Eaton HK presents 24 Hours in Movement: Pegged Legs, Hooked Hands, Hong Kong’s first 24 hours movement and dance festival.
Curated by Alice Rensy, the festival features performances by more than 40 artists from Hong Kong and overseas throughout an entire day of dance, film, music, literature and other dramatic showpieces.
Unlike a typical theatre performance, the programme for 24 Hours in Movement: Pegged Legs, Hooked Hands spans throughout the Eaton HK building continuously. Embracing the site-specific context of each performance within a public environment is artistically at the centre of the programme, fostering a unique relationship between artists, audience and passers-by as the day unfolds.
From 7.00am guests can watch sunrise by the flamingo-studded swimming pool on 21st floor over hot coffee. Dance and drama performances will then follow each other, encouraging the audience to travel around the hotel throughout the day. Highlights include parkour during breakfast; acrobatics and Cantonese opera at The Astor 普慶 over dinner, a special section on love and instability within families at 逸東軒 Yat Tung Heen, dramatic readings in Tomorrow Maybe; a partnership with Hong Kong Ballet, a classical performance by Cambodia’s only gay dance troupe, and much more.
At 5pm, ‘For The Record’ – an open-call “two on two” street dance competition takes place at the Eaton HK Ballroom ‘Maggie.’ Featuring 3x World Champion B-boy Ben BoxWon Barnes and an array of top-level performers from Hong Kong’s street dance community as judges, the event utilizes the Hip-Hop principles of “peace, unity, love and having fun,” to highlight talent across dance disciplines, both foreign and local. The competition will go on until a winner is crowned in the finals at 9pm, after which the party continues all night long in the hotel at Terrible Baby.
24 Hours in Movement: Pegged Legs, Hooked Hands programme aims to reveal beauty in hidden places, and at the same time take a step back to look at how we are being shaped by and responding to our environments.
Eaton HK 首次舉辦長達24小時的多元化舞蹈及動態表演
由Alice Rensy所策劃，43位來自香港及海外的表演者將全日無間斷地於酒店各個角落作出不同現場表演。與一般劇院表演不同，24 Hours in Movement: Pegged Legs, Hooked Hands的節目將遍及Eaton HK各個角落，並包含各種藝術元素，如電影、音樂、手語，以及著名文學：以表演方式閱讀出啟發該計劃的文學作品中的摘錄。
於下午5時，在Eaton HK 2樓宴會廳 Maggie﹝玉﹞舉行的＂For The Record — Two on two＂街頭舞蹈比賽，一個結合香港文化經典視覺元素以及現代文化舞蹈形式的表演，而比賽將由本地著名表演者Fifty、Ho Tung、Lok和Yelo Jam以及國際知名、來自美國的Bred2Burn創始人和城市舞蹈與教育聯合會董事會成員Ben“ BOXWON” Barnes評選。比賽將一直進行到晚上9時入圍賽，然後再在Eaton HK著名的四樓露天露台酒吧和音樂室Terrible Baby中進行現場音樂和舞蹈表演。
Saturday 14, December 2019
From 7am-Midnight, Consult schedule for specific performances
*** General Admission is Free, Please RSVP on Eventbrite to Guarantee your spot!
** Attending ‘For The Record Street Dance Competition’ = $100
* To view the mealtime performances please make a reservation at The Astor 普慶 and 逸東軒 Yat Tung Heen accordingly on Dec 14.
Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
FOR THE RECORD
Hong Kong Ballet
HOGHE + SCHULTE GbR
THE LITERARY FESTIVAL