The choreographer Sang Jijia, author of As If To Nothing, meets the public.
Along with him, the composer Dickson Dee and the video artist Adrian Yeung.
The meeting is coordinated by Marinella Guatterini.
Born in Tibet, Sang Jijia, after an intense activity as a dancer in the Guangdong Modern Dance Company and the City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong in 2002 was selected by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to study choreography with William Forsythe in Germany, where he worked until 2006 with the Ballett Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company as assistant choreographer.
Among its main creations: Blue in Show Your Colours and 365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism (co-choreographed with Willy Tsao and Xing Liang) for the CCDC, Happening Continuous for the group Movement Fiber of Sang Xing and Liang, Sticks for GMDC, Unspeakable, Standing before Darkness and Layer Code for BeijingDance / LDTX and Not here / Not ever for Carte Blanche, the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance. His choreography has been presented at international level within Chang Mu Dance Festival (Korea), the Swiss International Dance Festival, the International Computer Music Festival of Hong Kong, the Taipei Arts Festival and the Holland Dance Festival.
Dickson Dee has been working in the music field for more than 20 years. He is a producer, composer, sound artist, brand founder and curator. He performs under different names: “DJ Dee” for electronic experimental music, “Li Chin Sung” for concrete and avant-garde music, “PNF” for industrial noise, “Khoomi Sound Machine” for electronic world jazz, “Dickson Dee” for electronic acoustic, sampling cut ‘n’ paste and turntablist. In 1996, Dickson’s debut solo album PAST was released under Tzadik label (USA). He also set up his personal label Dicksonia Audio which concentrates on the release and publishing of his own works. In the past ten years, he participated in numerous important music activities in China and around the globe and has made a great contribution to the development of independent music in Hong Kong and China.
Adrian Yeung is a multimedia designer for theatre, dance and musical performances and holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Hong Kong. Since 2007 he has contributed artistically to more than 40 theatre or dance productions and has become one of the most popular multimedia designers in Hong Kong. In his work, he collaborates with artists of a broad spectrum of theatre, dance and music, and is also a theatre director himself. His works in various performances had toured to Bergen, Paris, Nantes, Sao Paulo, Krakow, Singapore, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. His video design in As If To Nothing was nominated for “Outstanding Design” in the 2010 Hong Kong Dance Awards.