Puzzle

Puzzle

「編舞將「可控」與「失控」間的分寸拿捏到位,令到舞作並未導向不明就裡的遠處。一切(包括燈光和阪本龍一的音樂)都是朦朧,卻又觸手可及。」—— 李米 /舞蹈手扎

「作品以雙人舞的形式探索人與記憶互相捉對的關係,舞台的設景簡約卻富於變化的層次,左側垂掛的旋轉木馬吊飾及開首風鈴響動的聲音呼喚了青春的記認,時光的流轉和童真的失落,其後燈光打在其上,在地面投映成一個鐘面,「時間」的象喻便活現眼前。」—— 洛楓 / 舞蹈手扎


Choreographer's Note
I keep thinking about the consequences of the choices I've made. But it's really just a kind of fantasy. Sometimes, a familiar taste, a level of humidity or a person can suddenly bring you back to a particular time, a particular place, presenting scenes already forgotten before your eyes with extreme clarity. Underneath that relationship already let go, we always hope to cross paths in some way, and transform the other into part of the self, fantasising that somehow we will forever hold a special position in the other person’s world. Perhaps the original relationship was like a jigsaw puzzle, one that is always missing pieces. And in our memory, we just try and rejig the pieces to build a picture that might seem to look perfect. Once it's silent, once it stops, hesitates, what’s ended is ended. (Recorded after rehearsals at Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 14th February 2014.)
As a "dancer", I've been lucky. I'm most grateful I’ve been able to turn my favourite activity into my profession. Gigi is an old, good friend of mine. Over the years after coming to Hong Kong, we both experienced changes in our life experiences and identities. From schooling, to chasing dreams, working, marriage and becoming parents, we both witnessed some significant moments in each other’s lives, and supported each other in them. We've always wanted to have another chance to create a new performance together, to use our common language – dance – to carry out a physical dialogue. Of course, a key part is simply old friends collaborating, performing together once more.
I thank the Hong Kong Arts Festival for its invitation and its faith in me. I thank my company, Hong Kong Dance, for its huge support. I thank all the crew, backstage to front of house, as well as the whole design team for all their help. Finally, I thank every member of the audience for coming to see the performances of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Thank you, I truly appreciate it.

Choreographer
Huang Lei*
Dancers
Huang Lei, Gigi Yang
Music
Lego Shum
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 Hong Kong Dance Company