Wayson Poon Contemporary Dance Project 2019 ~ 2021: Phonate (Work-in-Progress)

Background:
Artist Practice:
Wayson Poon dedicates himself to explore and develop a movement language that is unique to everyone’s body. Guided by “Qi” from Taoist scriptures, Liquid Body and 5Rhythms, Wayson’s movement and creations have combined oriental spirit and western methodology, and deciphered the essence of body from different aspects.

Artist Statement:
The creation observes the reality of contemporary society from the perspective of Asian philosophy, and opens the blind spots of urban life with dance and cross-media artistic actions, thus awakening people’s awareness and providing the possibility of turning around.

Choreography Question:
Is breathing a political action?

Description of the piece:
When breath becomes language…

Developing research and art residency:
1, January 2019 – Hong Kong East Side Dance Company “Activation 7+”
2, 1st – 14th May 2019 – Dance Nucleus(Singapore) SCOPE#6
3, 4th – 10th August – Creative meeting point: Hong Kong × Finland
4, 10th – 28th August 2019 – B motion dance festival
5, to continue…

 

Timeline:
Rehearsal pried – August to September 2021
Premiere in Helsinki – October 2021
Perform in Hong Kong – January 2022

Creative team:
Choreographer: Wayson Poon
Sound artist and dramaturgy: Peter Lenaerts
Lighting designer: Jukka Huitila
Producer: Carrol Ho
WKCD Producer: Grace Yu

 

Acknowledgement:
E-Side Dance Company (Hong Kong)
Dance Nucleus (Singapore)
West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong)
Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy)