Three colors of fog fill the image with three performers frozen in various dance moves

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Cast & Crew:

Produced by Hong Kong Exile

Led by Natalie Tin Yin Gan

Co-created & Performed by

Felicia Lau, Milton Lim, Jeff Yung,
Remy Siu

Sound & Media Design by Remy Siu

Dramaturgy by Lee Su-Feh (battery opera performance)

Agent Dani Fecko, Fascinator Management

COMMISSIONED + PREMIERED BY Firehall Arts Centre (Vancouver) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Gateway Theatre (Richmond), The Cultch (Vancouver), Anvil Centre (New Westminster) WITH SUPPORT FROM Canada Council for the Arts & British Columbia Arts Council

Room 2048 (2048 號房 )

Hong Kong Exile

 

“A clever, fascinating, and absorbing dance piece that lingers in the memory longafter the show . . . What unfolded over the next 50 minutes was a multi media show of impeccable class. This is a company that is full of confidence, and trusts in its ability to engage and challenge its audience.”–Lawrence Kelson, Plank Magazine

Witty, Political, Diasporic.

Room 2048 — a dream machine for the Cantonese diaspora. A living past, a waning future, and a precarious present. In digital light and smoke, we pursue a history that is not ours. We will lie. We will cheat. We will spend thousands of years here.

Through the layering of projection, bombastic pop music, fog, and the Chinese body, Room 2048 weaves together cinematic images that speak to diasporic experiences of loss, desire, and nostalgia.

和我們一齊夢想.

Co-created and originally performed by: Milton Lim, Remy Siu, Alex Tam, Michelle Lui.

 


 

Artist Talkback
Tuesday, January 14
Stay after the performance to meet the artists, ask questions, and learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating the performance.  Free event with ticket to performance. 

 


 

Media Gallery

 

 


 

Artist Bios

 

Jeff Yung

Is a settler on Treaty 13 Territory. He is a Dora nominated actor, theatre divisor, martial artist and sometimes poet. Past theatre work includes: Monday Nights (Theatre Centre/LUMINATO), Antigone (YPT), Vietgone (Royal MTC, fu-Gen, Hope & Hell) Portia’s Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Measure for Measure (Shakespeare BASH’d), Coriolanus (Skipping Stones Theatre), Picture This (Soulpepper), and Banana Boys (Factory Theatre/fu-Gen). Jeff has also appeared on the television shows: Private Eyes, Orphan Black, Nikita, Maday, and voices the villainous Masato Kazami on Bakugan: Battle Planet. When not acting Jeff loves to play and watch basketball, practice martial arts/tricking, and laugh with his partner. Jeff is a graduate of Ryerson University.

Felicia Lau

Holds a BFA Honours degree from SFU School for the Contemporary Arts. As an interpreter, she has had the pleasure to perform in the works of Emmalena Fredriksson, Judith Garay, Meredith Kalaman, Rob Kitsos, Hong Kong Exile, and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, in festivals and platforms including ROMP! Festival of Dance (Suddenly Dance Theatre), Victoria Dance Days (Dance Victoria), Dance in Vancouver, Dancing on the Edge, Music on Main, Dance Allsorts (New Works), Uferstudios (Berlin), and Club PUSH. Felicia is co-artistic director of the collective, Farouche, alongside fellow artists Erika Mitsuhashi and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien.

Milton Lim

Is a Vancouver-based artist whose output spans performance, new media, dance, installation, and video art. His current work is engaged with the cataloguing/archiving/indexing of public data, global sociocultural politics, and contextualizations of labour and revolution. He holds a BFA (Hons.) in theatre performance from Simon Fraser University. Milton is Co-Artistic Director of Hong Kong Exile, an Artistic Associate with Theatre Conspiracy, the recipient of the 2016 Ray Michal Prize for Outstanding Body of Work, a key videocan archivist, and one of the co-creators behind culturecapital: the performing arts economy trading card game. miltonlim.com

Natalie Tin Yin Gan (顏婷妍)

Is an independent dance, interdisciplinary, and performance artist working on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples. Her practice squats at the intersections of food, feminisms, race, voice, and body. She has presented, performed, and spoken in Seattle, Vietnam, Malaysia, and across Canada. She is a passionate educator, producer, and the Youth Program Coordinator at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Natalie is a late sleeper, a late riser, a late bloomer, a latecomer, and a late-night snacker. nataliegan.com

Remy Siu (蕭逸南)

Is a composer and new media artist based in Vancouver, BC. Recently, his work has involved the construction of automated and variable performance apparatuses that employ light, sound, software, and the body. He is interested in creating friction and stakes between the performer, the interface, and the system through the use of game mechanics and failure. His output spans chamber music, dance, theatre, installations, and audio-visual work. He actively creates with Hong Kong Exile and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien (choreographer). During 2017-201X, he will be one of two Composers-in-Residence with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Canada).


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