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WSD2017|Shelf Life
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Emerging Designers

Hong Kong

Ka Ho Chan

Shelf Life

Selected Category: Lighting Design

Category: Lighting Design

Design Statement


We are losing FREEDOM, which is something we are born with.
We used hourglass with sand coming off to the ground to represent different time zone, revealing the masked layer of the TIME. We also used Kabuki Drop as a way to break the TIME.
Light plays a vital role in the piece of dance. By using strong intensity fixture to represent the force from universe; by using different colour temperature light source to create different dimension of space; by using different type of light source (LED tube, MR16 birdie light, Torch, Set practical light) to differentiate the space; by live operatation of the light, ensemble with the dancers, the dance piece Shelf Life is lively presented to the audience. Shelf Life is a part of the program of 27th Macau Arts Festival 2016. We then brought it back to Hong Kong Cattle Depot Theatre in June. Many pleasant reviews and comments are received.


Ka Ho Chan

Ivan Chan is a freelance lighting designer based in Hong Kong, China. Ivan has collaborated with theatre directors, choreographers, theatre artists and visual artists. Ivan has designed for Musical, Dance, Drama, Physical theatre, Concert and Chinese Opera.
Recently designs include Shelf Life (2014&2016) with MW-Dance, choreographed by Tracy Wong & Mao Wei, which entered the final selection of WSD 2017; People’s Hero (2016) with Comuna de Pedra, Macau, a physical theatre performance directed by Jenny Mok and Larry Ng, of which, Ivan worked as a Scenographer collaborating with the two who were also the actors; Back to the 80’s (2016) with Theatre Valley & Focus Theatre, directed by Chan Wing Chuen, which is a music theatre performance reminiscing the golden age of band music in HK; Malade J+ (2016) with The Autistic Genius, directed by Rex Chiu, is a musical mixing with street dance with dirty fantasy; Book of Esther, Book of Ruth, Book of Samson (2014-2016) with Sky Theatre Creative, musical directed by Charles Chan, is a series of Bible stories performed by many talented HK and Macau teenage students.
Ivan Chan studied Lighting Design in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts graduated in Year 2014.

Email Address: khchan.ivan@gmail.com

Theatre Company MW-Dance

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-04-30

The Premiere Space of Production Old Court Building, Macau

Author NA

Director/ Choreographer Wong Choi Si & Mao Wei

Set Designer Whole Team

Lighting Designer Ivan Chan Ka Ho

Costume Designer Wong Choi Si & Mao Wei

Sound Designer Hanson Tsang Hang Sing

Projection and Multi-Media Designer NA

Other Creative Collaborator/s Justin Chow Man Hing (Installation Artist)
Pen Ng Ka Chun (Collaborative Artist)