Room 2048 (2048號房) — a dream machine for the Cantonese diaspora. In digital light and smoke, we pursue a history that is not ours. A living past, a dying future, and a stillborn present. We will lie. We will cheat. We will spend a thousand years here.
Room 2048 is a multi-media dance theatre work for three performers with live-generated electronic sound and projection. It was originally conceived as a companion piece/sequel to NINEEIGHT and is currently in the second phase of development. Room 2048 will be premiered from April 11th - 15th, 2017 at the Firehall Arts Centre, with touring to Montreal and Kitchener, September - October.
project lead: Natalie Tin Yin Gan
created by: Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, Remy Siu), Michelle Lui, and Alex Tam
Mentor: Lee Su-Feh
Room 2048 has been made possible due to generous space residencies provided by the Gateway Theatre, The Cultch, and Firehall Arts Centre, along with funding from Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.
Information about the World Premiere at the Firehall Arts Centre (April, 2017) can be found here.
Presentations of Room 2048 (previously titled nine doesn't follow eight):
• Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival Richmond September 11th - September 12th, 2015
• PushOFF (Theatre Replacement/Collective 605) Vancouver February 5th, 2016
• Dance Allsorts (New Works) Vancouver November 13th, 2016
• Firehall Arts Centre Vancouver April 11th - 13th, 2017