E-Side Dance Company
Established in 1988 by Yu Yan-wah, Jacky
As one of the most representative contemporary dance organisations in Hong Kong, E-Side aims to create original dance theatre productions and to provide a platform for dance creation. It emphasises the importance of nurturing the aesthetics of the younger generations and cultural exchange among Asian dancers. Presents dance productions of international standards every year
Received 2006 Hong Kong Dance Awards – Choreography Award for its production Toppling the World and 2012 Hong Kong Dance Awards – Outstanding Services to Dance
Dedicated educator providing various kinds of dance courses to encourage all walks of life to enjoy the delights of dancing. To further promote performing arts in the communities, E-Side organises educational outreach programmes to reach a wider audience and get more people involved in dance
Converging Beams was an extolled work that premiered in 2011 and re-ran in 2015. It became one of the representative works choreograhed by Jacky Yu. Layers on the stage were constructed with the transmission of light beams, accentuated by light-emitting props designed by Jacky Yu and physical movements to reveal imagery of illumination.
From solo, duet, trio to ensemble performances, this work displays intelligent and intricate visual aesthetics emerging from diverse combinations: smooth yet complex movement structures and glimmered light beams transforming into energy that flows between brightness and rhythmic variations on stage.