CAN is creating HOME X, a new digital performance, commissioned by British Council Hong Kong for the Spark Festival 2021

CAN artists are working together simultaneously in the UK and Hong Kong to create two interactive free public performances on 23 October 2021.

Audiences enter a virtual world as an avatar that changes and grows as it interacts with this strangely familiar but altered place full of trees, flowers and birdsong. In this virtual world they encounter characters created by the dancers and singer, performing together live using VR technology. No longer either in Hong Kong or the UK, we all exist together in this virtual third space.

Home X explores themes of roots and belonging, destruction and renewal. What happens when you tear up your roots and move away. What is lost and what can be made again? Where, or what is home?

Original music by CAN Artistic Director An-Ting Chang and choreography by Si Rawlinson in the UK joins choreography by Suen Nam and the voice of Lam Wing Wing in Hong Kong. The virtual environment is designed by Donald Shek and holoportation technology developed by Ian Gallagher in the UK.

Spark Festival 2021 PROGRAMME

  • 21 October Panel Discussion 8 am UK/ 3 pm HK

with An-Ting Chang, Ian Gallagher, Donald Shek, Don’t Believe in Style, Lam Wing Wing

  • 23 October Performances 12:30 pm & 3 pm UK/ 7:30 pm & 10 pm HK

FREE but registration required:

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Creating connections across cultures. From 20-23 October 2021, The British Council Hong Kong will be hosting a series of online events across art, music, dance, education and more.

Celebrating connections and inclusion, SPARK offers a platform for cultural exchange between Hong Kong and the UK by showcasing the best of Digital culture amongst its creative partners, 



Director/Composer: An-Ting Chang 

Creative Technologist: Ian Gallagher

Designer: Donald Shek 

Choreographer/Dancer: Si Rawlinson

Assistant Director: Anna Clart


Choreographer/Dancer: Suen Nam 

Singer: Colette Wing Wing Lam 

Tech Partner: Don’t Believe in Style 


Produced by: Chinese Arts Now

Commissioned by: British Council Hong Kong

Sponsored by: Hong Kong Economics and Trading Office

Realtime streaming technology supported by Millicast



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