Available: 29 May, 3pm – 11 June, 11.59pm
“Incredibly beautiful and melancholic” (SvD)
“Frenzied kinetic energy in a world gone astray” (SvD)
“A hyperintense, almost monomaniacal ensemble performance” (DN)
“Beautiful. Just, beautiful” (DN)
Tibetan-Chinese Sang Jijia’s alluring creation combines astounding physical dance with an emotional touch. According to Chinese philosophy, silence contains as much meaning as what is uttered; for calligraphy and other pictorial arts, emptiness between brushstrokes contains the essence. As it were is about communication – about the joy of getting through to someone else, but also about everything that gets lost or is misunderstood. Sheets of black tissue slowly float down to the stage from above. The dancers’ movements create spaces where the unspoken says more than the spoken.
Recorded in 2018.
CHOREOGRAPHY Sang Jijia
COMPOSITION /LIGHTING DESIGN Dickson Dee (CASH)
SET Leo Cheung
COSTUME DESIGN k@Fing Pop
LIGHTING DESIGN David Stokholm
Danielle de Vries