As If To Nothing 那一年 . 这一天 in Esplanade Theatre / Singapore

Date / Time
9 Feb 2011, Wed, 8pm

Choreographer:Sang Jijia
Live music:Dickson Dee
Dance Company:CCDC

Venue
Esplanade Theatre

Duration
1hr, no intermission

Post-Performance Talk (in Mandarin and English)

Price
$25*, $35**, $45, $55
Limited concessions for students,
NSF & senior citizens: $20*, $27**

School Special: $10 per ticket
Available for school bookings of 10 students & above, only through Esplanade Box Office. Contact us at
6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com

“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

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, innovative lighting, distortive video projections and live electronic music.

Nothing is fixed. Nothing is permanent.

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 with a physical, charged performance by Hong Kong’s acclaimed City Contemporary Dance Company.

As If To Nothing made its world premiere in Hong Kong in 2009, toured Beijing and Guangzhou in 2010, and won two 2010 Hong Kong Dance Awards (“Outstanding Dance Production”, “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography”)

About the Choreographer
Born and raised in rural Gansu Province, Tibetan Sang Jijia has carved a remarkable career in dance, from winning the Gold Prize in the Modern Dance section of the Paris International Dance Competition, to being Guangzhou’s “Star of the Century”, to being mentored by William Forsythe, one of the world’s foremost choreographers, under the prestigious Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts
Initiative. Sang Jijia is recognised for his powerful technique, having performed to rave reviews in Asia and the West, and is known as an acclaimed dancer-choreographer of great talent in the international dance world.

Sang Jijia
Esplanade

"发现亚洲" 第七届【广东现代舞周】 2010.7.24-30

开幕演出震撼观众的感官细胞

【现代舞周】首次与广州大剧院合作,为第七届【广东现代舞周】拉开帷幕。《那一年·这一天》是香港旗舰现代舞团——城市当代舞蹈团的大型多媒体得奖名作。当今现代舞坛炙手可热的藏族编舞家桑吉加,以令人耳目一新、高能量且密集的肢体语言,将舞者置入失衡的境界,配合充满张力的现场电子音乐拼贴,与多个不同角度的现场摄像实时互动,影像中与现实中的舞者,时而同步时而错位,营造出多个扭曲而引人入胜的魔幻时空,把被时间摧毁得支离破碎的回忆、充斥着内心斗争的欲望,坦然地赤裸在大剧院的高端科技舞台上,震撼观众的感官细胞。这台科技性与艺术性同样凌厉的节目,勇夺“香港舞蹈年奖2010”制作与编舞两项大奖。

《那一年·这一天》,是藏族舞蹈家桑吉加专为香港城市当代舞蹈团建团三十周年而创作的作品,这也是他阔别香港城市当代舞蹈团七年、从德国威廉·佛赛舞团学成归来后为该团创作的首部舞作。作为当今国际舞坛炙手可热的编舞家,作品《那一年·这一天》中除了巧妙、令人耳目一新的舞蹈肢体语汇外,更强调一种对自身的观照和内敛。编舞家把他的灵魂和回忆,坦然地赤裸在舞台上,让人窥见一种发自内心深处的,对生命的哀伤,在极富视觉冲击力的动作变化中,配合李劲松为此舞蹈特别创作的音乐,与观众一起寻找被时间摧毁的记忆。

城市当代舞蹈团由香港特别行政区政府资助
《那一年·这一天》北京之旅由香港特别行政区政府驻北京办事处支持

编导:桑吉加
演出:香港城市当代舞蹈团
音乐:李劲松Dickson Dee(live performing)

7月24至25日开幕演出
广州大剧院

第七届【广东现代舞周】由广东星海演艺集团及香港城市当代舞蹈团有限公司主办
广东星海现代舞蹈艺术有限公司及广东星海演艺发展有限公司承办
广东省星海音乐厅、广州友谊剧院、北京雷动天下现代舞团协办