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 (working title) is a multimedia dance theatre work-in-progress that explores the socio-political realities of the Cantonese diaspora. Sourcing Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai’s seminal films, Room 2048 navigates themes of nostalgia, loss, and desire through vignettes composed of fog, light, and moving bodies.
Hong Kong Exile is an interdisciplinary arts company made up of three emerging contemporary artists: Milton Lim (Theatre), Remy Siu (New Music), and Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Dance). The three met as students at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and have been consistently creating and producing work since 2011 when the company was formed.
8BITSELF by Mahaila Patterson O’Brien: They may be masked, hidden or exposed by light. They are precise, they rarely devolve into chaos. They never emote. They are a blank canvas of abstract gesture, time, and space. There is a pleasure in emptiness that I am looking to find.
Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien is an emerging dance artist in Vancouver, BC. She studied at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts (Vancouver), School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, and at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to moving to Vancouver she studied with Constance Cooke and Jung-Ah Chung in Victoria, BC. Mahaila has produced three shows that highlighted her work along with others, Emergence (SFU Dance Grad Show), x2 (Alucinari + L I L A C), and ASCENSION 2014. Many of her pieces are collaborations with composers and new media artists.
Image: Hong Kong Exile, photo: Caulfield and White