Hong Kong Ballet teams up with M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture which opens this autumn, along with ADM Capital Foundation, HK2050isNOW and CWR, to present : Beyond Carbon: The Climate Change Project. This ground-breaking interdisciplinary immersive experience includes a series of thought-provoking world premieres by international and Hong Kong choreographers that explore the timely topic of climate change. An explosion of ideas and creativity, this bold fusion of inspiring dance, talks and workshops takes place throughout M+’s iconic new Herzog & de Meuron designed building in the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Dutch-based American Stephen Shropshire’s intriguing new work How to Mourn a Glacier explores the loss of one of nature’s truly remarkable phenomena by soulfully blending drama with powerful movement. With his fiercely compelling The Lost Season set to Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons, re-ordered and augmented with newly-commissioned electronic music, HKB’s Choreographer-in-Residence Hu Song Wei Ricky ponders the ways in which our weather is changing due to how we are treating our planet. Septime Webre and Hong Kong-based physical theatre director Ata Wong co-curate a vibrant new Polar Cap Cabaret, inspired by Homer’s epic The Odyssey.
Beyond Carbon: The Climate Change Project will be entirely free to visitors to M+. Together we hope to inspire members of our community to take steps now to confront the threats we face and ensure a better future for us all.