This is Wan Chai
Wan Chai Station
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“This is Wan Chai” is an observation of the theatrical stage that everyday life presents, as seen through the lens of magical realism. Images of Wan Chai’s iconic heritage are enriched by the performances of over 40 principal, soloist, coryphée and corps de ballet dancers from the Hong Kong Ballet as well as members of the public. Spanning a length of approximately 150 metres, the artwork reimagines and reinvents the station as a public space at the heart of the local community. In this way, the station is transformed into a living stage of choreographed street scenes that commuters play their part in as they pass through.
“This is Wan Chai” is part of the “Moving Cities” series. Commissioned by MTR Corporation and jointly initiated with Hong Kong Design Centre, it was made in collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet, Treacle Media, UK’s Department for International Trade and Conran + Partners. Moving Cities is part of an on-going global inventory of film and photographic work in which world cities are transcribed through dance.