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A Solo Dance The Encounter of Man and Time
Shoved and dislocated, I was squeezed –
I keep searching for my refuge on the time-space slideway
Does it really exist, that existence under siege
With time as the theme, independent choreographer Lai Tak-wai stages the fluctuation of life in the crevice of time. Being crushed with oppression and weighed down by time, will individual alone be destined to suffer yet another defeat?
A full length solo work created by Lai Tak-wai in 2017, So Low was restaged at the City Contemporary Dance Festival in November of the same year. In 2018, the piece was featured at internationale tanzmesse nrw in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Biography of Lai Tak-wai:
Lai Tak-wai graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in modern dance. During his study, he was awarded several scholarships including Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship (2000-2002), Dean of Dance School Scholarship (2002), The Spring-Time Scholarship (2001) and Carl Wolz Memorial Scholarship. In 2002, he was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance Fund Scholarship to further his studies at the National Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Paris. He then joined the Junior Ballet Contemporain in Paris for the 2002/03 season. He has performed widely in Hong Kong and travelled to Macau, Singapore, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Brussels for overseas tour with the Academy.
He taught at numerous groups, including the Modern Dance Diploma Program in the Guangdong Dance School, CCDC Dance Centre and Modern Dance Animateur Scheme. He also participated in various productions in Hong Kong such as Legacy, The Rite of Spring, A brave world of Suzie Wong and B. O.B*. Lai was a full-time dancer at Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 2005 and joined City Contemporary Dance Company between 2008 and 2014.