Press

2013-05-16

Urban Distortions

An interdisciplinary performance that transcends the scope of dance, 
architecture, music and cinema in giant inflatable bubbles.
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
24 & 25 May, 2013 (Fri & Sat) 8pm
Tickets are now available at Urbtix

“Our projects fit in our interdisciplinary research, and through them we aim to look into the amalgamation between different media and to erase the borders between disciplines. We try to create an ambiguous, nonhierarchical and striking relationship between bodies, spaces, dramaturgy and technology….” Pierre Larauza & Emmanuelle Vincent, Artistic Directors of T.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e.

Urban Distortions takes an interest in the clash of territories, speeds and movements of different scales through the exploration and the decoding of three cities: Hong Kong, Mtwapa (Kenya) and Brussels while performing in a giant inflatable bubbles.

An Asian Premiere
This Asian premiere will be the result of a week of residency at the Hong Kong Arts Centre where the artists will work on the adaptation of their show for Hong Kong. 

On the 22 May the dancers will bring their inflatable bubbles, a musician and meander through the Atrium II in the form of an art happening at the Harbour City, TST. This first performance will give the Hong Kong audience a glimpse of their main show at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, on 24-25 of May.

On this special occasion, the two choregraphers, Pierre Larauza and Emmanuelle Vincent, choose to collaborate with the two Hong Kong-based artists Ivy Tsui Yik-chit and Mike Wong.

Urban Distortions by T.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e.
Date: 22 May (Wed)
Time: 6pm
Venue: Atrium II Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Free Admission    Date: 24 -25 May (Fri & Sat)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
      (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Tickets: $240(stalls), $180(circle)
Tickets are now available at URBTIX outlets
15% off on tickets for Full-time Students, Senior Citizens, Aged 60 and above, Alliance Française membership card holders and Physically Challenged Individuals
Credit Card Telephone Booking Hotline: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiry: 2582 0247
Website: www.hkac.org.hk
Facebook: Hong Kong Arts Centre
    

About T.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e
It is a dance company that formed in 2003 from an encounter between architect/visual artist Pierre Larauza and dancer/choreographer Emmanuelle Vincent, who wished to confront and cross their disciplines with the use of visual and audio arts. Based in Brussels since 2004, the pair has collaborated with international videographers, computer specialists, graphic designers, sound engineers, composers, musicians, actors and dancers.

About Ivy Tsui Yik-chit
Ivy graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a BFA in Dance (First Class Hons) in 2009. She works as a freelance performer, choreographer currently in Hong Kong and Beijing.

About Mike Wong
Mike is a stylist and designer, who works with the performers and do their hair and costumes for the shows.

About Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in October, 2012, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has a strong heritage and is one of the most respected arts institutions in Asia. The HKAC has been serving the Hong Kong community as an NGO for over 30 years under a self-financing business model with its mission to promote contemporary arts and culture within and across the border. The HKAC houses facilities that include theatres, a cinema, galleries, classrooms, studios, restaurants as well as office spaces occupied by local and international arts and culture organisations. Its education arm, the Hong Kong Art School (the School), was established in 2000. The focus of the School award-bearing curriculum lies in four core academic areas, namely, Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre & Drama Education, and its scope covers programmes with academic levels ranging from Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma, Bachelor Degree to Master Degree. The short courses and the outreach projects of the School span an even wider variety of artistic disciplines. Hong Kong Arts Centre website:www.hkac.org.hk




Annie Ho (Marketing & Development Director) 
Tel: 2824 5306 / 9481 8706 / E-mail: aho@hkac.org.hk