第四屆香港國際編舞節與伊卡洛斯駐場計劃

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19 六月 2019

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第四屆香港國際編舞節與伊卡洛斯駐場計劃

第四屆香港國際編舞節與伊卡洛斯駐場計劃

陳瑋鑫

由「合一空間」(Unity Space)主辦的「香港國際編舞節」(Hong Kong International Choreography Festival, HKICF),今年已經踏入第四年。當中「伊卡洛斯駐場計劃」(Hong Kong International Collective Artists in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability, HKICAROS)也已經在527日展開,演出部分則安排了於627-29日,一如既往在上環文娛中心劇院進行。來自香港、德國/敘利亞、哥倫比亞、巴西、阿根廷、新加坡、中國及菲律賓等地的舞蹈藝術家,將聚首一堂,共同展開跨文化的協作研究,創作獨特新作品,最後在劇場內展示成果。

編舞節的藝術總監梵天與Vangelis Legakis經過多年的研究探問,以東西方哲學共融的理念,成立了合一空間,與藝術家分享經驗,並提供一個文化交流的平台,讓不同文化、種族、信仰及年齡的藝術家,在舞蹈下無分彼此去尋求嶄新突破,啟發創意並敢於冒險,強調可持續性,鼓勵個人成長。

梵指出,策劃駐場計劃是希望造一個環境,不只是支持與協助他們編創舞作,也希望他們能夠有所感,而不單單倚賴思考想像。尤其是在節奏急速的當代社會,能夠打開心靈,透過冥想、正念、氣功等內觀方法,「用思想去感受,以心作思考」,才可達到身心平衡,有利發展。因此藝術家們在駐留期間,每天早上也會有專業課堂,大家就如一同在舞團內工作;而逢週四傍晚,也會圍圈討論,與本地社群溝通、交流,互相聆聽,並且會安排資深老師為大家授課。同時,主辦單位還加入東方哲學、能量運用,以至治癒方式等元素,刺激藝術家們從不同角度去思考與感受。

今年的編舞節的演出同樣十分精彩,其中本地編舞及舞蹈家李思颺,將與其他駐場藝術家共同創作新作;而自敘利亞,現居德國的新晉編舞及舞者Saeed Hani,以根廷的Martin Piliponsky,也會跟本地藝術家合作演出。節內還有跳而優則編資深舞者,好像曾於The Forsythe Company二十年的Fabrice Mazliah,將帶來舞作MADE IN CHINA;而兩位前Akram Khan Company舞者,希臘藝術家Dionysios AlamanosDanae Dimitriadi,則會於編舞節的最後一天ATMA

同時為編舞節之藝術總監的梵,期望透過這些活動,一同思考舞蹈為何?他特別談到他從冥想中所得到的啟示:「若舞蹈未能幫助我去發展自己成為一個整全的人,然後再去服務社會及全世界,那就再沒有理由要去跳舞。」且看今年之編舞節及駐場計劃,能夠如何啟發大家,叩問舞之初心。

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- How will the 4th edition of this program contribute to the evolving dance scene of HK?

The 4th annual Hong Kong International Choreography Festival (HKICF, 27-29 June 2019) and Hong Kong International Collective Artists in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability (27 HKICAROS, 27 May – 26 June 2019) is almost upon us!

For many, the festival marks the pinnacle completion the artists-in-residency program, which nurtures cross-cultural collaborative research and development for unique new productions to be presented once again at HKICF. This year, artists from Hong Kong, Germany/Syria, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, China and Philippines will co-create together. This experience strengthens their dance careers as well as develops their life for in turn contribute in the dance scene in HK.

- Any curatorial concern for this year's line up?

I hold space for all artists by being present with them to give feedback, mentorship, and support. I aim to provide ample opportunity to develop not only a coherent dance and choreography frame-of-mind, but also the emotional intellect for the artists to “feel” what to do, rather than “think” what to do.

- Any particular program you would like to highlight?

We are excited to invite some incredible local and global artists to collaborate. Hong Kong local dance artist, choreographer, and co-founder of Neo Dance HK, Justyne Li Sze Yeung, 李思颺, will be sharing her vision and expressivity. Emerging dancer/choreographer Saeed Hani, who is from Syria and resides in Germany, will be bringing with his own approach. Martin Piliponsky from Argentina will be collaborating with local artist King Son Lo.

We are excited to welcome several well-established dance artists who have moved to a choreographic career. Fabrice Mazliah, an active member of The Forsythe Company for 20 years, will present his production MADE IN CHINA,performed by Tilman O’Donnell. Yet another highlight of this festival is the solo production EPILOGUE, presented by choreographer Lewis Major and performed by acclaimed dance artist Pascal Marty.

Look out also for the Greek artists Dionysios Alamanos and Danae Dimitriadi presenting their production ATMA. If I had just one final highlight, it would be Gavin Webber presenting THE CROSSING, which is a duet with special artist Kayah.

- How does the festival relate to trends in the field of dance globally?

I strongly believe dance and choreography have shifted greatly the last one-two decades. The festival HKICF brings greater substance to the essence of being, both as a dancer/choreographer and as a human in the world. That being is what is crucial, I feel, to allow true dance artistry to project out and influence the world, to co-create a life that is creative, progressive, uniting and enlightening. Maybe that is the reason to dance after-all.

 

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Period: Jun 27-29,2019 07:30pm
Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
www.hkicf.unityspace.org