10 JUN 2023
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
$380 / $280
Inspired by Clair de Lune, written by Guy de Maupassant
A show that features a unique line-up of local artists invites you to contemplate the meaning of beauty.
Inspired by Guy de Maupassant's short story Clair de Lune, musician Olivier Cong collaborates with dance artists Ong Yong Lock and Zelia Tan to create a dialogue of contemporary music and dance. The show also features voice acting by the ambassador of French May Arts Festival, Karena Lam, based on the script written by her and Olivier. A conversational piece that attempts to understand what beauty is, through devoted and obsessive lenses, to find the truth of pure love in relationships to craft.
The running time of the performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.
In English and French, with Chinese & English surtitles
Creative Team List
Director, Concept, Musician and Text: Olivier Cong
Choreographers and Dancers: Ong Yong Lock#, Zelia Tan
Narration and Text: Karena Lam
Lighting Designer: Yeung Tsz Yan
Costume Designer: Shek Leung
#Appearance by kind permission of Unlock Dancing Plaza
Hong Kong-based musician and composer Olivier Cong began his musical life studying violin and piano as a child. After finishing his college studies in psychology, Cong has been working with varied forms of music and sound art. He has produced site-specific concerts and also sound installations, and continues to play different roles, such as producer and music director in productions. He also writes music for film, dance and theatre, notable collaborators including Director Tian Zhuangzhuang and Ann Hui, Hong Kong Ballet, Shanghai Opera house, Chungying Theatre, O Theatre Workshop, West Kowloon Cultural District and K11 Art Foundation.
His debut album Ghost & his Paintings was released in early 2018 on his own founded label, Raven & the sea, and was awarded Hong Kong's first Apple Music spotlight artist.
Ong Yong Lock
Born in Malaysia, Ong Yong Lock is now a choreographer, performer, and educator. Ong is a founder member of the South 'ASLI' Dance Workshop (SADW) and served as the Artistic Director between 1997 and 2001. In 2002, Ong founded the Unlock Dancing Plaza with Elsie Chau.
Ong joined the Hong Kong Dance Company and the City Contemporary Dance Company in 1989 and 1993 respectively. In 2002, he won the "Hong Kong Dance Awards" presented by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in recognition of his lithe choreography of ballet 4 In. Since then, he has been appointed as an art advisor of dance by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He was also the recipient of the "Award for Best Artist (Dance)" from the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2014.
Ong is active in choreography. His works were featured in numerous international and Hong Kong festivals. He also had rich experiences of working in partnership with a wide range of organizations from around the world. Ong's highly acclaimed full-length works include 10 Nights' Wanderings, Whispering of Love, Love Sick, Kung Fu and Tofu, Chopin VS CA, Walls 44 and Wanderer. In particular, Wanderer received "Outstanding Achievement in Independent Production" at Hong Kong Dance Awards 2015.
Zelia ZZ Tan is a cross-disciplinary dance artist focusing on presence and identity. She is a pioneer in dance x technology in Asia, creating virtual and hybrid performances with motion capture, AR, VR, avatars, etc. Her research interest is in the future of body, experience and interaction. She is also an experimental filmmaker whose works were featured in 18 film festivals. A dance artist of City Contemporary Dance Company and founder of TechDanceLab, she is based in Hong Kong and works globally with masters like Gilles Jobin and Sasha Waltz. Her recent work was Accelerating Dimension, with live mocap, avatars and audience interaction at the Phygital_D Festival in West Kowloon Cultural District. Her own long-term artistic research project Flaneur continues.
Karena is a multi-faceted and well-respected Hong Kong-based actress, artist, curator, and the ambassador of French May Arts Festival. A mother of two, also the first to have won the Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer. Besides acting, she is also passionate for photography and pottery. Her love for the arts has seamlessly transcended through her life, both work and leisure. In 2020, she was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Letters by the French government in recognition of her efforts in promoting French Arts.
- Tickets will be available at URBTIX from 16 March onwards
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