Tickets for New Vision Arts Festival programmes on sale tomorrow (with photos)
In this year's NVAF, two programmes, namely the artificial intelligence (AI) opera "chasing waterfalls" by German multimedia artist collective "phase7 performing.arts", and the dance production "Jungle Book reimagined" from the United Kingdom's Akram Khan Company, will help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and are exclusively sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). They are one of the many initiatives supported by the HKJC's approved donation of $630 million to the Government of the HKSAR to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, demonstrating that the HKJC is resolute in pursuing its purpose of acting continuously for the betterment of society, all in support of creating stronger communities together.
Co-commissioned by the NVAF, "chasing waterfalls" is an AI opera focusing on the symbiosis of men and machines, investigating manifold manifestations of humanity in our digital age. Local rising musical star Angus Lee co-composed the music and assumes the role of conductor.
Adapted from a universal classic, Akram Khan Company's "Jungle Book reimagined" is also co-commissioned by the NVAF. The production unleashes animal instincts internalised by the dancers amidst thunderous original music, and envelopes the senses with animated projections, conveying a powerful message and enabling the audiences to consider that nature is exacting its revenge.
Written and directed by Yan Pat-to, Reframe Theatre's "Posthuman Condition" is the second instalment of the tripartite "A Concise History of Future" by Yan that investigates the predicaments facing human beings in a new era of technological warfare, when AI dominates everything.
The theatrical creation "HACK", offered by media artist GayBird and theatre director Ata Wong, creates an evocative sonic mosaic through the constantly reshaping and regrouping of cold machines and warm bodies.
Hailing from different backgrounds, each artist in O Theatre Workshop's "Zoetrope" employs a designated space on stage to create an individual fable of time and loss. For this production, audiences will find themselves on stage, guided by live music as they enter different designated areas, offering them a unique experience combining light, shadow and sound.
Electronic musician and multimedia artist Choi Sai-ho introduces both new music and previous hits in "Live‧Earth‧Space", where audiences will travel from the earth into space. He also performs pieces from the award-winning "Dragon's Delusion" ("Dragon's Delusion Era" and "A Delusion"), a collaboration with animation artist Kongkee.
Zuni Icosahedron offers the Arts Tech theatre "Hua-yen Buddhaverse" and "Hua-yen" concert, bringing the sutra's journey to yet another realm, while "A Date with Dogs" by MaD (Make a Difference) reflects on interspecies coexistence with authentic interactive installations and sound compositions.
In addition to stage programmes, the NVAF will also have online programmes, pre-performance talks, a dance workshop and an exhibition.
Tickets will be available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk) from tomorrow onwards. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999, or use the mobile ticketing app "My URBTIX". For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2370 1044 or visit www.nvaf.gov.hk.
In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, members of the public are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the performing arts venues managed by the LCSD for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on the Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter the performing arts venues managed by the LCSD.
Ends/Thursday, September 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:30
Issued at HKT 12:30