A Fading Flower

Maurice LAI

Taiwan〡2020〡Exp〡Color, B&W〡5 min〡Cantonese
✧ National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), 2020 Taiwan Dance Platform
✧ 11th International Dancefilmfestival Brussels

Are we unable to go back?

Director

Maurice LAI

Born and raised in Hong Kong, an MFA graduate of the School of Film and TV at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2020, he sets up HoShunKing Artistic Workshop in Taiwan. He teaches in the School of Dance of TNUA as an adjunct associate professor. Maurice received THE HONG KONG DANCE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DANCE in 2015 and OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN with Australian choreographer-cum-dance filmmaker Sue Healey for ON VIEW: HONG KONG in 2018 and for ON VIEW: PANORAMIC SUITE in 2022 produced by West Kowloon Cultural District. In 2017, he received the CITY CONTEMPORARY DANCE LAUREATE from City Contemporary Dance Company.

11.05 ㊅ 10:20〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
同場放映:《牽亡》《家庭旅行》
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這是一個肢體與世界的對話,從香港跨過來臺南,再從臺南呼喊回去香港,抗爭是真的,渺小卻也是事實,但願我們都能透過海的連結、地景的延伸,再次用我們的肢體,舞出我們的心裡話。

“Are we unable to go back?” This was my biggest feeling when I was shooting. This work was produced in Hong Kong and Tainan. From the Umbrella Movement in 2014 to the anti-extradition ordinance movement in Hong Kong in 2019 until now, Hong Kong people are fighting for their rights and freedoms and will never look back. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I bid farewell to the place where I lived for more than 40 years and settled in Tainan in 2019. My wife was born and raised in Tainan. She left her hometown to study and work in Hong Kong at the age of 19. After living in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, she followed me back to her hometown to live. We looked back at the other side, and the feeling filled our hearts again. In 2020, I created this work in the form of dance film.

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