Imagine a different world in a different body!
Making Space is a simple ritual, as well as an action. It is the culmination of Portuguese choreographer Rita Vilhena’s research on audiences’ participation in rituals as performance and the body as culture. Originally conceived as a backward-walking ritual from Tai Kwun to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the Hong Kong version of the work aimed to question the role of the body in a capitalist society: will our bodies be made redundant if they refuse to participate in the cycle of consumption? How different will our city become if the forward motion that we’ve been too accustomed to is contradicted?
In this online reincarnation of the programme, Portuguese artist Rita Vilhena will share how the walking backwards ritual has transformed from one city to another. Excerpts of an online workshop in Hong Kong that she conducted in September 2020 will also be shown, in which she discusses where the artwork came from, and where it is going to.
Making Space [go online]
Duration：approx 15 min
Screening starts at 4:30pm at Tai Kwun's Laundry Steps.
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with Chinese and English subtitles
The programmes are subject to change. The Organiser reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice.
A Hong Kong Arts Festival Production
Choreographer Rita Vilhena
Dramaturg Lai Sim-fong