SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts



Retry Login

Dormitory Town

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts 2024

Memory Trace of Western Chamber

Tai Kwun Conversations: Tsai Ming Liang's Where

The Monk from Tang Dynasty

Date & Time

13 - 28 Apr, 2024 13-14, 20-21, 27-28.04.2024 12pm – 2:15pm & 4:30pm – 6:45pm
15-18, 22-25.04.2024 7pm – 9:15pm


F Hall Studio


$320 (bundle with Retry Login)


Have you wondered if you are losing the ability to remember? How many phone numbers can you remember? How about which year what happened? We may soon forget important life events without help as digital devices and storage has become our memory and an online extension of our brain.

Coming to the rescue is Labyss, a fictive Danish startup that uses the latest technologies in algorithms and AI to revive and store your memories. You will be able to face old age confidently with memories well preserved. Your memories are your life--take care of them!

Combining humour and critical thinking, the interactive performance installation Labyss develops AI capable of storing your memories by means of a sensory experience. Through conversations guided by AI and questionnaires, memories from the audiences are harvested into the company cloud before being absorbed and regenerated into a strange emerging collective life form.

As part of the double bill with Retry Login, Labyss is a singular experience at the intersection of performing arts, scenic design and programming. Evoking humour and contemplation, Labyss investigates the increased algorithmization of life through cutting-edge technologies in algorithms and AI to revive and store your memories. To accommodate different audiences, performances in both Cantonese and English are available.

Come and share your memories with Labyss before it is too late.

Labyss and Retry Login are presented as a double bill performance. Audience memebrs will experience the two works one after another. To accommodate different audiences, performances in both Cantonese and English are available.

Cantonese version

13-14, 20-21, 27-28.04.2024 (Sat-Sun)12pm – 2:15pm

15-18, 22-25.04.2024 (Mon-Thu) 7pm – 9:15pm

English version

13-14, 20-21, 27-28.04.2024 (Sat-Sun) 4:30pm – 6:45pm


  • Duration: approximately 45 minutes
  • This programme is offered in Cantonese or English versions with no surtitles
  • Audience is required to sign a consent form for memory collection for the purpose of performance. The data will be erased within 30 days after the performance
  • Recommended for ages 10 and above
  • Audience is advised to arrive 15 mins before the show starts; no latecomers will be admitted
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements

Creative and Production Team

Concept: The Algorithmic Theatre
Text and Direction: Kristian Husted, Kristian Byskov
Director: Kristian Husted
Dramaturg: Pernille Kragh
Creative Partner: The Collective
Assistant Director and Adaptation: Vida Wu
Set Designer: Ana Lumack
Composer and sound artist: Kristian Hverring
Video: Émile Sadria
Production: Siu Fung Production
Original software programming: Esbern Torgaard Kaspersen and Kaspar AI
Co-producer: TOASTER

Vida Wu
Caro Chan
Priscilla Lai
Charlie Tang
Franchesca Wong
Esther So
[Cast Change] Marc Ngan is unable to take part in this performance and is replaced by Esther So. We apologised for the inconvenience caused.



Tickets | $320 (bundle with Retry Login)

Tickets available at from 6 March 

Patrons may enjoy one of the below discount schemes for each purchase where applicable, available on a first-come-first-served basis for designated shows:

- 40% off for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders and full-time students

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts 2024 Package:

- 5% off upon single purchase of standard ticket from 2 different shows

- 10% off upon single purchase of standard ticket from 3 different shows

- 15% off upon single purchase of standard ticket from 4 different shows

- 20% off upon single purchase of standard ticket from 5 different shows

* When using package ticket, the Double-Billed "Labyss & Retry Login" is counted as one programme.


Kristian Husted
Kristian Byskov
Pernille Kragh
Ana Lumack
The Collective
Vida Wu
Caro Chan
Priscilla Lai
Esther So
Charlie Tang
Franchesca Wong

Text and Direction, Director

Kristian is an author and stage director who works in the cross section of research-based art, activism and documentary fiction. His upcoming novel, My Ukrainian Friend, to be published in Danish later this summer, is a personal story about his friend Ivan who died fighting in the current war in Ukraine.

Text and Direction

Kristian is a visual artist and author, working within stage arts and critical pedagogy. His work is research based with a strong focus on process and collaboration. Currently, Kristian is a PhD candidate at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (Norway) with the project Other Worlds From Here: Seeking to make ways to connect critical science fiction imaginary and storytelling to places affected by ecocide, extraction and land struggle.


Pernille is a dramaturg, translator and producer educated from the University of Copenhagen. She has worked with classical theatre on award winning theatre productions in Denmark and abroad, as well as with performance art, interdisciplinary art projects and artistic research. Her work is centered around sound, language and text and she combined the two when creating the first festival for audio drama in Denmark.

Set Designer

Ana is a spatial designer graduated from the Chelsea College of Art e Design in London, with a master in Cultural Encounter by RUC university, in Denmark. Ana is interested in conveying matters of the psychological realm into commercial and conceptual spaces by considering ideas as choreography.

Her works to swap and contest the hierarchy of senses. She designs environments that incorporate aspects of architecture, visual arts, nature and cultural studies. The studio works internationally and collaborates with brands and agencies, creatives and visionaries, activists and artisans to deliver engaging environments, meaningful campaigns and experiences that resonate.

