A woman travels from her small German town to Hong Kong to find her son in the metropolis. A group of actors gets involved in the democracy movement in Minsk, goes together to the mass demonstrations to fight for free elections: Experiences that a person makes individually or collectively, when he moves in a city shape him, they leave traces. These experiences inscribe themselves in the body's memory, as in an archive of personal and collective memory. The series THE BODY AND THE CITY presents films that deal with the physical and social experience of powerlessness or empowerment, of exclusion or community, that people make in the urban space.
Wood and Water
What If We Say “Yes!” to Our Body + bodyRealities: cityCodes
Both Mimi LO Performing Arts Development Foundation and DIN A 13 tanzcompany are committed to encourage people of different abilities to explore and express themselves through dance. They believe inclusive dance can bring people closer and build a more inclusive society.8/9 (Wed) 8pm
WHAT IF WE SAY “YES!” TO OUR BODY shares Mimi Lo’s more than 20 years of dance experience - from body to mind - to illustrate the special relationship between her dance studies and the unique city of Hong Kong. Facing the many "no’s” in the city - "No trespassing”, “No lying on the benches”, “No climbing” - bodies are forced to internalise those limitations. Whether it is possible to dance, is it a mere physical condition, or is it decided by the voice that says “no” in our mind?
Many Undulating Things
DEFA Documentary Series: Leipzig in the Fall + The Wall
The Wall (Die Mauer)
On the final days of the fall of Berlin Wall, memorable motion-picture footages were projected onto the crumbling walls: from Emperor Wilhelm’s ride through the Brandenburg Gate, the torch-lit procession of the Nazis, to footage of an East German soldier jumping over the Wall. A poetic documentary by painter and filmmaker Jürgen Böttcher who captures the enigmatic imagery against the acoustic backdrop of curious masses of people and a relentless media, contemplating the Berlin Wall’s historic and symbolic significance.
Ticket Price: $80 / $64**20% discount for tickets for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% discount to HKAC members. Ticket holders must present a valid membership card upon admission.
*20% discount to Goethe-Institut Hongkong’s students. Ticket holders must present a valid discount letter upon admission.
*20% discount for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
All of the above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.
The following measures will be implemented for all screenings, to combat the prevailing threat of Novel Coronavirus:
- All audience must wear face masks
- Cinema staff have the right to deny the admission of any person with temperature higher than 37.5°C
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Programme enquiries: 2802 0088 / 2582 0248
Co-presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre & Goethe-Institut Hongkong