June 28, 2014 21:00
a collaboration between Fondazione Fabbrica Europa and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
What has been does not always leave a mark, what continues is not always where you intend to go. Time can destroy many things, especially our memories.
Always slowly obscured by inertia…
Coiling, bending, extending, contorting, joining, separating, shifting, freezing, the bodies in As If To Nothing move in relentless flow, embracing realms of fragmentation and uncertainty, set against a moveable set, distortive video projections and live electronic music.
As If To Nothing examines the impermanence of memories with powerful, exquisite choreography by award-winning Tibetan choreographer and Rolex protégé Sang Jijia, brought to life in a flawless, charged performance by Hong Kong’s acclaimed City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC).
“Sang’s choreography is effective…it was ably interpreted by CCDC’s technically impressive dancers.” (Financial Times, UK)
“a cutting-edge work” (Global Times, Beijing)
“The choreography is supremely kinetic, with endlessly flowing movement that requires the dancers to contort every part of their bodies.” (South China Morning Post, Hong Kong)
“In As If To Nothing, Sang masterfully explores the conflict between memory’s mutable landscape and its indelible landmarks.” (Hong Kong Dance Awards 2010)
“Artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong.” (South China Morning Post, Hong Kong)
“The company of dancers were so good to be virtually beyond criticism.” (Dance Europe, UK)
“One of Asia’s most acclaimed ensembles.” (International Arts Manager, UK)
“The ever younger generations of CCDC keep on shining through in diverse ways and truly reflects the multi-faceted modern dance creation and dynamism in Hong Kong.” (Dance Information, China)