SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

The Forgiving Trees

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

The Sublime Progressions

Last Ride, Fresh Eyes (Podcast version)

I will die in my home

Since When

Butterfly Island

The Farewell Comeback Tour

The Forgiving Trees

Date & Time

7 - 9 Apr, 2023 07-09.04.2023 I 2pm - 5pm
07-08.04.2023 I 7pm - 10pm


F Hall Studio




Trees, rooted and forthrightly, witness the flow of people’s stories in the ebb and tide of the times.

Many are buildings in Hong Kong, so are trees.

None cares much for the breezy shades when air-conditioning is a flick away. T for Trees and T for Threat. Log them trees, keep watch and control! The forgiving trees, oblivious to the cement that blocks the sky, bid farewell to the typhoon that breaks their limbs. To the blade that truncates, trees turn their heads to the tiniest cracks, where new homes will be built, new greens emerge. Trees live on, wherever the seeds land.

In her first collaboration with Tai Kwun, dance artist Gigi Yang partners with visual artist Chow Chun Fai, moving image designer Wilfred Wong and soundscape designer Lawrence Lau in transforming Tai Kwun’s F Hall Studio into a new realm through dance, visuals and music. The audience is free to move around the space as freely as seeds carried by the wind.

Creative Team
Choreographer/ dancer: Gigi Yang
Spatial designer: Chow Chun-fai
Moving images designer: Wilfred Wong
Soundscape designer: Lawrence Lau
Producer: Joanna Lee
Production manager: Tsui Wai-hong


  • Performance Duration: around 180 minutes, during which the audience will both visit at their own ease and follow the flow of the performance.
  • Recommended forage 6 and above
  • No cancellations, refunds or changes can be made on confirmed tickets
  • Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

Event Photos


Tickets | $280

Tickets available at from 6 March 2023

Patrons may enjoy one of the below discount schemes for each purchase where applicable, available on a first-come-first-served basis:

  • 40% off for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders and full-time students

  • 10% off for Tai Kwun Fan with valid discount code

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts 2023 Package (Quota for discount package is full):

  • 15% off upon single purchase of 3 standard tickets of the same show

  • 20% off upon single purchase of standard tickets from 3 different shows

  • 30% off upon single purchase of standard tickets from 4 different shows

House Programme


Gigi Yang
Chow Chun-fai
Lawrence Lau
Wilfred Wong
Joanna Lee
Tsui Wai-hong (Voyu)

Choreographer/ Dancer

A native of Chongqing, Yang moved to Hong Kong when she was 21. She has been a full-time dancer with the Hong Kong Dance Company and City Contemporary Dance Company and is currently a freelancer.

Spatial Designer

Chow graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (B.A. and M.F.A.) In 2012, he ran for the seat of the Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication functional constituency at the Hong Kong Legislative Council election. Recently his work has been featured in the following exhibitions: Portrait From Behind (Gallery Exit, Hong Kong, 2020); Chow Chun Fai (Eli Klein Gallery, New York, 2018); Everything Comes With an Expiry Date (Klein Sun Gallery, New York, 2016); Venice Meeting Point (Venice Biennale, 2015); Hong Kong Eye (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2012), The Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool, 2012). Chow is the recipient of the Grand Prize of the Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Awards, and the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

Soundscape Designer

Lau graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the City University of Hong Kong, with major studies respectively in composing and electronic music, and creative media. He navigates the scenes of theatres, galleries and underground music as a sound designer, sound artist and performer.

Lau’s interest lies in creative collaboration through which he expands his oeuvres from music to sonic, performing, and installation arts of floating boundaries. Recent endeavours include: A Musician’s Self-cultivation (from 2019), a methodological exploration of music and sonic art creation as performance; Chain of Dialogues (2021), a community-facing project which explores personal relationship by the means of in-situ interviews and performances; Elemental Practice - Text (2020) and Elemental Practice - Spectator (2021), a series of experiments on the relationship between music and text or spectatorship;  The Glory Pillar (2022), an art installation which turns an exhibition into a site of public participation and expression through the guidance of and interaction with text.

Moving Images Designer

Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As an independent art-maker, he has participated in projects including Mountains, Seas, Panorama (video concept and direction), The Island Whispers by Helen Lai (dance video director), Walking Dreams in 1984 by On&On Theatre Workshop (video director), The Heroine Within by Michelle Siu (music video director), My Daddy, My Flying Car and Me in 2016 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme (concept and direction), The Invisible S by Blue Ka Wing in Hong Kong Arts Festival 2017 (dramaturg and multimedia designer), among others.

His dance videos God Limps and 9 have been screened in various dance video festivals in Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Palma, Nicolsa, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong and were awarded “Mención especial Fiver” of the Fiver International Screendance Movement, and the “Jumping Frames International Award” and “Audiences’ Choice” of Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival. Mountains, Seas, Panorama, a commission by Jumping Frames 2020 was included in the selection of Cannes Court Métrage - Short Film Corner catalogue of the 74th Festival de Cannes.


Researcher, lecturer, editor, art critic, and producer. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Production Manager

Voyu obtained his Associate Degree of Applied Japanese Studies from the City University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre and Entertainment Arts from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, specializing in arts, event and stage management. Once a full-time performer at the Ocean Park Hong Kong, Voyu is currently a freelancer of stage performance and backstage support. He has recently embarked on the development of archery arts. Since 2010, his art group “Daai Bou Zaap Gei Tyun” has been visiting Taiwan and engaging in local community art projects, while studying different Taiwan tribes.

In the capacity of production manager, technical consultant and stage manager, Voyu participated in the following projects:  After the Deluge and To the Moon by Kingsley Ng, Arts in the Park (HKYAF, 2010 – 2018), HKYAF Musical 2018 - FAME, FLOOD by HKYAF x British National Theatre Youth Drama, Songs of Portraits  by Orleanproject (2018), The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and its Awardees Association - Performance 2018, Hong Kong Dance Xchange (2018, 2020, 2022), MaD 2019, Never Ending Hong Kong by Windmillgrass, STAY / AWAY by Frankie Ho Dance performance (2019), Contempolion by Daniel Yeung, among others. In October 2018, Voyu set up “Siu Fung Production” which specializes in professional stage management and technical support. It has been appointed as the long-term venue management and technical collaborator of ArtisTree and recently, its service has expanded into the field of visual art exhibitions.