An HKU Black Box & Guild Production
A vibrant young woman coming of age in the city, Ivana is on track toward success. Yet, she is starting to lose steam and her own vital energy in a 21st century maze of expectations. She is even starting to lose her “desire to desire” something more in her life. As her body teeters and walks a grid of long hours, packed schedules, and the pressures of perfection, she is trying to hold the line. A surprise encounter of the ‘5 Walks’ will awaken Ivana’s future, her wider curiosity and inner creativity.
Presented by The Box, Freespace. Produced by The HKU Black Box & Guild. Participation by Luis Cabrera, Sarita Chan, Jingyi Feng, and Jon Spigner by kind permission of Hong Kong Ballet.
November 22nd & 23rd, 2023 at 8:00pm
Tickets Available Now!
Freespace, The Box
(852) 2200 0022, [email protected]
Marina Vogt [email protected]
|Creative Director||Page Richards|
|Art Director||Jessica Ng|
|Music Director||Mike Orange|
|Media Director||Andreas Guzmán|
|Director of Theatre Operations||Jessica Kok|
|Technical Director||Tat Ming Leung|
|Communications and Marketing Director||Marina Vogt|
|Artistic and Production Lead||Albert Gordon|
|Set Designer||Wiki Lo|
|Lighting Designer||Sam Au Yeung|
|Video Designer||Gary Chan|
|Sound Designer||Wan San Hong|
|Costume Designer||Mable Wun|
|Visual Artist||Matthew Tsang|
|Props Master||Oliver Man|
|Front of House Manager||Becky Wong|
|Stage Manager/Deputy||Heiness Yeung|
|Production Assistant||Rayna Jiang|
Mark Joseph Loquiano Lauron
Melody H Y Fung
Cheng Hei Lam
Si Tou Curtis
Pang Lok Sze
So Tsz Shan Kelly
Vong Sao Wan
Lau Yin Kwan Kammy
Born in Marikina, Philippines, Luis Cabrera trained at Philippine High School for the Arts. After dancing with Ballet Manila and Ballet Philippines, he attended The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on scholarship and graduated with a diploma in Dance in 2015. Cabrera joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member the same year and became Coryphée in 2019.
Cabrera’s choreographic works include With-IN (2017); Un hombre (2017); dis-CONNECT (2019); and M+ Beyond Carbon (2022).
Cabrera won Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer at the 2020 Hong Kong Dance Awards and nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer at 2023 Hong Kong Dance Awards.
Born in Hong Kong, Sarita Chan’s choreographic works with the Hong Kong Ballet include: Orpheus Cabaret (2021); Lament for Autonomy (2022) for the Eaton Movement Festival; and Landslide (2022) for the M+ Live Art: Beyond Carbon project.
Born in Shaanxi, China, Jingyi Feng trained at Beijing Dance Academy on a full scholarship; The Julliard School in New York with a merit scholarship; and The Royal Conservatory, The Hague in the Netherlands. She danced with Guangzhou Ballet before joining Hong Kong Ballet in 2021. Her works include: 2022 ‘Chicken Blood’ at Documenta 15, Kassel, Germany 2022; ‘Holy Spring!’ (Rite of Spring) at Venice Biennale 59th 2022; Still I Rise at Hong Kong Palace Museum (acquired by HK Ballet); 2021 ‘Invisible Echo’ at M+ Museum, Hong Kong 2019; ‘Ren’ , New York , Lincoln Centre, 2018; ‘The Safety Box’ (acquired by Guangzhou Ballet).
Born in South Carolina, US, Jonathan Spigner trained in classical and contemporary ballet at the South Carolina Governor’s School of Arts and Humanities and at Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo. He joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2010 and was named Soloist in 2021.
Since 2011 He has been deeply invested in choreographing creating works such as The Wonderful known tick (2011), Overview Effect (2012), SoLo (2013), Wepart (2014), Days gone by (2015), Passionflower (2016), Bubblegoose (2017), Monolith (2018).
In 2020, he started exploring choreographing video content: Orpheus Cabaret (2021), a Hong Kong Ballet sponsored dance video collaboration of choreographers and members of HKU featuring an abstract telling of the great Greek tragedy of Orpheus through film; ‘Once upon a lucid dream’ (2022); ‘Beyond Carbon’, a dance video project that was a part of an online festival done by Hong Kong Ballet in collaboration with art museum M+.