"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
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.
Lim Wei-wei*, Liu Heung-man and Bruce Liu
Beijing Opera guest performer
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Lighting Designer
HM Make-up Professional
* By kind permission of Unlock Dancing Plaza
** By kind permission of Jingkun Theatre