Even.Odd

Even.Odd

"The work has strong visual effects - Goh Boon-an’s stunning lighting projects the performer’s silhouettes like shadow puppets and the all-white costumes lend a dreamlike quality. Lively and entertaining, this was a well-crafted piece with good performances by the three dancers (Lim Wei-wei, Liu Heung-man and Bruce Liu) as well as the benignly authoritative Geng. Lam gets extra marks for using a chair only once, when Geng sits on it at the end to drink a cup of tea." - Natasha Rogai / Dance Tabs


Choreographer's Note
When odds are juxtaposed with evens, it's like the past crossing paths with the present. As the glass of memories brims and spills, take a sip and swallow the little drips and drops.
It’s warm, going in. Another sip, a chilling gush goes down.
Alone, I'm left to merge with my shadow, gazing ahead. Do we keep walking forward? Do we go back?
There are always times you are alone on a creative journey. Luckily, in theatre, creating isn’t a lone path. Working alongside people in different roles, together we breathe life into what started off as a cold spot of an idea. Here I would like to thank everyone who helped make Even•Odd happen. I’m most grateful for Teacher Geng for your trust and patience, all the dancers for walking by me 100 percent, the space and energy provided by our composer, each designer for the colour and texture bestowed on to the piece, as well as to our backstage staff for all your understanding and cooperation.
Without memories, how can we talk about the present? I hope everyone can transform their memories into power that drives them forward.
I would like to use this opportunity to dedicate Even•Odd to all the people and events in memory, especially my mother.

Choreographer
Ivanhoe Lam
Dancers
Lim Wei-wei*, Liu Heung-man and Bruce Liu
Beijing Opera guest performer
Geng Tianyuan**
Music
Alain Chiu
Set Designer
Allan Tsui
Costume Designer
Cheng Man-wing
Lighting Designer
Goh Boon-ann
Sound Designer
Candog Ha
Production Manager
Ho Tak-ching
Stage Manager
Mandy Lai
Deputy Stage Manager
Hung Ling-sze
Assistant Stage Manager
Cheng Wing
Assistant Lighting Designer
Luk Wang-lok
Stage Mechanist
Chen Ka-tung
Stage Crew
Ho Chi-tung
Wardrobe Mistress
Katie Yu
Wardrobe Mistress
HM Make-up Professional
Photographer
Keith Hiro
* By kind permission of Unlock Dancing Plaza
** By kind permission of Jingkun Theatre