Project Description

STONES OF VENICE
《威尼斯石頭記》

“Architecture, physics and philosophy warp the mind of history’s greatest Emperor”

“建築、物理與哲學,扭轉歷史上最偉大君主的思維”

Part of ReNew Vision and presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong.

Fall into the head of Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan to experience this mind-blowing moment of transcendental understanding. In a perpetual conversation with Venetian explorer and philosopher Marco Polo – a dialogue that has spanned centuries – the pair have variously discussed the meaning of the Empire, the fabric of the universe and the nature of existence. As they transcend their own time and find themselves in our present day, Marco offers Kublai a radical new perspective on the world: that it is not stones but stories that hold the cities of the world together.

Inspired by Invisible Cities – a hybrid theatre/dance piece from 59 Productions and Rambert – Stones of Venice is a digital glimpse of the world that will be brought to life live on stage next year for the 2021 New Vision Arts Festival.

Conceived and Created by 59 Productions in collaboration with Jeffrey Shaw and City University of Hong Kong.

Commissioned by New Vision Arts Festival.

香港康樂及文化事務署主辦「更新視野」節目之一。

試想像戴上VR目鏡,潛入元世祖忽必烈的大腦,經歷一趟震撼人心、超脫凡俗的頓悟!威尼斯航海家、哲學家馬可孛羅擅長說故事,與大汗一談便是數個世紀,廣論帝國的涵義、宇宙的肌理,以至萬物存在的本質。二人穿越時代來到今天,哲人顛覆了帝王的世界觀:把不同城市連成一線的並非石頭,而是故事。

劇場/舞蹈作品《看不見的城市》由「59製作」及蘭伯特舞蹈團攜手打造,定於2021年新視野藝術節搬演。創作團隊從中取材,率先炮製數碼虛擬實境新作《威尼斯石頭記》,讓觀眾先睹為快。

構思及創作:59製作

聯合製作:邵志飛、香港城市大學

新視野藝術節委約

Official Website

Trailer

預告

Behind the Scenes

幕後花絮

Credits

Directed by

Lysander Ashton &
Leo Warner

Motion Capture

Jeffrey Shaw &
City University of Hong Kong

Staging

Rambert

Direction, Design, Animation & VR Development

59 Productions

Screenplay

Lolita Chakrabarti

Music

Dustin O’Halloran &
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie for
A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Lead Designer

Nicol Scott

Choreography

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Sound

Gareth Fry

Casting

Sam Jones CDG

Cantonese Voice-over Director

Wong Wing-sze

CAST

Voice Actors

Jeffery Kissoon &
Andrew Leung

Motion-Capture Dancers

Joseph Lee* &
Alice Ma

Cantonese Voice-over

Ko Hon-man^ &
Chiu Tsang-hei

*By kind permission of Unlock Dancing Plaza
^By kind permission of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

59 TEAM

Directors

Lysander Ashton
Leo Warner

Producer

Max Bittleston

Animators

Laurent De Vleeschouwer
Tom Munday
Edd Stockton

Lead Designer

Nicol Scott

Designer

Claudia Fragoso

Executive Producer

Anna Jameson

Assistant Designer

Felix Green