A solo dance inspired by Jane’s late grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease, Void (Work in development), since its premiere last February, has undergone continual development to explore the struggle and helplessness of humanity in the face of physical and mental constraints, and diminishing freedom, but also its tenacity and courage under these challenging circumstances.
Void is inspired by Jane’s late grandmother and the older adults she met through community projects and hospital setting. Void explores emotions behind these personal stories; the uncontrollable constraints, be it physical, mental or circumstantial that were imposed on individuals who rise above the void. The piece reveals the beauty and brutality of human life: the strength and fragility, the joy and sorrow… and reminds us to take a moment to appreciate, to listen to one another and the stories they wish to tell, especially those who may be forgotten.
The evening is composed of two parts, the first being a half-hour solo of Void and the second another half-hour of storytelling. This is Jane’s commitment to the older adults she has met, to tell their stories so they will be remembered. At the end of the hour-long performance, there will be a meet-the-artist talk after the performance and Jane looks forward to dialoguing with the audience.
Choreography | Jane Chan
Music | Frankie Chan
Costume | Izzie Byers
Stage Manager | Karen Kwong
About Jane Chan
Based between London and Hong Kong, Jane is a dance artist trained in Kathak, contemporary dance, Chinese classical, Chinese folk dance and wing chun. Jane graduated from University of Surrey with BA (Hons) in Dance and Culture in 2012 and went on to gain a MA in Dance Cultures in 2013. She is an integral member of Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC) since 2014 and tours nationally and internationally. She began her Kathak training in 2008 under Amina Khayyam till today. In 2015, Jane founded Passion Project, her teaching initiative with the belief that the sheer joy of dancing is universal. In 2018, Jane took part in Our Death Won’t Hurt Anybody – Freely inspired by the Art of War by Sunzi (Part 1), co-commissioned by the GREC Festival de Barcelona and the West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, and is a collaboration between Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio and Teatro de los Sentidos.
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陳楨，出生於香港，現為常駐倫敦的舞者，接受了卡塔克舞 (Kathak)、芭蕾、現代舞、中國古典舞及民族舞訓練。她於2013年獲得英國薩里大學 (University of Surrey) 舞蹈文化碩士學位。自2014年起加入舞團Amina Khayyam Dance Company，並在英國，歐洲及其他國家和地區巡演，包括兩度於愛丁堡國際藝穗節 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival ... »