In our everyday lives we often dance on a knife-edge, trying not to transgress the many rules and norms imposed on us. Carl KNIF's solo RED is an intimate portrait of an individual struggling with an inner red alert. RED is a performance about extremes – not always dramatic, but full of personal courage.
Choreographer and dancer Carl KNIF graduated from the Theatre Academy in Helsinki in 2000 and has since then been at the forefront of the Finnish dance scene. After a decade of working as a dancer and freelance choreographer, Carl KNIF started his own company in 2012. With pieces such Hologram Walls, Claude Glass and Mother Tongue audiences have learned to know the surrealistic, dreamlike, humoristic qualities of KNIF ́s works. His deeply humanistic message is conveyed by a highly skilled cast of dancers.
Program 2 : Timeline
Company: Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble (TY)
Choreography: LAI Tak-wai
Music: Sven WEISEMANN, Max RICHTER
Lighting: ZHANG Zhen-tian
Costume: Moe MO
Dancers: CUI Qiao-hong, GU Ruo-fan, LIANG Jing-jing, TIAN Xia, GUO Xiao-qi, LI Shi-xiong, ZHAO Xiang-yang
We all have the experience of being anxious, nervous, lazy, pressured, joyful, or romantic. Choreographer LAI found that these emotions would change in the course of time. Objects from the past and fashionable high-tech gadgets are often clues for him to find the self from memory bits and from the unknown future. Strongly visual and physical, the work explores human emotions in an ever shifting world.
Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble from Shanxi province was founded in 2005 and was known for their productions of Chinese classical dance drama Wild Jujubes and Opera Warriors. The ensemble has appeared frequently in major events and celebrations and received high regards. TimeLine is the ensemble’s debut performance of contemporary dance and also its first collaboration with choreographer LAI Tak-wai. LAI graduated from Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He was a dancer with the Cloud Gate Dance Company from Taiwan and the City Contemporary Dance Company from Hong Kong. In 2014, he was awarded the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer” by Hong Kong Dance Awards. He is now an independent choreographer and freelance dancer.