"Wong has placed a bowl of water on the projector and when the dancers speak over it, or move it, or otherwise interact with it, it resonates musically! The water vibrates and waves are formed on its surface. These become moving images that are then projected. And, by simply flipping an adjustable mirror on the projector, it creates the possibility of projecting not only on the wall, but also on the floor. The return to the ordinary leads to the beauty of plainness. The images created through the projection of the seemingly infinite possibilities of the water’s vibration, can never be totally controlled or predicted. It makes the piece organic." - Bergspitze / Dance Journal
The social unrest in the past few years has got me thinking: how much power does one person have? Some people are destined to change the world; they boldly walk the line in the forefront of things, affecting others’ lives with their own, leaving us to sing their praises. That raises the question: what about everyone else? What can a nobody like me do to make the world a better place? I believe that everyone is unique and it’s just the society that educates us to think otherwise. If everyone can preserve their own sanctuary, their power can be tremendous! This sanctuary can be a belief, a place, a lifestyle, a principle to be held fast to, a one-and-only... A precious sanctuary that will never be breached no matter what. But people can be as weak as they can be strong. Where does the strength to stand your ground come from? All this and more is what inspired this creation. I don't really like using words to explain the meaning of a dance work, because the work itself is a life; it needs interaction and communication. I hope the audience can feel it and converse with this "living being".
It’s not that I love creating, I need it! I want each time to be a challenge to myself, and this time performing in a piece I also choreographed is certainly not easy. I'd like to thank every dancer and composer from the bottom of my heart for their effort and patience. The trust we share is what I cherish the most. I'm most grateful for the fate that has brought us together for this piece, and I will miss all the laughter from our rehearsals and your zeal for the creative arts!
Special thanks to Dorothy Tse; parts of the text references her short story collection So Dark.
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