Mapping

MW Dance Theatre HK,CN & MO, CN

Choreography & Performance: Tracy Wong, Mao Wei

Composer: Paul Yip

Description

In this interconnected world, we float like bits of shin.

Any brief moment we stop, we will be swallowed up by time.

When time excretes us back out, Where are we then?

I remember once we lost. We became good friends with Google Maps. It was as though, with it, we could roam the world without fear, with the sense of safety it offered us.We believed in it unconditionally – even if we didn’t know whether the road ahead was right or wrong. In this high-efficiency city, it’s easy to get swept up in the currents of happenings. We feel as though we are lost; we want to open that map and find our bearings. Sometimes, it’s as though we are restricted by arbitrary standards society has pinned on us, forced to navigate along others’ concepts of “good” and “right”. We all seem to be trying hard to prove ourselves; at the same time, we lose our truest selves. How should we find our own positions? How does one position oneself? Or do we need others to position us? Or, do you even care?

“Mapping” was commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival . It has been joined the events in different countries:

2019.8 NDA New Dance For Aisa International Festival

2017.2 Fukuoka Fringe Festival

2017.1 Hong Kong Dance Exchange Festival

MW Dance Theatre

Mao Wei and Tracy started to work and collaborate since 2013, and they formed an artist platform MW Dance Theatre. CREATING AND PERFORMING. They are keen on the development of the body and to explore the physical characteristics of the unique style; delicate partnering work with a strong visual impact is a major feature of their works.

They specialize in the use of images to create an atmosphere and feelings to give people direct visual impact and their own imagination. In recent years. They have attracted attention and representative of young generation in Hong Kong art scene.

Wong Choi Si

Born in Macau and graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First-class Honor) in 2013. Wong awarded The Margaret Zee Outstanding Performer Award in HKAPA. Wong is founder of MW Dance Theatre in Hong Kong and Macau.

Mao Wei

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with full scholarship. He awarded the full Scholarship twice for the ImplusTanz Festival. He is now the Artistic Director of MW Dance Theater base in Hong Kong.

In last few years, he was focusing on creation, also his work being invited to different festival in different country and city to tour in Asian and Europe. Mao is interested in partnering work in choreography by researching and collaborating. He keens on the development of the body and to explore the physical characteristics of the unique style; delicate partnering work with a strong visual impact is a major feature of their works. Mao loves to collaborate with different kind of art form, to widen the possibility of arts.

Acknowledgement