A Letter to Father

Chanting in the fog as he roams an idyllic landscape, he dances as if he is talking to someone.

What is the current moment? Choreographer Wayson Poon is experiencing the time of change, or the stage of change. Looking for someone to talk to, he found his father, who passed away 15 years ago. Through dance movements and Nanyin, he holds a conversation that goes beyond space and time, talking to himself, to everyone, to the world.

Choreographer’s notes:
Last December, my sister and I had lunch together, and I talked about “you”… I cried when I wrote the following words. Do “you” think that is good for the introduction of the piece?
 
The sun and the moon come and go
to know, to understand, to comprehend, to realize
Sit down to have a meal, hold a bowl and hold chopsticks
Take a bath, dressing, go to bed, covering the quilt
The heaven, the earth, the dream,
Black, white, grey
 
Would “you” tell me now like 15 years ago?

Length: 14 mins
Country/Region: Hong Kong

Choreographed and performed by Wayson Poon
Performance (Naamyam): Chan Chi-kong
Filmed and edited by Vincent Ip

Commissioned and produced by 2021 Hong Kong Arts Festival – Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series 2021

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