Artistic Director’s Notes:
Looking at our own reflection in the mirror, we are reminded of our life's cycles.
How many people have passed by behind the reflections of the past?
Is it you or me, him or her?
Have memories left any traces behind?
Traces of a moment…
Traces of temperature…
Traces of the time…
There’s a lightness that lives in between joy and sorrow.
Perhaps, our lives don’t always have to be great.
Together we’ll build an atlas of our own. Together, we’ll rise and form a landscape, of people who navigate themselves aimlessly in this never-ending urban maze.
Our Atlas was originally conceived as a nine-day interactive installation in Tai Kwun’s Parade Ground in February 2020 during the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival, accompanied by interactive performances and pop-up activities.
A Hong Kong Arts Festival Production
Artistic Director, Concept and Choreography Chloe Wong Ching-ting
Installation Artist and Composer Moon Yip Cheuk-tong
Costume Designer Jo Leung Sau-yin
Performers Carman Li Ka-man Evains Lui Rain@Strangers Lo King-san
Production Manager Yip Hiu-wan
Stage Manager Lam Kin-shing
Crew Ngan Shing-him Lau Wing-yi
Video Director Duo Poon
2nd Cameraman Tang Ka-hei
Editor Lai Yick-ho
Camera Assistant Huang Liwei
Stage Assistants Ngan Shing-him Lau Wing-yee
Programme Coordinator Lei Yuen-hung
Chloe Wong Ching-ting (Hong Kong) holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in contemporary dance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and a Masters of Arts in Dance from Hollins University. She is currently the Subject Coordinator of Performing Arts (MMPA) at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
Wong’s creations investigate human relationships, the sensation of the physical body and the locales of each work. Her works have been staged in Prague, Germany, Poland, Greece and South Korea, among others. Recent works include: Maybe Tomorrow (2018), a touring performance in Hong Kong supported by Jockey Club New Arts Power (JCNAP); her site-specific creation Light Flight the Night (2018), nominated for Outstanding Site-specific Performance at the Hong Kong Dance Awards; Heaven Behind the Door II (2017), selected for the City Contemporary Dance Festival in Hong Kong in 2019; the 14th Prague Quadrennial – PQ Studio Festival in 2019; the 9th Busan International Dance Market in South Korea in 2018 ; and the Internationale Tanzmesse nrw in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2016.
Wong has also been invited to participate in residency exchange programmes at DanceHouse in Melbourne, support by WKCDA (2019); OzAsia Festival “Dance Lab” in Adelaide in Australia, supported by HKADC (2017–2019); Biennale CINARS 2018 in Montreal, Canada, supported by HKADC (2018); and Absolute Airplane, a theatre exchange project between Hong Kong and Japan (2013–2017).