(左Left) 奧里‧康坤拉（法國／老撾）Olé Khamchanla (France/Laos); (右Right) 皮歇‧克朗淳（泰國）Pichet Klunchun (Thailand) 攝Photo: N. Jirasatit; 圖片由新視野藝術節 Photo provided by New Vision Arts Festival
Compared to the English title Negotiation, the Chinese title can be understood literally as “clashing on clashing”, giving off more energy and power. Ole Khamchanla and Pichet Klunchun, two dancer-choreographers from Laos and Thailand respectively, will reveal their own talents at a radiant dance show during the New Vision Arts Festival in November.
The “clash” doesn’t only refer to dancers from different cultural backgrounds, but also the different dance genres: Khon and hip hop. With a history of hundreds of years, Khon has a fixed formula so every move is meticulous; while hip hop dance focuses on intuition and spontaneity – tradition becomes a limit. The fundamental differences of the two dance genres provide possibilities for the two dancers: they can echo each other, interact with each other, or even suspect and fight with each other. If they respect each other too much, the show will become boring; whilst the drama from “clashing” can be interesting.
(左Left) 皮歇‧克朗淳（泰國）Pichet Klunchun (Thailand) (右Right) 奧里‧康坤拉（法國／老撾）Olé Khamchanla (France/Laos);
攝Photo: C. Rausch; 圖片由新視野藝術節 Photo provided by New Vision Arts Festival
As duets are mostly performed by a man and a woman, I look forward to the male duo in this collaboration. The dancers’ bodies will clash and exude power, adding colours to the piece. Negotiation has no intention to talk about an over-complicated story, so the presentation of the dancers’ movement becomes critical. From the intimacy, separation, and the distance somewhere in between the dancers on the stage, the audience will reflect on themselves and on the surroundings, which may inspire resonance and thoughts within them.
Have you ever been indulged in a relationship? Have you met a person who is completely different from you, yet equally unforgettable? At a glance, Negotiation illustrates the difference between the dance genres and dancers, but in a broader sense, it is about the inevitable life scenarios for all of us.
編舞／演出Choreographers & Performers: 奧里‧康坤拉（法國／老撾）Olé Khamchanla (France/Laos), 皮歇‧克朗淳（泰國）Pichet Klunchun (Thailand)
香港大會堂劇院 Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
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