CAS 'PROJECT NEW MOON'
CAS ‘Project New Moon’ features commissioned contemporary music and dance premieres from choreographers Julia Cheng and Quang Kien Van, and composers Ruth Chan and Andy Leung, during Chinese New Year.*
In December 2013, China’s Chang-e Mission landed on the moon, sending its Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover exploring over its surface. ChineseArtsSpace.org invited artists to reflect on the moon, a traditional source of inspiration for poets but also symbolic of humanity’s quest to understand our relationship to the universe.
Julia Cheng’s Silver Moon trio explores roundness, harmony and the challenge of healing broken connections. Quang Kien Van’s Lunar Orbits trio mines ancient mysteries and moon myths, with music by Philip Feeney. Ruth Chan’s Moon Magmatism quintet asks why humanity has always been drawn to the moon, and how science and space travel is helping to unravel the moon’s mysteries. Andy Leung’s The New Opium duet for electronics, ‘erhu’ Chinese violin and video, examines society's obsession with mass media communication and addiction to the internet.
Project New Moon is the culmination of a 6 months artists and youth arts development initiative by CAS called Autumn Moon, funded by Arts Council England and sponsored by Shaftesbury PLC, supported by Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance,
Ruth Chan - Moon's Magmatism: http://youtu.be/XmaTVblz7qs
Andy Leung - The New Cola: http://youtu.be/y4GxKYVTAIQ
Julia Cheng - Silver Moon: http://youtu.be/cQHKQ7_coUk
Quang Kien Van - Lunar Orbits: http://youtu.be/tfhRylvrKY4
20 February 2015, 7.30pm
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Box Office: 020 7613 7498
21 February 2015, 7.30pm
Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
Box Office: 020 8692 4446
£12 / £10 concessions, advance bookings of 10+ are £8
Capacity is limited, so early booking is advised
*CAS reserves the right to change the line-up, due to unforeseen circumstances