PINCH VIDEO 001 | Butoh Dance  

Creative Concept & Production

by Stir Production

​Credit:

Artist : Kiwi Chan

Producer : Yu@Stir

Creative : Stir

Copywriting : Yu@Stir

Director  : Kalun@Stir

Photographer  : Benny@Stir

DOP : Little4

Gaffer : Yin

Production : Stir

Colorist : Yin

Vo Talent : Karen

KIWI CHAN

An independent artist and creative producer, whom creations focus on Butoh, experimental theatre, and site-specific dance. Graduated from Inter-cultural studies (MA) of The Hong Kong Chinese University in 2013.

 

Creations are both my passion and struggle, crave to explore various possibilities. I enjoy the dilemma of body, Butoh and Contact Improvisation have been my biggest inspiration since 2012. Butoh is not only a dance form but a philosophy. Being an indie Butoh artist, my concern is about metamorphosis, what I want to seek is “somatic resonance”. I devote myself to contemporary theatre, as I believe that performing art is the best field for sharing the presence.

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Recent director’s works included: A Mind Apart - Immersive Theatre Experience with Virtual Reality, A Capsule of Being - Devising Theatre (2021), Let’s Be Together Arts Festival 2021 Programme: It’s Okay (2021) etc. Butoh-inspired productions included: choreography for dance video  The Loss of the Indigo Child (2021), Solo-presentation Indigo Appetite: The Weird Fishes (2020), Site-specific dance The Wrong Suzie, indie theatre work Crimson Appetite and co-creation Possi/Proba-bility (2017) etc.

 

 

Found KIWI & ZENZERO STUDIO in 2018 and establised a non-profit arts group STAR & DUST COLLECTIVE in 2021, with a commitment to arts project curation and production.

 

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Co-Founder of a theatre group named Finding C Theatre (2019), curated a project series "Turn of Wrestling Tables"Series, to investigate “the power struggles between sexes”. We hosted a thematic workshop at Anti-Sexual Violence Resource Centre in July, and created a devised theatre work in December 2019.

2013 - 2015 projects included: Co-artistic director of Norma-phobia, productions included I am (not) a Butoh Artist (2015), BiLoom 2.0 (2015) and BiLoom (2014).

 

Co-Founder of a experimental theatre group named HerStory Polygon (2010 – 2015), current production Eat Me A Body Secret by HerStory Polygon (2015). Other productions included: script writer and director of video work Muggle Lost In the Maze (2015), Curator for sound-tour City-hunt for a Cow (2014), co-director of experimental video work The Grey Sooth (2014), performed in Bodylab: Peek-a-Boo (The 13th Macao City Fringe Festival), produce and perform in HK Butoh Festival 2013: WHB?! etc.

​陳家蔚 Kiwi CHAN

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Photo credit : Dwan Chan

 畢業於香港中文大學文化研究系碩士,現為自由身創作人,涉足舞踏、實驗劇場及環境舞蹈。除了創作,亦備有藝術行政、製作及策劃經驗。 

 

創作於我從來也不是一件輕鬆的事,卻是一件讓我自在的事。我喜歡探索形體之中的可能與不可能,所以舞踏及接觸即興從2012年起成為我創作的主軸。舞踏不止是一支舞作,更似是一套哲思。作為一個不入流的舞踏藝人,我作品的核心是關於蛻變,透過肢體的律動去帶動感知。我投身當代劇場,因為我相信表演藝術是分享存有的最好場域。

喜歡另類的美,鐘愛不完美的人。在苦苦經營的小日子裏堅持做一點點的創作。期望有天可以整理一套屬於自身、此時此地的身體語言,好好書寫一個當代的故事。

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近年導演劇場作品包括:《轉念之間 A Mind Apart》 - 沉浸式劇場體驗配以虛擬實境 (2021)、小劇場編作展演《溯洄從之 A Capsule of Being》(2021)及不貧窮藝術節 x 香港2021《 也好 it’s okay》(2021)等。類舞踏相關創作包括: 編舞影片《沒有靛藍色的小孩 The Loss of the Indigo Child》(2021)、 獨舞演出《靛藍的食慾 Indigo Appetite -  怪魚 The Weird Fishes》(2020)、環境舞蹈作品《The Wrong Suzie》(2018) 、編導劇場作品《紅色的食慾Crimson Appetite》(2018)及 聯合創作《無關 種種Possi/Proba-bility》(2017)等。

2018年創立工作室 KIWI & ZENZERO STUDIO,並於 2021年成立非牟利藝術團體「一與異作邦」,主力策劃及製作文化藝術相關項目。

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甲乙丁劇團創辦人之一,2019年以探討「性別之中的權力關係」為本,策劃《轉枱中的角力》系列。劇團先於Anti-480反性暴力資源中心舉辦首個主題工作坊,並於2019年12月,以編作劇場形式在香港製作三場演出。

為異式形態聯合藝術總監,創作包括,異式形態《我(不)是一個舞踏藝人》(2015)、《兩生2.0》(2015)及《兩生》(2014)。

2011年與友人集結為青年實驗藝術團體「她說HerStory」,團體關注社會及性別議題,參與製作《月事說》(2012)、《N個被XX的革命現場》(2012)、《饕餮圖》(2012,前進進主辦「末日牛棚異境」展演節目)、《七個猶太小孩》(2013,街頭讀劇演出)、《獨樂劇場 Ohitorisama》無倣舍(福岡)x 她說(香港)(小劇場.大戲劇亞洲交流主辦) 。2013年與反性暴力資源中心Anti-480合作,於大專院校及中學巡迴演出編作教育劇場《愛非愛》,同時參演風雨蘭及Anti-480主辦之《你聽我說的身體故事:性別/暴力藝術展》(2013)、關注婦女性暴力協會委約《身體航海誌:月事說》(2014)戲劇演出、集體創作短劇《2046/被蕭紅了的名字》(2014) 參與南區文學節。

其他參與製作包括, 她說創作單位《能吃的身體袐密》、策劃聲音之旅《尋找城市中的牛牛》、編導2015草根電影拍攝計劃短片《夢遊土瓜》、聯合導演實驗錄像作品《幽微關係The Grey Sooth》、Bodylab製作澳門城市藝穩節的免費劇目《大人之繪本》(2013)、策劃及監製《HK Butoh Festival 2013:  舞咩踏?!》等。

 
 

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Photo credit : Siu Ding /Jesse Clockwork / Kalam / Jasmine Forest / Will Lopes
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Performance Footage

My Butoh-inspired Solo

Dive into the Navel (2015) 

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Video Art

Work with Videographer

Possi/Proba-bility 2017  Bodyscape

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Footage

A site-specific dance piece

A Grain of Sand

27 Sep 2018@Long Ke Wan