"Lingering Games" is a group devised physical theatre project. Working with 8 creative artists including choreographers, theatre physical actors, contemporary dancers, visual artist, improvised musician and theatre practitioners, director/scenographer Cao Cong directed and designed the performance to reveal our wonderings in the impermanent life and create a complex game of recurring life routines woven by internal desire. In the first phase, Cao experimented the concept with MA Design for Stage, Puppetry and Performance Art students of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in a collaborative project "(dis) placed", a creative team was then formed to start devising with space, objects and other beings. Live composed music was introduced in the third stage while we gradually found the performing language and lifted it to a more precise structure. This is where "Lingering Games" comes into shape.
A Verse Unbound production in collaboration with Clart Project.
Director/Scenographer Cao Cong was born in China, and currently is studying in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She is a visual artist and performance director who investigates the connection between human body and social phenomenon and the permanent immanent philosophy behind their relationship, she manipulates the interconnected relationship of body, associated martial and space to visualize complex relational narratives. Her work includes performance art, theatre design, mobile installation, performing photography and video art. Cao Cong’s work has been performed in Hockney Gallery of RCA London, Siobhan Davies Studio, LCC & RCSSD. www.congcongcao.com
Director/Scenographer/Concept/Performer:Cao Cong Choreographer/Performer: Rob McNeill, Robin Khor Yong Kuan, Ewa Limanówka, Holly Rush, Paulína Šmatláková Visual Director:Weiman Live Musician/Composer: Cos Chapman Producer/Performer:Xinyi Shen General Manager: Zhe Cui
Photo Credit: Cao Di
Special Notes 注意事項
■ The age guidance for this production is 12+. 建議12歲以上觀眾觀賞 ■ Performed without intermission. 無中場休息。