The Artist-in-Residence Project 2016 is a unique experience with rhythm and beat at its core. Under the guidance of Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni and local Chinese traditional dance choreographer Mao Wei, students from three local schools will learn the basic steps of Schuhplattler, a Bavarian folk dance, and Ying Ge, a folk dance from the Guangdong province. Then in a process of metamorphosis, the two different cultures will be transformed and merged into a new work. All this will be done using rhythm as the basis, breaking the beats down to all possible rhythmic variations. Students then use their bodies as percussion instruments to create a new work of their own. The resulting works will be presented at two special showcases at the Sha Tin Town Hall on 29 February and 1 March 2016.
The 2014-16 Artists-in-Residence Project is supported by
Photo Credit: Andrea Macchia