Announcement: “In the Midst of Fire”

Concept: Paulina Yi-Yan Lee (ENG Alumna, 2015)
Performance: Jack Strömberg and Paulina Yi-Yan Lee
Filming: Jack Strömberg, Misael Tonars and Paulina Yi-Yan Lee
Video Editing: Gavin Long-Chung Law and Stephanie Hoi-Ling Keung
Music: Jack Strömberg


English Description
by Gavin Long-Chung Law

“In the Midst of Fire” is an introspective exploration on how nature’s dichotomies – fire and snow – can coexist in juxtaposition and if these two fundamental elements may (or may not) spark transformation in the human condition. Exposed to these extremes, the performers utilize abstraction and curiosity to research concepts of resolution and rebirth. We invite viewers to bring their personal experiences into these perhaps foreign landscapes by witnessing the performers’ stillness and movement with these elements. Ask yourself – does the fire or snow trigger any specific memories? What sensations would you feel if you were suddenly transported to these environments?



Chinese Description
by Paulina Yi-Yan Lee

“In the Midst of Fire” 是一個有關二元關係的內省和反思。在過程當中,我們以兩種對比的元素(火和雪)作為出發點,去探究兩極化關係的不穩定性,以及我們慣常思考模式的盲點:忽略兩極中間的幅度(spectrum)和其複雜性。

光與暗,暖與冷,動與靜,赤裸與衣身,揭示與潛藏,迷途與重拾。看似對立的關係當中,是否也正存在改變的契機?解構兩極化的價值,又能否帶領我們走往更大的自由和轉化?透過影像,我們希望能邀請你,目睹和參與我們的旅程。

BIOGRAPHIES

Paulina Yi-Yan Lee and Jack Strömberg are currently studying at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Paulina obtained her MA in Literary and Cultural Studies in the University of Hong Kong in 2016. She was graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015, where she obtained her scholastic award and first class honour in BA in English Language and Literature. Jack has been a performer (circus and dance) since 2013 and has studied in the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance.

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CCDC DANCE CENTRE

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(Tuesday 2 March 2021)

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