[中][ENG] 邱加希：一往無前的步行者 KT Yau Ka-hei: An Invincible Roamer
邱加希KT Yau Ka-hei; 攝Photo: WORLDWIDE DANCER PROJECT
The Starting Point: A Man in White
Having lived in Sham Tseng since junior high school, K.T. Yau Ka-hei, the Emerging Choreographer laureate of this year’s Hong Kong Dance Awards, chose it as the place for the shooting location of this interview. As if the commander of an expedition, the petite young woman leads us to a roundabout in Ting Kau. Sneaking past a long narrow staircase, we arrive to a hidden spot of charm under a flyover, one of her treasured secret bases.
The shooting lasts for two hours as Yau changes in and out of costumes and wigs, and just as we finish, the afternoon sunshine becomes less scorching. Yau wants us to have a look at “other nice shooting places” on our way back, so we follow her lead, and visit sites including “the tree in the story of Snow White”, “the vacant beautiful beach arrived by running down”, and “the mansion with floor-to-ceiling windows whose dwellers never show up”. Walking on the never-ending Castle Peak Road for half an hour, we at last come to her final spot: Airport Core Program Exhibition Center.
Yau runs to the garden of the Exhibition Center, glances through the binoculars provided on the rooftop and beckons us to do so as well. Looking through the lens, at the farthermost horizon out into the sea, the Ma Wan Channel first comes into our vision; in front of it is the bustling Tsing Ma Bridge, with cargo ships stacked with all sorts of containers sailing slowly nearby.
“Can you see it?”
“There is a man in white approaching the container on the freighter. Can you spot him?”
In such a big world, what catches the attention of this young post-1990s choreographer most is still the existence of “man”.
//終於抵達她的壓軸景點：機場核心計劃展覽中心。 we at last come to her final spot: Airport Core Program Exhibition Center.//
攝Photo: 羅妙妍 Miu Law
Furthering Upslope: Productions with Experience
“I love walking.” Yau announces, and her predilection turns the interview into a long-distance roaming through the city starting from Sham Tseng. “I am a restless person who cannot tolerate doing the same thing, but walking to a destination is distinct. On the way are different people and cars passing by; I can see different things owing to the subtle changes.”