Outspoken

Outspoken

「戲劇、舞蹈兩成分兼而有之且搭配得體,將「口是心非」這概念延展成一齣有起伏的小品,與標題「直躺」也是一重反諷式對照。」—— 李米/舞蹈手扎
「作品篇幅短小但意念豐富,不從故事的敘述出發卻帶有場景的戲劇特性,身體化成象徵的符號系統,既牽連行動(action)也主導情緒(emotion)的流變。」—— 洛楓/舞蹈手扎


Choreographer's Note
After half a year of settling down and creating, I kept trying to review my thoughts, to find a dance vocabulary that belonged to me. In a world of solo creation, I came up with many thoughts. I took each one apart and reassembled it, until finally the piece had a clearer theme… In an outspoken person, how much of their mind can be hidden? What’s buried inside are complaints, regrets, appreciation, all waiting to be expressed and released. Sometimes there are words in your mind that are hard to express. The obstacle to this could be external, or it could be internal. This is a dilemma I face as a person, as an artist, when I face myself. I love dreaming and fantasising. I'm often in my own world imagining things. Sometimes I even mumble to myself. It's then I realize I have so much buried deep inside, all waiting to be released. Yet when I'm in front of other people, a calm front covers up the dynamic emotions on the inside.
This piece is of pure, real life experiences, a true expression of the heart. It didn’t matter to me this time how beautiful each movement was. I went back to the basics of dance: using the body to express what’s inside and present the movements of life on stage.
Art is the only place where I can hide and discover myself.
This is my first solo choreographic work. You could say the creative process was very lonesome, but it allowed me to fully see myself and to find my own language and means of expression. I am also thankful for composer Njo Kong-kei for working with me along the way, to forge a new style together. Different from previous collaborative performances, this time there will be even more moments I fall off the track; but each fall is a precious experience.
A special thanks to Alice Rency for giving me invaluable advice while I was creating this, and allowing me to feel less lonely during rehearsals.


Choreographer / Dancer
Yang Hao
Artistic Advisor
Kuik Swee-boon
Music
Requiem by Mozart, selected from Amadeus (Programme 1)
Njo Kong-kie (Programme 2)
Music Editor
Alice Rensy
Candog Ha
Narrator
Tom Chow, Byron Kwan
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