Photo by Mikael Buck

About the duo

Ghost and John are a Hongkongese multidisciplinary art duo based in London, working across dance, theatre and visual art. From Computer Science and Biology backgrounds, we investigate how art is being received by society and is the tool to uphold the freedom of expression, utilising digital interactive technology to influence theatre politics. They are a danceWEB scholarship recipient and a young choreographer in ATLAS at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 respectively. They have recently completed MA Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place. They are artist members of Chisenhale Dance Space, London and artists-in-residence at Live Art Development Agency, London.

Ghost and John's works around liminalities, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkongese and challenging new forms of arts, presented in theatres, studios, bars and clubs across London, Vienna and Hong Kong. Their works have been supported by Arts Council England, Creative Europe and Hong Kong Arts Development Agency and more. Their recent works include: Meniscus, a multimedia ensemble work, premiered at The Place, London;  I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED ..., a space-transforming work presented at ImPulsTanz, Vienna and The Place, London. 

“Highly engaged, emerging artist, whose creations are formally and content wise, cutting edge, examine amongst others other changing relationship with communication technology and also addressing some of the current political issues.” 

- Dr. Guy Cools, renowned Dance Dramaturg, Associate Professor in Dance Studies, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Netherlands and Guest Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

Growing up in Hong Kong, they were bombarded by cultures of surrounding East Asian countries and also western countries, together with its complex history as a British colony, their cultural and national identity has been very troubled and confused. In recent years, the issues of political oppression in Hong Kong has risen to international attention and became their main drive to make works that reflect on their perspective and archive this time of instability that we are all in. They focus on an experimental artistic practice that emphasises collaboration between artforms and audience experience. Through both the making and presenting of their works, they are constantly studying the post-colonial trauma of my city, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkongese and challenging new forms of arts. 

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Press

 

身處荒謬年代,別忘記呼吸 ── 在鏡中照見自身的舞蹈詩 (Review)
聞如 - 立場新聞 - 24 August 2020

Exploring the Hongkonger identity through physical creativity (Feature)

MehPorpor - We Are HKers - 10 July 2020

從倫敦跳到網絡 互動遊戲劇場 點睇由觀眾話事 (專訪)

林喜兒 - 明報 副刊文化 - 26 June 2020

 

《Meniscus Going Online》多國舞者網上同步 舞蹈表演online新體驗 (Feature)

Sandra Lam - The Culturist 文化者 - 17 June 2020

#WeRNotVirus with Moongate Productions (Reviews and Mention)

From Page to Stage - 16 June 2020

ThisWeekLondon - 5 June 2020

Performing ‘Home’ - Hongkongese contemporary art duo Ghost and John (Feature)

Sandra Lam - 15 June 2020

Dancing Towards A Convergent Path (Feature)

HKUST Alumni Kaleidoscope - 19 Mar 2020​

'Freedom Hi' with Papergang Theatre at Vault Festival (Reviews)

Mike Wells - The Reviews Hub (UK) - 12 Mar 2020

Amber Pathak - The Play's The Thing (UK) - 13 Mar 2020
Lyn Gardner - Stagedoor (UK) - 13 Mar 2020
Ava Wong Davies - The Stage (UK) - 13 Mar 2020

Keith Mckenna - British Theatre Guide (UK) - 13 Mar 2020

‘Skirmishes’ Ghost and John with Angela Hui at The Place (Review)

Jenny Gilbert and Abbie Jones - The Place Blog (UK) - 9 Jan 2020

3個眾籌學費追夢的少年:「一早有心理準備去銀行盡借。」(Feature)
The Culturist專訪 - 11 Jul 2018 

 

3青年放下工作 舞出夢想 (港聞)

晴報 (HK) - 13 Aug 2018

Showcase: Dance trio find a way to make dancing their full-time career (Feature)

SCMP Youngpost - 8 Sep 2018

中文版

鬼與約翰Ghost and John是香港雙人藝術組合,現居於倫敦。作品涵蓋多個領域,包括舞蹈、劇場和視覺藝術。二人分別來自電腦工程以及生物學背景,擅於運用數碼互動科技於舞台,探討藝術作為一種反抗的方式於社會的作用。2019年他們在維也納國際舞蹈節ImPulsTanz擔任ATLAS年輕編舞家,並同時獲得 danceWEB獎學金。他們最近於倫敦當代舞學院完成當代舞碩士課程,同時是Chisenhale Dance Space藝術家成員、Live Art Development Agency駐留藝術家。

 

近年,香港的情況受到國際關注,成為二人的創作動力,希望以身體紀錄所思所想。他們注重藝術的實驗性,強調不同藝術形式之間的碰撞交流,關注觀眾的觀感體驗。藉著創作和演出,他們持績研究香港的後殖民時代創傷,對香港人的身份文化認同發出叩問,同時挑戰藝術的界限。 

 
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