Dick Wong Dance+Theatre

We Are Now Six

The Collision of Group and Individuals
Dick Wong Dance+Theatre
We Are Now Six

The Collision of Group and Individuals

Introduction

As a number, six has an extensive associations and implications in different cultures. In Egypt, six is a cosmic number in the material world, representing time and space. In China, six is the directions of up, down, left, right, front and behind; or up, down, east, west, north and south, meaning the whole of heaven and earth. In Greece, six is a perfect number, also known as the “complete number”; but in the Bible, six represents the mortals and their imperfections, including their weaknesses and sins.

We Are Now Six uses the various combinations of six as an entry point: 1 vs 5 is one being outnumbered by five, the politics of 3 groups of 2 vs 1, 3 groups of 1 on 1, or the natural harmonious whole, or even the singular ones that work on its own, etc. It is the innumerable entanglements of collisions, contrasts, interactions, negotiations, adjustments and compromises of individuals and the crowds, minority and majority, the underprivileged and the mainstream.    

Creative Team

Direction, Creation & Performance Dick Wong

Performance Jonathan Hung, Jennifer Mok, Ivy Tsui, Chester Wong

Ticketing

$200

Free seating


Full-time students

$100
  • Running time approximately 60 minutes with no intermission
  • In Cantonese, with no surtitle
  • No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance.
  • Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/ or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements.

Creative Note

1. I’d remember all the faces. Will the body remember what happened yesterday? How would the distance that I ran yesterday finally turn into a result? Every step comes into being from the former step. The steps I take are the caretaker of my body, letting me remember where I came from.

2. We might not have answers for all the questions arise every day. The answers are like an unfathomable black hole. What is conceivable is not the future, and black holes are everywhere. Darkness cannot eliminate black holes, and there is a breeze at the mouth of the black hole. Let’s say farewell embracing the breeze.

3. Sometimes, I don’t know what to do, and what I should do, and this makes me ponder on existence itself. I think, therefore I am. What we can do is to see, to listen, to feel and analyse, and then project that with the magic lantern. The magic lantern does not know how to analyse the existence of flowers, and the shadows in the projection keep wavering. I’m standing at the furthest back, and endless layers of people’s backs are blocking my view. In order to see what’s happening in front that was blocked from me, I must first face up to what is in front of me.

4. In these times, have you shed tears ? Are you enraged ? As a pawn, how do you feel ? As a pawn made to weep, I have no choice. It’s the pendulum and footsteps of anger and being trampled. Tears are but the residue of emotions. Can emotions affect strangers existing in the same space through the air ? A stranger might be the most likely person who could make you carry on.

5. The leg is the beginning of movement, and seeing and not seeing is the centre of balance, an exercise of possibilities and the unknown. Once you get started, there is no return, forever and ever. The reason for not being able to return is the going forward for the unknown future. Sometimes, we need to go backwards in order to move forth. There can be many possibilities for the direction. One space, endless possibilities.

Dick Wong, Jonathan Hung, Jennifer Mok, Ivy Tsui, Chester Wong

If Hong Kong funnyman Stephen Chow were a dancer, he might have been like this compatriot Dick Wong.

The Straits Times

From uncertainties to comical misunderstanding emerges a common gestural culture, the intelligence of the body.

Centre National de la Danse

Ticketing

Month-09_en

5

8:00pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Month-09_en

6

8:00pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Team

Director, Creation & Performance: Dick Wong
Performance: Jonathan Hung, Jennifer Mok, Ivy Tsui, Chester Wong
Runner: Stephy Yeung

Executive Producer: Bowie Chow
Production & Stage Manager: Chow Chun-yin
Deputy Stage Manager: Zeta Chan
Lighting Designer: Zoe Cheung
Sound Designer: Can. Ha
Assistant Stage Manager: Chan On-ki
Wardrobe Assistant: Bonnie Chan
Stage Assistant: Kenneth Chan

Company Manager (Administration and Finance): Jacky Chan
Company Manager (Programme): Doris Kan
Senior Programme Manager: Bowie Chow
Programme Manager: Ho Yin-hei
Assistant Programme Managers: Rachel Chak, Ricky Cheng
Programme and Art Administration Trainees: Megan Hung, Stephy Yeung
Interns: Marco Chan, Fion Lee, Christine Tong

Photo: Liu Chen Hsiang
Graphic Design: Wong San-mun
Graphic Design Assistant: Coco Cheung
Promotional Video: Wing Chan, Fion Lee, Wild Lin
English Translation : Mona Chu, Vicky Leong

Acknowledgement: Verdy Leung, Evi Yang

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