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"nobody but a princess…" by phase7 at World Cultures Festival 2019 – The Nordics in Hong Kong

10-07-2019 01:45 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: phase7 performing.arts

The impressive play of coulours enchants the audience.

The impressive play of coulours enchants the audience.

This November, World Cultures Festival 2019 – The Nordics is staging "nobody but a princess…" by phase7 performing.arts Berlin. This open-air extravaganza will unfold in front of Hong Kong’s famous skyline at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Kowloon.

"nobody but a princess…" is a high-tech feast inspired by Danish novelist H. C. Andersen’s fairytale. A modern-day princess, on her journey to young adulthood, discovers a world of wonders as she is trying to realize her dreams.

At the centre of this production is its highly immersive set – a 360 degree-viewable 3D dome with a kinetic sculpture, beautifully lit up by dazzling lights.

Under the direction of Sven Sören Beyer, "nobody but a princess…" explores what an H.C. Andersen fairytale would be like in our times. Travelling across a world of fantasy, the modern punk princess meets mystical creatures, spectacular wonders and her very own “prince”.

The international cast includes esteemed artists from Germany, young talents from Denmark, and dancers from our partners at the Hong Kong Ballet.

Newly composed rock songs by celebrated guitarist Uwe Bossert (band Reamonn) will be performed by our heroine from Denmark: the 17-year-old Marie Schou, discovered at the Royal Danish Ballet School, perfectly represents the rebellious princess of the 21st century. Jacob Zinn, her friend and prince in the story, has varied talents as both a musical performer and the frontman of a well-known hard rock band in Denmark.

Dates: 8/9/10 November, 2019
Time: 7pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
Location: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Kowloon, Hong Kong

phase7 homepage:

World Cultures Festival 2019 – The Nordics:

The Cast
Creative Director : Sven Sören Beyer
Composition: Uwe Bossert & Nicole Milik
Arrangement & Laser Harp: Christian Steinhäuser / Max Trieder
Dramaturgy: Christiane Neudecker
Choreography: Lydia Klement
Singers: Marie Schou & Jacob Zinn
Dancers: from the Hong Kong Ballet
Acrobats: Toan Le, Ferenc Heinrich & Milu Chuh (The Funky Monkeys)
Light Design: Henning Schletter
Costume Design: Pedro Richter
Technical Director: Steffen Fuchs
Technical Assistance: Robert Price
Show Flow Director: Peter Brix
Project Management: Miriam Schmitt
Project Assistance: Marieke Janssen

World Cultures Festival 2019 – The Nordics
The World Cultures Festival (WCF) is organised and curated by the Festivals Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the HKSAR Government. Since 2005, WCF has already journeyed through Latin America, the Mediterranean, Silk Road, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa, to feature cultural gems of the respective regions. This year, the Nordic edition showcases a rich array of programmes spanning music, theatre, dance, circus and multimedia from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland. With long histories, varied cultures and unique value systems, the Nordics hold a great fascination for Hong Kong people, prompting us to reflect on our own lifestyle and our relations with the environment at large.

Hong Kong Ballet
One of Asia’s premier ballet companies, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognised as a vibrant arts institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Established in 1979 and led by Artistic Director Septime Webre, HKB has a dynamic repertoire performed by nearly 50 dancers from all over the globe and award-winning education and community programmes. With almost 50 international tours, the Company has won recognition from critics and fans both at home and abroad. Its diverse repertoire includes classic and modern masterpieces, original full-length ballets created for the Company, an interactive ballet series for younger fans and groundbreaking dance by today’s most sought-after choreographers, including Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylian, Nacho Duato and Trey McIntyre, among others.

Joe Pagel

phase7 performing.arts GmbH+
Hauptstraße 13
10317 Berlin

About phase7 performing.arts
The interdisciplinary artist network was founded in 1999 by media artist Sven Sören Beyer. Their works effectively combine classical performing arts with latest technologies. Close collaboration among software specialists, media artists, designers and composers has brought about a wide range of output, such as media installations, video & dance performances, and digital operas (e.g. Himmelsmechanik in Deutsche Oper Berlin 2013). Productions by phase7 have been featured at Hong Kong’s New Vision Arts Festival, Shanghai Arts Festival, and Festspillen i Bergen. phase7 was chosen by the German Government to direct the 25th anniversary commemorations of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as the final show for the 25th anniversary of the German Unity Day in Frankfurt 2015 on behalf of the Hessian State Government. They also performed the opening and closing programmes at the Capitals of Culture Plovdiv 2019, Umea 2014 and Stavanger 2008.

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