Choy Ka Fai (SG)

Notion: Dance Fiction / Lecture Performance

Tanz im August

Choy Ka Fai has chosen an unusually direct method of preserving dance heritage. In his lecture performance 'Notion: Dance Fiction' he connects a dancer to an apparatus which provides her muscles with soft electrical impulses to encourage movement. Can she learn the choreography – for example Pina Bausch's solo from 'Cafe Müller' – using external signals only? 

"If today body memory is one of the pillars of nontransferable subjectivity, perhaps the emergence of a physically manifested “collective memory” – made from audiovisual recordings and shared by electrodes that generate unintended stimuli – may be the most material evidence and representation of post-modern subjectivity." (The CreatorProjects, Natasha Felizi )

"When it quotes the Rainer piece ‘The Mind Is A Muscle’, you understand it not only in relation to the debate about where the art of dance really comes from, but also in relation to you sitting there and shaping your own cognitive experience of the show. In as much as Choy and Ng are piecing together these minichoreographies, aided by technology or otherwise, you are likewise doing the same thing. Shocking, isn’t it?" (Today Online, Singapore, Martin Mayo)

Performance and Choreography Annapaola Leso
Lighting Design / Technical Direction Andy Lim (stage ‘LIVE’), Yap Seok Hui

Supported by National Art Council, Singapore
In cooperation withSophiensæle

Duration: 55 minutes


Concept, Direction and Multimedia: Choy Ka Fai


  • Past
    Sat 17.8.2013, 20:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Sun 18.8.2013, 20:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal


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