Creative Partner

The Collective specializes in crafting digital experiential art forms, uniting the talents of artists and technologists from diverse backgrounds to create a unique experience. The studio blends physical and virtual realms, replacing human experience at the center of their technology elements.  The team's current focus includes mixed reality advancement and the use of artificial intelligence into art creation.

Assistant Director, Adaptation and Cast

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Vida is an actor, director, and playwright, graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Major in Acting) and received different scholarships and awards at school.

Vida has worked with many theatre companies including Tai Kwun, Hong Kong Art Festivals, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company, Actors’ Family, The Only Stage, We Draman Group, Project Roundabout and Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute. With a versatile skill set, Vida delivers captivating performances across a wide range of genres from drama, comedy, physical theatre to musical.

She also has experience in film and tv productions, appearing in ViuTV and RTHK drama productions. She appears in a feature film “Fallen Leaves, Broken Lighters” as the leading role. She started her creative work on YouTube and script writing, striving to be an all-round artist.


Chan Yuen Yu Caroline is a biracial and quadrilingual (Cantonese, Putonghua, English, Igbo beginner) performing artist. She holds a bachelor degree in English Language and Literature and is a recent graduate student from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree in Drama, majoring in Acting. Her performances include: MMM:RE (2019), In/Out 99% (2020), The imaginary Invalid (2022), Moscow...Why? (2023), and Songs of Innocence and Experience (2022, 2024). In 2022, she was invited by The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre in participation of their Reader’s Theatre program: The Doctor, which will officially be produced in the year of 2024. Over the years, Chan has been immersed in various devising, vocal, physical and acting trainings; involved in theatrical, concerts, music video, film and commercial performances.


Freelance theatre director, movement coach, performer, drama teacher and facilitator.

Priscilla was trained at L’Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in France and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London University in United Kingdom. She gained a performance certificate (Physical Theatre) and Master of Arts in Applied Theatre. Priscilla has performed in different theatre festivals and worked with different theatre companies in Taiwan, Singapore, UK, Czech Republic, Denmark and Spain. She was Artistic and Program Director of Playtogether Children Musical School, (she mainly designed and supervised programs for 3-6 years old), local artist of Artists-in-Residence Project for 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Senior Education and Outreach Officer of Chung Ying Theatre. In 2012, Priscilla was the first Chinese teacher to be invited for movement workshops for Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Castilla y León in Spain. Recent years, Priscilla uses drama as a tool in corporate setting and has worked with different industries in Hong Kong and overseas.

Priscilla has over 10 years of experiences teaching drama and holding workshops in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and UK. She teaches with Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Applied Learning) and was a course instructor (theatre) for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Subject taught: Acting, Narrative Art of Drama, Movement and Mime, she is currently a part-time lecturer with Hong Kong Baptist University, Tutor (Drama) for Senior Musical Theatre, Yip’s Children’s Musical Theatre and one of the adjudicators for Hong Kong Schools Drama Festivals. Priscilla also participated in various screen and theatre performances. Recent theatre credits include Hong Kong Arts Festival £¥€$ Lies, The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connections Grimm Adventures – A Reimagination of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and Comedy of Mistakes. Directing Works include: Playtogether Annual Performance 2019 I can Do it!, Tung Wah Hospitals Youth Musical Who are you?, Priscilla Lai Lost and Found a children theatre piece, funded by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, a Yip’s Children’s Musical theatre Production Cinderella the Tale of the Glass Slipper.


Esther received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Drama (Major in Acting) from HKAPA. She had performed at Perth, Salzburg and Seoul during her years of study.

As a freelance actress, Esther is actively exploring and performing on TV, stage and other different forms of arts, including French May Good Fortune premiere in Paris, ViuTV drama Leap Day, 940920, performative installation Remain Calm (Air) by Japanese artist Nile Koetting at Tai Kwun Contemporary.

Recently, she created and performed her first stand up show, launched a podcast channel Podcasting Theatre and took the role as assistant director for 6Dx productions Always By Your Side

Esther did over hundreds of school tour performances and is experienced in teaching acting and musical singing at schools.


Tang Tsz Fung, Charlie, is a freelancer actively in different kinds of performing arts fields, including drama, physical theatre, dance, sing etc. He likes to claim himself as a life-long student who is trying to learn as much as he can to keep himself alive and ready. When he is not performing, he is also a yoga instructor, a drama teacher, a nude model, a florist, and a perfume maker.


Franchesca is currently a freelance actress based in Hong Kong. She was an actor-in-residence at We Draman Group in 2020-21. Raised in both Canada and Hong Kong, she is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Franchesca graduated from the University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2012.  She then returned to HK to follow her passion in drama and studied Acting at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and graduated in 2019.

She has received multiple scholarships, as well as Outstanding Actor Award during her studies at HKAPA. She also had multiple overseas learning experience including Performance Tour to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in UK, Mozarteum University Salzburg in Austria, attended the Odin Week Festival in Denmark as well as the Grotowski Workshop in Tai Wan. She has performed in multiple stage, film, TV, and commercial productions. In 2022, she was nominated for the Hong Kong Small Theatre Best Actress Award for her solo play Every Brilliant Thing (by Duncan Macmillan).

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