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Date & Time

21 Mar - 3 Apr, 2022

Location

Online

Price

Free of charge

Overview

Co-presented by (In alphabetical order)

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore)
Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) (Taiwan)
Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts (Hong Kong)
Taichung Theater (Taiwan)

Dance films, a coming together of two art forms that empowers dance artists and filmmakers alike to rethink movements and transform storytelling. Tai Kwun joins hands with various arts centres in the region through Dance en Scene, an initiative which dedicates to commission dance films that invite artists to find inspiration from sites or themes of meanings and significance, celebrating the diversity of culture and artmaking of Asian artists living in different cities.

Dance en Scene features 3 films: 

  • Half (Singapore)
  • To whom it may concern (Taichung)
  • A Long Walk (Hong Kong)
  • With Chinese and English subtitles;
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

Half

(Singapore – A programme of Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2022)

What happens if your reflection breaks free from you? What will it do and where will it go? 

Half is an explosive and intimate dance portrait of a dancer and his reflection. The film offers a fusion of film and dance by incorporating movements within the image. Through this, it also explores the idea of having multi-faceted layers within the self.  

Half is directed by critically acclaimed director Royston Tan and produced by Chuan Pictures, in collaboration with co-choreographer and dancer Zhuo Zihao, co-choreographer Yarra Ileto as well as composer and sound designer Chong Li-Chuan.

Duration: approximately 10 mins

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Director: Royston Tan
Co-choreographer & Dancer: Zhuo Zihao
Co-choreographer: Yarra Ileto
Composer & Sound design: Chong Li-Chuan
Production Company: Chuan Pictures
Executive Production: Karen Khoo-Toohey

1st Assistant Director: Jun Chong
Production Manager: Sherilyn Lee
Director of Photography: Shyan Tan
Ronin Operator: Christopher Ang
1st Camera Assistant: Daryl Nah
2nd Camera Assistant: Charis Yeo
Data Wrangler: Jean Anne Leong
Ronin Technician: Shawn Fonseka
Grip: Ong Soon Lai, Zhang Yuanhui
Art Director: Chris Koh
Art Assistant: Adelene Wee, Samuel Tan
Location Manager: Feefee
Production Coordinator: Wendy Lie
Production Assistant: Lionel Seah
Production Intern: Macarius Chia

Offline Edit: Neo Rui Win
Colourist: Olha Korzhynska
Online Post Production: Gravitate
Executive Producer (Post): Shahril Ahmad
Online Edit: Pinky C. Vierra, Merv


To whom it may concern

(Taichung)


Photo: KUNG Chia-yen

To whom it may concern can be likened to a note that records fragments of life and is thrown into the river of time. It travels toward the future, waiting for someone to pick it up and read it to connect other chapters of the story.

Peculiar Man observed the daily lives of Les Petites Choses Production members from the perspective of a creator. This collaborative process, which took place in-person and online, enabled Peculiar Man to compose each person's passions, frustrations, and idiosyncrasies into portraits and respond to the surroundings via body movements. Through the reinterpretation of the Good Things Happening Films Studio and director Wu Hsiao-Lu, a poetic and detached approach is adopted to portray intimate moments that are either absurd and noisy or lonely and quiet.

Duration: approximately 15 mins

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Producer: Peculiar Man X Les Petites Choses Production
Artistic Director: Yang Nai-hsuan
Choreographers: Peculiar Man / Tien Tsai-wei, Jan Möllmer
Dancers: Yang Nai-hsuan, Lin Su-lien, Chang Chien-hao, Pan Yu-hsun, Chu Pei-rung, Shen Le, Chang Ya-yuan, Chang Ya-wei, Chen Yi-chin, Chen Yi-en, Huang Yu-min, Chang Wen-hao
Sound Designer: Liu Zhu-chi
Composers: Liu Zhu-chi, Helina Sheng
Art Director: Cheng Hsin-ning
Rehearsal Assistant: Gao Ling`-en`
Film Production Company: Good Things Happening Film Studio
Film Director: Wu Hsiao-lu
Film Producer: Ip Kam-Tao Colin
Production Assistant: Zhuo Hong-ling
Director of Photography: Chuang Yo-young
Camera Crew: Lin Yu-jie, Lin Wei-yeh Nick
Aerial Photographer: Soulja Lin
Gaffer: Hippo Sung
Best Boy: ZBTS Film Studio
Editor: Wu Hsiao-lu
Colourist: Chloe Yu / Huemove Studio
Photographer: Kung Chia-yen


A Long Walk

(Hong Kong)

“This is a long winding road of darkness, where light only shines at the very end – as it is with creative forces; as it is in life.”

Since his arrival in Hong Kong in the 1980s, Ong Yong Lock has taken root in Hong Kong, and grown inseparable with dance. The ebbs and flows of his 30-year career are always met with intense dedication to performances, choreography and teaching. In spite of the long winding road in the long dark night, he starts racing on this path again, perhaps for the very last time.

Duration: Approximately 15 mins

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Producer: Unlock Dancing Plaza
Feature Dance Artist: Ong Yong Lock
Special Appearance: Joseph Lee

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

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


Co-presenters

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore)

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s national performing arts centre, hosting a year-round line-up of about 3,500 performances and activities, of which more than 70% are presented free for all to enjoy. As a centre for everyone, Esplanade creates opportunities for seniors, youth, children and underserved communities to experience the arts. It supports the creation of artistic content by commissioning and producing new Singapore and Asian work for the international stage. It also develops technical capabilities for the industry nationally.   

Esplanade is operated by The Esplanade Co Ltd, which is a charity and not-for-profit organisation.


Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) (Taiwan)

Located next to the Weiwuying Metropolitan Park, the Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) measures 9.9 hectares wide and is the world’s largest single-roof building. Inspired by the banyan trees from the park, Weiwuying’s sound wave-like streamline appearance symbolises the openness and freedom of performing arts. Regarding the Weiwuying Banyan Plaza, it features the Opera House, Concert Hall, Playhouse, and Recital Hall; and an open outdoor theater that uses the sky as its curtains and grass as its chairs. The ideas of openness, penetration, and tolerance conveyed by the banyan trees were incorporated in the overall architectural design, inviting visitors to enter the facilities and enjoy art at every corner. The Center opened on October 13th 2018 and is now operating all-year round, developing and bringing local as well as international talents to southern Taiwan.


Taichung Theater (Taiwan)

The Taichung Theater, Taiwan is dedicated to the vision of creating a theater for the extraordinary and awesome arts, and to let the perception and appreciation of art become an integral part of everyday life. Through 3 annual branding festivals and house hiring, the theater embraces the diversity of programs. The Taichung Theater also regularly organises a variety of activities for all citizens.