Dance, Film, Festival

Cineda:ns – Hybrid Motion (2019)

Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: curated by Cinemovement
  • Date:
    14 Oct 2021
  • Time:
    8:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Duration:
    1h 15min
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Admission:
    Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $12

    Package of 4:$50
    Applicable across all Cineda:ns films (Being Jérôme Bel, Hybrid Motion & Body-Buildings)

    Esplanade&Me Specials
    Black & White: 15% savings
    Discover: 10% savings (limited tickets)

  • Advisory:
    Recommended for 21 years and above.


Running the gamut of hybrid documentary, speculative portraiture, interpretive romance and improvisational works, Hybrid Motion is a series of creative encounters and collaborations between dance artists and filmmakers from Singapore and Hong Kong. In this interdisciplinary discourse, the films explore dialogues between construction and spontaneity, calculation and instinct, camera and body, as well as art and life.

Till Then, Awakening in a Dream (2019)
Director: Liao Jiekai
Dance Artist: Mui Cheuk-yin
Singapore, Hong Kong
Duration: 24mins

Mui Cheuk Yin's dance solo Awakening in a Dream is a career-defining, ever-evolving piece that has been performed numerous times over three decades. In this short, multiple incarnations of the work are performed, filmed, spoken and taught as they are examined by visual poet/filmmaker Liao Jiekai.

Fish (2019)
Directors: Russell Morton and Max Kin-wai Lee
Dance Artist: Max Kin-wai Lee
Singapore, Hong Kong
Duration: 14mins

Max Lee and Russell Morton explore the idea of mortality through looping and repetition. The experimental short features 10 scenarios, using fish as a symbolic connection.

Someday I Will Become a Rock (2019)
Directors: Cheuk Cheung and Elysa Wendi
Dance Artist: Elysa Wendi
Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 19mins

We see a rock
It transcends languages and cultures
It traverses time and space
Perhaps it has its own nature and memories

Through the lens of dance, Cheuk Cheung and Elysa Wendi investigate the evolving character of one's roots, nature and memories following migration.

Ward 11 (2019)
Director: Tsang Tsui Shan
Dance Artist: Aaron Khek Ah-hock, Ix Wong Thien-pau
Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 17mins

Aloneness is not the same as loneliness. Beneath the white sheets of Ward 11, a tale of forbidden, unconditional love unfurls. A pair of lovers are caught between dreams and reality, where they are together always, yet forever apart. Through their shadows, we encounter their dance while trekking the terrains of their adventures. The lovers listen, whisper, even at the dullest moments, as the words of love and conversations continue to flow, and as laughter fills the ward.

Cineda:ns – Hybrid Motion (2019)