We're home from Toronto! Many thanks to Michelle Lui and Alex Tam for being such stellar friends and collaborators to work and travel with!
We are incredibly thankful to have been supported by CanAsian Dance, Dancemakers, New Works, and our amazing mentor: Lee Su-Feh. We met many great people in TO and look forward to working together again sometime!
Massive thank yous to the fantastic people that made it all so special:
Denise H. Fujiwara, Joyce Rosario, Michael Trent, Adina Herling Davids, Farheen Beg, Arun Srinivasan, and Gillian Lewis!
The Globe and Mail reviews Hong Kong Exile's NINEEIGHT, choreographed by Natalie TY Gan.
"The fresh and exuberant category is represented by NINEEIGHT by Vancouver choreographer Natalie Tin Yin Gan, performed with gusto by Michelle Lui, Milton Lim and Alex Tam. The title refers to a style of absurdist comedy prolific in 1990s Hong Kong cinema.
Gan uses lightning fast projections to give a flash card history of Hong Kong. The dancers, meanwhile, are larking about, having fun as they make up physical games. There is a dark side, however, manifested in Remy Siu’s cacophonous score. Implicit in the piece is Hong Kong’s split personality, the free and easy former British colony now under mainland China control."
Read the full Globe and Mail article here.