Agenda – HKNLversations
We at HKNLversations (Facebook page) are excited to share our past and future events with you. Kindly inform us if you wish to un-subscribe to our newsletters. Best!
June 17th 7.30 pm
Sheung Wan Civic Center Lecture Hall
An evening of contemporary dance solo works by Hong Kong and International artists.
Marloes van Houten, Kristopher Long & Eugenia Kim of HKNLversations prepared to show a work entitled ‘Catapult’.
Presented by MotiveforMotion.
票務查詢 Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661
網上購票 Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk
The solo performance SPEAK was originally made for the Justice Conference Asia and later also performed at the i-dance festival in Hong Kong
The performance reflects on injustices we face, be it in relationships, or of systems we are part of. The mixed feelings of tiredness, shielding self, and getting
up and stepping out even when feeling incapable.
See here for the artistic statement, credits and video.
10- 21 December Yoga x Pilates x Detox 4 Movers
The class will be a mix of strengthening pilates exercise specifically for the dancers body, yoga & bodywork/massage focused on detox and cleansing, guided reflection through creative assignments. good vibes and lots of encouragement.4 classes (drop in for just 1 also ok) based on donation
10/17 December 11 – 12.30 am
14 December 10.30-12.00 am
21 December morning or evening depending on the groups wishes
More info: www.facebook.com/events/1803355229933614/
or email email@example.com
23 November – Reinventing Home Masterclass
HKNLversations art director Marloes van Houten teaches a masterclass to the year 1-3 dance students of the Utrecht Dance Academy.
15/16/17 December – INSTINCT: Premier Performance
Three dancers go to extreme lengths in an eddy of live electronic music as primal instincts come to the fore. They literally surround the audience. Allow yourself to be carried along to the ‘primordial heart’ of our existence. Visceral human and animal movement unravels into dance before our eyes. Evolution in reverse order; everything seems connected.
Theatre Kikker, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Peer to Pier project – Hong Kong 2016
This year the following two events will take place in Hong Kong:
- International Collective Artists in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability.
- The “Hong Kong International Choreography Festival”. Unity Space will be the presenter and producer.
Marloes van Houten, the initiator of the Hong Kong – Netherlands art dialogue this newsletter is about, was asked to make an onsite work. Based on this invitation she started a one year project with the title “Peer to Pier”. In this project female artists from Hong Kong and the Netherlands, in different stages of their careers, will reflect on growth in their being and as artists.
8 Mar – 17 Apr – Actual Artist in Residency
Jan-Mar – Hong Kong Artist in Residency preparation
16-17 Apr – Hong Kong onsite performance “The Voyage”
More info: hkicaroshkicf.wix.com/hkicaroshkicf#!projects/oflu9
15-22 Apr Installation open for visitors
@murnomade.com/en/ (free entrance)
“INSTINCT” – Netherlands 2016
Summer Intensive “Instinct” movement research, with a guest workshop of Hong Kong dance artist Ivy Tsui.
The “instinct” short film will be shown at Cinedans.
VISIT HONG KONG – of Dutch choreographer Iris van Peppen
Iris van Peppen is one of the pioneer dance makers in instant composition and onsite work in the Netherlands. Due to deafness in her childhood she developed the ability to deeply listen to a space through her skin. She still uses this sensitivity to create onsite dance productions.
Iris has been working on the Netherlands chapter (INSTINCT) of this HKNL exchange/research since 2014, see reinventinghome.net/start/local-chapters/instinct/ She was invited to Hong Kong to come share of the INSTINCT movement research and her extensive experience with instant composition. The program included the following elements and was attended by professional and non-professional dancers: open artist in residency, performance & meeting the artist, and a workshop.
12 & 13 January – Good Morning Class
Time: 10.30-12 am @ CCDC
9 January – Performance & “Meeting the Artist”
With Iris van Peppen and Marloes van Houten @WING Platform for Performance.
Time: 7-10 pm
7 – 13 January – Open Artist in Residency
Open Artist in Residency, performance & workshops by Dutch choreographer Iris van Peppen coming to Hong Kong.
- 7/8 January, 10-5 pm:@ CCDC.
- 9 January 10 am-1 pm.
- 10 January 10.30 am – 7 pm.
