The city of Hong Kong is one of the main sources of inspiration behind IRISdancewear. My life here, my friends, the people I dance with, my neighbors, and the anonymous Hongkongers with whom I interact on a daily basis give shape to this wonderful experience of living and working in Hong Kong. This is just the first part of an ongoing series of photo shoots that aim to portray Hong Kong's local life as seen through dance. The businesses that I've captured are a big part of my life in this city in different ways. Some of them are located...
The Triadic Ballet is all about functionality. A concept that became the norm during modernity. After the War societies were craving something different beyond mere decorations. I had the chance to discover in person the costumes of the Triadic Ballet when the dancers of Bayerisches Staatsballett II performed in Hong Kong during the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2017.
It was am absolute privilege having the chance to take part in a special masterclass on the Triadic Ballet. Led by Artistic director Ivan Liska and ballet mistress Colleen Scott, we learned the basic principles of choreographic movements behind the iconic Triadic Ballet.
Germany company Bayersiches Staatsballett commissioned Japanese designer Tomio Mohri to create the costumes and the set for their ballet show La Bayadère. It was a privilege having the chance to visit the backstage and see the costumes in person a few hours before I watched the show in Hong Kong. The costumes are true pieces of art. Simply ravishing!