lock
Elysa Wendi
Lee Wai Shing

Unlock Dancing Plaza is a contemporary dance company founded in 2002, with Ong Yong Lock as Artistic Director and Joseph Lee as Associate Artistic Director (Joined in 2020). Unlock is committed to pursuing innovative breakthroughs and theatrical liberation. These commitments are embodied in and practised through its productions. Curating cross-media, cross-regional, and experimental projects, Unlock Body Lab is developed to discover and show the possibilities of dance in various forms. #DANCELESS includes a series of creative works, performances and workshops that are based on public participation as the main way of artistic practise. It promotes and deepens the diverse imagination of dance; facilitates the mutual exchange between artists and the public through experiencing dance together.

Ong Yong Lock was born in Malaysia, joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in 1989, then joined the City Contemporary Dance Company in 1993. Ong was a founding member of South 'ASLI' Dance Workshop (SADW). In 1997, he became the Artistic Director of SADW (1997-2001). In 1998, Ong joined the Expressions Dance Company in Brisbane, Australia to perform in the Brisbane Festival. He received the Award for Best Artist (Dance) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2014. In 2002, Ong founded the Unlock Dancing Plaza with Elsie Chau to promote and popularize modern dance. His significant work Wanderer received the 2015 Hong Kong Dance Awards "Outstanding Achievement in Independent Production ''.

Co-director

Elysa Wendi is a dance artist and filmmaker working between Singapore and Hong Kong.  Preoccupied with the abstraction of memory from place, time and biographical traces, Wendi explores these themes in her live and filmic works. Straddling between disciplines, Wendi develops her films with a choreographic eye and performative approach. Her short film 1958 Delivery' won the Best Experimental Film award at the 2018 South Taiwan Film Festival, and her film Forgive or Not to Forgive won Best Documentary at Hong Kong ArtHouse Film Festival 2020. She co-founded Cinemovement - a platform for inter-disciplinary film creation together with film producer Jeremy Chua in 2015.

Co-director

Lee Wai Shing studied Visual Communication and started his career as an independent filmmaker after graduation. In 2019, he won the Gold Award at the ifva Festival with Family Family Day. Lee is well known for his diversified improvisation and experimental video-editing style. In recent years, he started to create dance videos. His work A Rock won the Jury Prize at the 5th Dance On Screen Film Festival. Lee was the Production Assistant of Chinese Independent Documentary Lab. He is also one of the founding members of an independent film ensemble 1930 collective.