More info: facebook.com/events/478995715619849
“POIEMA” – ONSITE DANCE THEATRE PERFORMANCE
For iDance Festival (Hong Kong) 2015, Marloes van Houten initiated to choreograph an onsite dance theatre piece with live music, named “POIEMA”. The performance is a co-creation of the performers, made as a devising dance theatre work. The cast included the dancers: Gary Swart, Carmen Read, Ara Cho, Eva Lin, Marloes van Houten, David Leung. And the musicians: Callum MacKenzie, Paul Yip
POIEMA consisted of three parts and was performed in the oldest settlement of Hong Kong, Shui Tau Tsuen. POIEMA means “to become a living letter, a living poem”. In the piece we went back to the story of two cousins getting into a strife over the establishment of Shui Tau Tsuen, and ended up starting each their own settlement.
We questioned how stories never resolved influence our communities nowadays, and what new can be born without unison. In our creation process we discovered that (re)connecting is precarious. And the dillema will be if, amist the uncertainty, risks, and vulnerability of relationships, we choose to accept the ‘precarious’ in (re)connecting and base ourselves in trust as a fundament
POIEMA was curated to be performed in Szenchen’s Fringe Festival, but the makers decided the piece was too site specific and it would not be possible to transport. A review was written and published in the Hong Kong Dance Journal: bit.ly/1NoV8tg
See here for a more extensive visual impression: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUXYPnAIv9Q
22 November – 18 December: Movie
Dance film shooting in Hong Kong.
We perform, give worshops and speak as part of the i-dance festival.
9 November evening: Workshop The Junction & Marloes & David
10 November morning: Workshop: The Junction & Henk Kraaijeveld
12 November evening: Workshop Gary Swart & Marloes van Houten
15 November 12-4 pm: Kam Tin dancing all around performance
16 November evening: “Meet the artist” (David & Marloes tell about the HK-NL project)
22 November 12-4 pm: Kam Tin dancing all around performance
4-6 pm: Improvisation Land 61 performance
See here for more info:
Multidisciplinary performance with German-Dutch flutist Mark Alban Lotz. Residency of the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 24 Mount Cameron Rd, Wanchai Gap.
26 October 2015
Hilarity Ensues with Mark (Nl) and Sze (HK).
8 pm, Focal Fair, 28/F, Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay
Marloes van Houten went for an artist in residence to the NL, and worked with Iris van Peppen, so the HK and NL side could exchange movement research material and inspire each other.
April 2015 – beginning of 2016
David Leung & Marloes van Houten from the HK team started a Saturday group of interdisciplinary artists (core group and a production course), to work weekly build towards a performance in the fall of 2015 and beginning of 2016.
March – June
Iris van Peppen continued in the Netherlands with her troupe to do movement research related to the project theme.
Which she currently curates under the name ‘instinct’, that was performed in a Dutch prison in May 2015. See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJxg6xdGEHo
30/31 March and 1/2 April
David & Marloes presented their ideas at the following conference and artist round table in HK: www.iias.nl/event/artistic-interventions-histories-cartographies-and-politics-asia
13-29 March: Marloes joined the conference www.firt-iftr.org/item/442-does-it-matter-composite-bodies-and-posthuman-prototypes-in-contemporary-performing-arts in Ghent Belgium to build network relevant for the project. When remaining in Nl for the rest of the period, she will give workshops to transmit movement research material developed in Hong kong. Here an example: www.instantcomposition.com
She met Iris and Expodium to strengthen the Dutch support base for the project, and do practical preparations to prepare for the summer residency (2015) and for the fall 2015 when Iris/Expodium plan on coming to Hong Kong.
Movement Workshop ‘Destructering towards Home’ in Shui Tau Tsuen (Marloes & Irene Sposetti from Being Motion): www.facebook.com/events/422014281291316
first dance- research presentation at the Nieuwjaarsduik in NL (with David, Marloes, Iris), see www.dansimprovisatie.com/projects/agenda
David & Marloes gave a masterclass introducing the participants to some of the ideas and movement/voicework from STOB.
And beside the Masterclass, Marloes & David taught some other movement workshops and classes, were coaching using somatic and body work, and gave inspirational speeches for young Dutch art students, e.g. at an Arts School in Apeldoorn, at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, at Health Centre Lunetten in Utrecht, for Sadhana Dance in Amsterdam.
September – December
David and Marloes met and rehearsed ones or twice a week in Hong Kong to follow up on STOB and research some of the concepts more in depth, and see how two cultures reflect differently on deconstruction-reconstruction. They also built up movement material to share in the Netherlands.