27 - 29 Sep, 2019
29 Sep 2019
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McMuiMui is a local dance duo founded by dancer-choreographers Abby Chan and Waimei Yeung. The duo made their marks in the world as early as in the 2000s, and has gone on hiatus for the last decade to pursue different paths in America. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2019, McMuiMui reunites in rejoice at their hometown, reprising their iconic humour and style – after 10 years of ripening, transformation and reflection. It is about the duo’s lives, Hong Kong, identity, age and gender from both the personal and universal perspective. The work is set to unveil the weirdest facets of Hong Kong urban life and its funny anecdotes, lifting the exuberant femininity effortlessly.
Choreography and Performance: Abby Chan & Yeung Wai Mei
Dramaturgy: Vee Leong
Curation: Felix Chan
Production: Georgina Lo
Performance: Caroline Chan#, Linda Lam, Iris Lau, Sharon Yau*
Stage Design & Promotion Photography: Yuen Hon Wai
Lighting Design: Alice Kwong
Music Design and Performance: Arm Charm
Costume Design: Cheng Man Wing
Video Design: Adrian Yeung# & Guy Cheung
Key Visual Design: Peter Bird Studio
*With kind permission of Chung Ying Theatre Company
#With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
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Choreography and Performance
Abby Chan is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She was a dancer and guest choreographer with the Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company as well as the founder of Chan-can-dance Theatre and co-artistic director of McMuiMui Dansemble. She received the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council to present her work in the United States and expand the horizons in her dance career. She is also a four-time recipient of the Hong Kong Dance Award.
Her choreography has been performed in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Kyoto, Malaysia, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Colorado and New York.
Recently, Abby was invited to participate in the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority’s “ON VIEW: Hong Kong” dance film installation exhibition, and International Co-Lab Artist Residency program which taking place in Edinburgh, Auckland and Hong Kong.
Yeung Wai Mei
Choreography and Performance
Yeung Wai Mei graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in Modern Dance. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Iowa in 1993.
She has since been teaching, choreographing and performing around the world. Her choreography has been presented by major dance festivals in Asia, Europe, and America in cities such as New York, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Melbourne, the Philippines, Singapore, Copenhagen and Montpellier. She was awarded the Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Award for three consecutive years for her outstanding choreography and performance.
In addition to dancing, Wai Mei co-owns Barefoot Yoga Studio on the U.S., teaches Yoga Teacher Training internationally; she is also a certified massage practitioner, devotes her passion on healing human physically, mentally and emotionally.
About McMuiMui Dansemble
McMuiMui Dansemble was founded in 1997 by independent contemporary dance choreographers and dancers Abby Chan and Yeung Wai Mei, who are also activists in the local theatre scene from 1997 to 2009. Their first two collaborations Running Wheels and Siesta – before HK’s return premiered in New York (1996) and later brought to Hong Kong (1997). Their production Something Strange in the Air wowed the audience in 1998 at the Independent Dance Festival in Hong Kong. Afterwards the duo was invited to the Tokyo International Dance Festival, Taipei Crown Theatre Festival and Seoul International Dance Festival. In 2005, Love in a Doggy Bag premiered at the Fringe Festival in Hong Kong and toured to the Huayi Festival in Singapore. The production also won the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2006.
Since then, McMuiMui Dansemble used their unique and outstanding style to talk about love, sex, lust and death; discussing female aging bodies while questioning how society objectifies women; explored the theme of dislocation and the strangeness of life in a “foreign” land; looked into Chinese classic literature Butterfly Lovers with a two women version, using songs, gadgets, wit, sensational touch and zany humor.