LCSD commissioned Hong Kong Dance Alliance to produce the school and outreach tour for International Arts Carnival 2011. Hong Kong Dance Alliance saw this as an appropriate opportunity to conduct audience development at a deeper level, to the audiences at an age when they begin to see the possibility of differentiating art from entertainment.
The Project required us to produce 30 performances at schools and 20 at outreach venues. The theme of the performance is to challenge how our increasingly passivity when perceiving images and videos broadcasted on the Internet. Titled "Seeing" is Believing, the performance is designed for students between the age of 10-14. During school touring, there is also a 20-minute interaction with the audiences, with the purpose of inspiring them to view dance beyond movements and try to see understand the meaning that is being communicated. The theme is deliberately designed to be more serious and provoke doubts as we are against the assumption that teenagers will not be able to understand serious subject matters. It is the role of adults to find ways to make these subjects comprehensible to the teenagers instead of simply avoiding the discussion.
The tour ran from 20 May 2011 through to 14 August 2011.
The Creative Team:
Producer : Anna C Y CHAN
Choreographers : Justyne LI and Tan Ki WONG@ Neo Dance
Concept/ Text : Joanna LEE
Education Collaborator : Cindy CHAN
Audio Designer : Tan Ki WONG