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Being Virtually Present  似乎存在

#THEGOESONLINE
数码舞人登陆

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(2020) A MESSAGE FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR,
KUIK SWEE BOON

After several months of experimenting and learning, the Company will be invigorating
#THEGOESONLINE: Being Virtually Present
数码舞人登陆 : 似乎存在.

The dynamic work-in-progress showcases include two international collaborations led by Dimo Kirilov Milev and Jos Baker. Emerging choreographers  from T.H.E Second Company, the Company’s youth talent cultivation wing, and up-and-coming choreographers from T.H.E Main Company will also present the first phase of a two-year incubation of liTHE (2020-2021), performed by dancers from T.H.E Second Company this year. Through #THEGOESONLINE, the Company will also be filming its first full-length 360° VR production of PheNoumenon (2019) in October. We are hoping that the electrifying, multi-sensory VR experience will inspire audiences to catch the restaging of PheNoumenon in live theatres in better times. 

As a performing arts company, we hope to create and share digital programmes that retain, as much as possible, the irreplaceable characteristics of live performances. We aspire to capture the “live”, “in-the-moment” quality of performances in these programmes and our aim to preserve the integrity of audience participation and the live audience experience further drives us to continue pushing the limitations and boundaries of time, space and media. 

Yes, we believe that digitalisation has the potential to reach out to more audiences and bring more audiences back to theatres eventually. This was what led to our inquiry into the use of VR technology to close the distance between a performance and the audience. The intensive and exciting 360° Immersive VR experience is only the beginning. 

The connection between humans and real life is more delicate than ever in such a time where digitalisation is accelerated. While art essentially allows us to interpret life in a myriad of different ways, digitalisation has transformed our interactions with reality and it can be a double-edged sword. We are normalising a different way of socialising, and how we consume and view images and sounds. We still do not know how people will interpret and react to this ‘new normal’. Nevertheless, we will work very hard and do our best to turn this crisis into an opportunity. 

经过几个月的嘗试与学习,接下来的三个月数码舞人将专注于研究中的分享。


这其中包括了主团的两个国际合作 Dimo Kirilov Milev 和 Jos Baker 的創作中发表,二团的年轻编导与舞者重点栽培-两年創作计划liTHE(2020-2021)的第一階段发表,以及如何通过虚拟现实把观众带回剧场,观赏他们希望重演的《现•象》。

贯彻我们对待数码化的原则,我们将儘可能地保持现场表演的特质来制作数码产品。我们希望现场表演的当下性首先能夠保留下来。观众参与和感受的完整性也能继续深入延伸,突破時空与媒体的局限。


是的,我们认为数码化的潜藏使命是最终把观众带回剧场,也因此我们开始研究如何通过虚拟實境拉近观众与演出的距离。《现•象》将是这个计划的第一部份。

艺术的本质是让我们获得选择不同方式诠释生命的能力。但是目前数码化的强势加速,让我们与实体世界的关系变得很微妙,甚至说严峻。我们目前还不知道这些数码化赋于我们的选择能力,最终会如何被人们诠释,但是我们希望通过努力,把这次的危机化为转机, 也期望通过这次的挑战,将来会有更多的人来到剧场观赏我们的现场演出!

 
 

CURRENT PROGRAMMES

PheNoumenon (2019) by T.H.E Dance Company

PHENOUMENON  360° IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL-REALITY EXPERIENCE 《“现·象” 360°虚似實境》HOME RENTAL EDITION

BY KUIK SWEE BOON IN COLLABORATION WITH T.H.E DANCE ARTISTS

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IN GOOD COMPANY

BY P7:1SMA & T.H.E DANCE COMPANY

Esplanade Theatre

8 Oct, 8pm

9 Oct, 8pm

PAST PROGRAMMES

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DANCE AT DUSK

BY T.H.E SECOND COMPANY

YouTube Live

 

19 Jun, 8.15pm

20 Jun, 8.15pm

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INTERBEING - A DOUBLE BILL BY T.H.E DANCE COMPANY FEATURING CHOREOGRAPHERS JOS BAKER & DIMO KIRILOV MILEV

In-Venue (Esplanade Theatre Studio)

Real-Time Livestream (SISTIC Live)*

Post-Show Q&A^​

25 Jun, 3pm & 8pm*^

26 Jun, 3pm & 8pm*^

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T.H.E MID-YEAR INTENSIVE

T.H.E Dance Studio

27 - 30 Jun, 10am - 4pm

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PÁN《盤》

BY KUIK SWEE BOON, KIM JAE DUK & T.H.E DANCE COMPANY

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

6 Aug - 30 Aug

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liTHE 2021

BY T.H.E SECOND COMPANY

In-Venue (Goodman Arts Centre Black Box)

Real-Time Livestream (SISTIC Live)*

16 Sep, 8pm

17 Sep, 8pm*

18 Sep, 3pm & 8pm*

 

CONTACT T.H.E DANCE COMPANY

General enquiries: info@the-dancecompany.com
Media enquiries: marketing@the-dancecompany.com

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