Choreography: Sang Jijia
Dramaturgy: Janice POON (By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts)
Original Music: Dickson Dee
Video Direction: Oliver SHING
Set and Lighting Design (Original): Leo CHEUNG
Set and Lighting Design: Lawmanray
Costume Design: Cindy HO Pui-shan
Sound Design: Anthony YEUNG
These days, you are the watcher and you are also being watched. But if something is captured on film, does it mean it is necessarily true? What is the camera doing? Is it protecting, exploiting or manipulating?
Co-created by CCDC resident choreographer Sang Jijia and award-winning playwright Janice Poon, Mr Blank is a dance theatre experience that boldly challenges the use of surveillance cameras in our everyday lives. Our world is like a giant film studio. Every moment is recorded. Everyone is used to being watched. One Mr Blank after another looks for his own self in the traces left behind in this enclosed space. Enter the camera through the cracks in Mr Blank’s memory. Take on the powers that see everything. Mr Blank premiered in 2018, and now returns in an extended form with a new set and stage configuration.
This production includes high intensity lighting and video effects (including strobe lighting).