Refreshing and dynamic!
Two of the best words to best describe "Season(s)".
It was such a perfect way to start the month as I was lucky enough to witness our very own contemporary dance company, CCDC together with Expressions Dance Company (EDC) from Australia as they showcased this one of a kind performance and at the same time launching its debut over the weekend, at the Ko Shan Theatre.
From Hong Kong's, CCDC with their fluidity of movements, and synchronicity combined with EDC's strong technique and dynamism, it was all in all such a great mix of two dance companies from both ends of the world.
As I sat and watch the whole performance, I couldn't help but wonder how three choreographers and two dance companies all got together and created such an amazing job of collaboration, moving and interacting as one in each spin, and flow of their bodies.
Choreographers Kristina Chan, Dominic Wong, and Natalie Weir have seemed to create a different flavour in each segment of the whole performance but at the same time having the full understanding of each dancers movements. From a different rhythm to synchronism and at the same time, having its own flow as it transitions very smoothly from flaccid, melting bodies to sprightly movements, rebellious and what seemed like full of angst to a celebratory connection of movements by brought together by humanity.
But not only was it the dancers that made the whole thing come to life, of course. A personal favourite I should say is the whole concept of the different seasons, as it was not too literal in translation---nothing extra, minimal and full of absoluteness. From the most basic set, lighting to the costumes and the transitioning of its colour palette from Earth colours to a pastel celebration of hues and a highly climactic sound design.
It was indeed a different kind of CCDC seen on stage that night. It was a piece performed that has been inclined to "life" and alongside EDC, they have definitely put justice to this performance. As its debut in Hong Kong has ended, "Season(s) will be coming to Brisbane, Darwin, and Beijing soon.