More information from Cluster coming soon!
The Music Gallery and Fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company present
Foxconn Frequency (no.3): for three visibly Chinese performers
by Hong Kong Exile
Doors 7:30PM / Concert 8PM
125 Bathurst St.
$35 - Regular
$25 - Music Gallery Members/Students/Arts Workers
$30 - Advance
On sale at factorytheatre.ca or 416-504-9971
Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers is a work of “algorithmic theatre” that incorporates real-time game mechanics, piano pedagogy, 3D-printing, and the poetry of former Foxconn worker Xu Lizhi (许立志).
Three performers work with and against each other as they move through a series of testings and mini-games sourced from piano training. They succeed and fail in realtime, forced to correct their mistakes before they can continue. In each performance, 3D-printers output an object documenting the performer’s competency over time.
There are many reasons for the restriction of “three visibly Chinese performers.” In music composition, instruments are often specified (e.g for solo violin), but almost never the body itself. By making this distinction, it is Hong Kong Exile’s intention to draw focus to the performer’s identity, to engage the eyes as well as the ears, and to bring attention to the “extra-musical,” shifting the mode of audience perception to multiple modalities.
Fully automated and generative, Foxconn Frequency (no.3) is different every performance, ranging from 50 minutes to 80 minutes: an experiment in digital game-mechanics as a way of meaning making in the performing arts.
PROJECT LEAD Remy Siu
CREATORS Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, Remy Siu) with Vicky Chow, Paul Paroczai, and Matt Poon
PERFORMERS Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Vicky Chow, Matt Poon
TEXT Xu Lizhi (许立志) (1990-2014)
SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
COMMISSIONED BY PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
with thanks to Cluster Festival (Winnipeg)
Two of Hong Kong Exile's dance works, Room 2048 + NINEEIGHT, are scheduled for a multi-city tour in September 21st - October 7th 2017 with stops at Public Energy in Peterborough, IMPACT in Kitchener, and the MAI in Montreal.
- Public Energy will present both NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 on September 21st, 2017 at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough.
- MT Space will present both NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 at the Impact 17 Theatre Festival September 28th and 29th, 2017 at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in Kitchener.
- MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) presents Room 2048 on October 6th and 7th, 2017 in Montreal.
Photo above by Remi Theriault
The World Premiere of Room 2048 will be at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver (April 11th - 15th, 2017 @8pm), with touring to Montreal and Kitchener to follow, September - October 2017.
Tickets to the premiere: https://tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/online?event=723
Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine will be back in Vancouver on February 3rd at Club PuSh as part of the 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Save the date!
Dance Allsorts: Hong Kong Exile and Mahaila Patterson O’Brien
Multimedia dance theatre and contemporary dance.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Performance 2:00pm, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
Free workshop 3:15pm, open to all ages and abilities
Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Pay what you can at the door
Suggested $20 adults, $5 Children under 12.
Advanced tickets for guaranteed seating available online at newworksvancouver.eventbrite.com
Workshop capacity limited to 30 people. Register on-line to secure your spot.
Room 2048 will be premiered in April at the Firehall Arts Centre as part of their 2016/17 season.
eatingthegame will be presented at part of SummerWorks at the Factory Theatre in Toronto.
- Tuesday August 9th 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
- Wednesday August 10th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
- Thursday August 11th 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
- Friday August 12th 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
- Saturday August 13th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
- Sunday August 14th 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Following eatingthegame last year, we've been confirmed for a return to Intrepid Theatre's Uno Fest, this time with the full-length of okay.odd., programmed alongside Freya Björg Olafson's Laissez-Faire.
Uno Fest is North America’s longest-running festival of one-person shows, featuring solo performers and original theatre from around the world.
Tickets and information can be found here: ticketrocket.co
In May 2016, Hong Kong Exile will be premiering a new work to be presented with one of our favourite companies in town: Music on Main!
“I’ve always dreamed of seeing Earth…”
VISITORS FROM FAR AWAY TO THE STATE MACHINE is a multi-media theatre space opera with variable beginnings, middles, and endings. Two aliens travel millions of light years to Earth for their honeymoon. On their journey, they tease one another with sexy and profane stories from the past, present, and future. They arrive on planet Earth and their fantasy begins/continues/completes.
Performed by Felicia Lau and Conor Wylie
Original Scenario by Hong Kong Exile w/ Felicia Lau and Conor Wylie
Information and tickets can be found here.
Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver [The Culture Lab]
Duration: 50 Minutes
- Thurs May 12: 8.15pm
- Fri May 13: 9.30pm
- Sat May 14: 7.15pm
- Sun May 15: 7.15pm
- Thurs May 19: 7.00pm
- Sat May 21: 9.30pm
More details and tickets can be found at this link:
Hong Kong Exile has been commissioned to create a 5 - 7 minute seed of an idea for BC BUDS at the Firehall Arts Centre [May 6th - 7th]:
The world’s first eco-city, failed. 2010, the visionary project to transform a grassy island near the crowded metropolis of Shanghai into a glistening model of sustainable design and energy-efficient infrastructure for 50,000 people. 2016, an abandoned city of dreams.
Friday, April 15, 2016
8pm to 12am
Art | Music | Performance
Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs and unexpected surprises make FUSE Vancouver's favourite art party—a place to see some of the best in local performance art, theatre, contemporary dance and music, plus take in the FUSE lounge.
Natalie, Milton, and Remy will be showing some of their individual works.
FUSE Admission: $22.85 (+tax)
Tickets at the door.
HKX has been invited to present excerpts from nine doesn't follow eight at PushOFF.
PushOFF is a curated platform of tour-ready works and projects in development, timed with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
It is a two-day showcase event timed with the busy Assembly weekend of the PuSh Festival. Over two afternoons, presenters and artists have the opportunity to see and show work and mingle in a relaxed and social atmosphere. PushOff includes theatre, performance and dance work and is curated by James Long and Maiko Yamamoto of Theatre Replacement and Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley of 605 Collective.
More details can be found at this link.
For two months, HKX has been facilitating and working with group of artists to explore the New Westminster Museum and Archives.
Join us at the Anvil Centre for a theatre-exhibition show on November 27th with new media, glitch, sound and dance work.
The evening will feature works from an incredible group of young artists including Paul Lucas, Megan Friesen, Mona Lai, Alanna Ho, Tegan Wahlgren, Frances Margaret Walker Breden, Andie Marie Lloyd, and Tiana Jung.
13 Vancouver theatre companies tackle 13 short (1-10 minute) plays on Climate Change by playwrights worldwide!
Milton Lim will be directing Daniel Borzillo in Neil Labute's An Average Guy Thinking Thoughts About Global Warming.
Vancouver actors will present short plays by Reneltta Arluk, Kendra Fanconi, Jordan Hall, Kevin Loring, David Geary, Elyne Quan, Elaine Avila and others, as a Vancouver response to the international CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION (CCTA). CCTA is a global series readings and performances intended to foster discussion around climate change during this November and December, coinciding with the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
The Vancouver action is open to the public and admission is free. The program will culminate in an opportunity to meet and discuss ways for theatre makers to react creatively, practically and locally to the climate change crisis.
Event organized by The Only Animal, with the assistance of Playwrights Theatre Centre, playwright Elaine Avila, and Event Coordinator Mark Vulliamy.
Our alma mater, Simon Fraser University, is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this year; SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts has invited us back to use their studios towards alumni sharing an open rehearsal!
We'll be working in one of the dance studios on the 4th floor of SFU Woodward's most of the day, with the open portion being 2pm - 4pm. Come join if you'd like!
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Hong Kong Exile will be bringing NINEEIGHT to the Scotiabank Dance Centre for a showcase at the Western Arts Alliance Conference. It's a large event where arts presenters from across North America congregate; this year it's being held in Vancouver.
More details can be found on the Western Arts Alliance website.
Theatre Replacement presents
Back Away, Slowly.
June 19 & 20, 8PM
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Under the guidance of Jamie Long and Maiko Bae Yamamoto from Theatre Replacement, several of the emerging companies out of SFU will be tackling the theme of curiosity.
Six experimental companies:
+ Resounding Scream Theatre
+ A Wake of Vultures
+ Hong Kong Exile
+ O, o, o, o.
+ The Jamie and Sarah Experience Project
+ Zugzwang Media
Tickets are $15; available through the Shadbolt Box Office (604-205-3000; tickets.shadboltcentre.com).
Shoutout to the alma mater of most of the companies: SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.
The second weekend in the festival’s Inter/National series, set at Raisbeck Performance Hall, features artists from near and far with local Seattle favourite badmarmar Dance (Marlo Martin), and Hong Kong Exile, treating the embroiled politics of that region in Asia.
badmarmarDANCE, a bold, succinct, and emotionally driven local modern dance company performs this feels like a rut or a groove…depends on how you look at it.
Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver, Canada) presents NINEEIGHT a sensory-driven, multimedia dance theater work inspired by Mo Lei Tau, a phenomenon of absurdist, comedic film, that emerged in Hong Kong in the 1990’s.
Tickets and information can be found at this link.
NINEEIGHT was invited back to Toronto for CanAsian Dance's 2015 International Dance Festival. The festival also features works from Sampradaya DanceCreations, Peter Chin & Chy Ratana, Natsu Nakajima, and our good friend + mentor Su-Feh Lee of Battery Opera Performance.
More information and the link to tickets can be found here.