Confession Ain't Solo

Confession Ain't Solo

「作品探索聲音與現場演出的權力關係。而呈現出的是聲音的強勢—不僅錄音的過程李偉能是完全被動,彷彿毫無反抗能力,甚至他的動作被播出的即場錄音所牽動,而最後姚少龍坐在李偉能開場時所坐的位子,更穿上他脫下鞋子,信息清楚強烈。」—— 聞一浩/舞蹈手扎


Confession Ain’t Solo is a contemporary dance work collaborating with sound artist Alex Yiu, exploring the unique, yet important behaviour of human being, confession, which leads to the complex discussion about the power dynamics between the one who confesses and the one who receive the confession; the necessity of seeking forgiveness in many western religious philosophies; the notion of Original Sin; the phenomena of people being forced to confess.
Yiu uses 10 cassette players to record the dancer's sound live and then play in loops in order to create an accumulated, unique and interwoven soundscape offering the space and emotions for the dancer to react to. The sound produced includes abstract vocalization, as well as text with certain cultural implication regarding sin, confession and apologies. It also portrays the state of our body in the situation of apology and confession in the midst of ever-changing soundscape in the surrounding. Reflexivity of sound and language produced and the control of the soundscape by Yiu simulates the process of confession as a performance under certain.

Choreographer's Note

Walking, round and about. Or kneeling and crawling. We are never as complete as imagined, especially on such a rugged road, we are wounded while healing. But one day we will all be fine. You said. Doubtlessly.
Oh right, and please don’t ask if you believe, and ignore that hand pushing me from the back.
Among the crowd, I cover my ears, open my mouth, jabbering on, in front of you. Around the corner, you will find another me, one after another…...


Choreographer/Dancer
Joseph Lee
Sound Designer/Live Musician
Alex Yiu
Lighting Designer
Claudia Chan
Sound Designer
Fung Chin-lung
Production Manager
Li Ching-ching
Technical Manager
Eva Chau
Stage Manager
Janet Wong
Deputy Stage Manager
Carmen Hung
Assistant Stage Manager
Giann Leung