Moving a memory

A breathing space

Gymnasiums involve scheduled exercises and body movements that activate a wide range of emotions – a space charged with fear, joy and potential freedom.

Moving a memory, a Hong Kong–Nordic co-production, is a performance plus exhibition created for gymnasiums and other physical learning spaces. Convoi Exceptionnel explores experiences and memories connected with these spaces where our bodies are trained, challenged and disciplined.

“In the Nordics, the gymnasium is a symbol of physical fitness and an architectural manifestation of public health. We challenged the space’s authority and gave it a poetic language. The studio at Kwai Tsing Theatre allows us to unearth yet a new dimension in Moving a memory that the gymnasium cannot offer…”

─ Stage director Jon R. Skulberg and dance artist Wayson Poon

Concept / Space / Stage Direction: Jon R. Skulberg
Choreography: Wayson Poon
Installation: Maiken Bent
Composition / Live Music: Paul Yip
Dancers: Wayson Poon, Kingsan Lo, Paul Lee Pui-wo/Linette Stamp Christensen
Dramaturge: Astrid Hansen Holm
Creative Producers: Lene Bang (Denmark) & Carrol Ho (Hong Kong, China)

2021 June: PASSAGE Festival, Helsingør, Denmark
2021 June: Copenhagen, Denmark
2021 November: New Vision Arts Festival, Hong Kong, China
2023 September: Aarhus, Denmark

“Wayson Poon’s dreamy and playful choreography removes for a while the force of gravity, well helped along the way by Paul Yip’s meditative composition and soft soundscape”

“Moving a memory is truly a peculiar cultural experience that makes your day. A meditative oasis that reminds us of another dimension of life that we all too often forget to be in touch with”

Supported by: Danish Arts Foundation, Arts Council Norway, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Cultural Foundation, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation and City of Aarhus