Jan 20-22, 2017
Kwai Tsing Black Box Theatre, Hong Kong
Art-form: contemporary dance
So Low is the solo of man against time.
A ray of light, a flow of water, a pole too tall to climb.
Shoved and dislocated, the man is squashed to bear the weight of the hands of the clock on his shoulders.
In the barrenness of a bare stage, in the face of the flowing time, man dances alone, accompanied by his musicality, his courage, and imagination.
Chasing his own movements, he fools himself into the search for his refuge on the time-space slide, only to find himself forgotten by his own shadow.
So Low is the encounter of man and time. Non-narrative yet full of stories. Non-emotional yet full of emotions. The story of the unspeakable is told with the body's ancient power of story-telling. The lived body, the vessel of his existence. Man embodies the passage of time in the rhythm of his movements, orienting his existence. He dances the dance of doubt when he wonders, ‘does it really exist, that existence under siege.’
LAI Tak-wai (Choreographer, performer)