Donald Shek HomeX CAN

CAN created HOME X, a new immersive digital theatre performance, commissioned by British Council Hong Kong for the Spark Festival 2021. CAN artists are working together simultaneously in the UK and Hong Kong to create two interactive FREE public performances…

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CAN created HOME X, a new immersive digital theatre performance, commissioned by British Council Hong Kong for the Spark Festival 2021.
CAN artists are working together simultaneously in the UK and Hong Kong to create two interactive FREE public performances that occurred on the 23rd October 2021.
Audiences enter a virtual world as an avatar that changes and grows as it interacts with this strangely familiar but altered place full of trees, flowers and birdsong. In this virtual world they encounter characters created by the dancers and singer, performing together live using VR technology. No longer either in Hong Kong or the UK, we all exist together in this virtual third space.
Home X explores themes of roots and belonging, destruction and renewal. What happens when you tear up your roots and move away. What is lost and what can be made again? Where, or what is home?
Original music by CAN Artistic Director An-Ting Chang and choreography by Si Rawlinson in the UK joins choreography by Suen Nam and the voice of Lam Wing Wing in Hong Kong. The virtual environment is designed by Donald Shek and holoportation technology developed by Ian Gallagher in the UK.
家就是家人所在的地方。隨著時間的推移,土地見證了持續的遺產,留下了你的歷史印記。當您移動時,您將歷史拋在腦後,隨波逐流。遠方的你如何保持家和歷史的感覺?

SPARK FESTIVAL 2021
Creating connections across cultures. From 20-23 October 2021, The British Council Hong Kong will be hosting a series of online events across art, music, dance, education and more.
Celebrating connections and inclusion, SPARK offers a platform for cultural exchange between Hong Kong and the UK by showcasing the best of Digital culture amongst its creative partners,
TEAM
UK
Director/Composer: An-Ting Chang
Creative Technologist: Ian Gallagher
Designer: Donald Shek
Choreographer/Dancer: Si Rawlinson
Assistant Director: Anna Clart
HK
Choreographer/Dancer: Suen Nam
Singer: Colette Wing Wing Lam
Tech Partner: Don’t Believe in Style

Produced by: Chinese Arts Now
Commissioned by: British Council Hong Kong
Sponsored by: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London
Realtime streaming technology supported by Millicast

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