There were cities, glorious as fireworks in the sky, vanished at the height of their magnificence. The loving dwellers within were scattered to the four winds. No, this is not our story. We have walls built with sturdy concrete and the endless bustle of city life. We have ambitions burning in heart, a cold shoulder to every stranger we pass. It is our story, perhaps. Look up and we see fireworks burn. Look down and we find ourselves standing in desolation. Don’t tell them: this is not the same city.
Tibetan choreographer SANG Ji-jia and his long time collaborator experimental musician Dickson DEE join hands again in Fragile Beauty after well-received As If To Nothing. The production concept grows from the nature of glorious yet ephemeral fireworks. As a calm spectator, SANG Ji-jia makes use of his impressive dance technique and engrossing music to tell stories. Everything disappears, like fireworks.
For 36 years under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Willy TSAO, City Contemporary Dance Company has inspired and excited audiences by performing superb contemporary dance pieces. Founded in 1979, CCDC has presented more than 200 original works to critical acclaim. CCDC has also presented innovative collaborations with outstanding artists from other media and with artists from around the world. CCDC is renowned for reflecting the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s vibrant, multifaceted contemporary culture, presenting dance works to an audience of more than 50,000 people annually and receiving overseas invitations to perform on some of the world’s foremost dance stages and festivals. Renowned choreographer SANG Ji-jia makes a comeback to CCDC as residential choreographer. Fragile Beauty is his first production in this capacity.
“Thoroughly professional, the young, technically brilliant Hong Kong Chinese with highly efficient acrobatic skills are the best cultural ambassadors of their city.” StuttgarterZeitung, Germany