Room 2048

Hong Kong Exile

“Room 2048” is a multimedia dance theatre piece that explores the socio-political realities of the Cantonese diaspora, sourcing themes of loss, nostalgia and desire that reoccur within seminal works of acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.

“Room 2048” is the latest project from the Vancouver-based interdisciplinary supergroup Hong Kong Exile, known for their loud and striking digital aesthetic, tongue-in-cheek humour, and engagement with cultural politics.

“Room 2048” — a dream machine. In digital light and smoke, we pursue a history that is not ours. A living past, a dying future, and a stillborn present. We will lie. We will cheat. We will spend thousands of years here.

Hong Kong Exile is committed to creating vital and innovative art through collaborative, interdisciplinary investigation. Since 2011, they have created thirteen original works presented in dance, theatre, film/media and New Music Festivals in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, and Seattle.

Projects over the last two years include an ambitious month-long gallery exhibition, presentations at CanAsian International Dance Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival, Uno Festival, rEvolver Festival, Fox Cabaret, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, as well as ongoing independent projects.

Hong Kong Exile are the Artists-in-Residence at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival until May 2018.

Creators: Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Remy Siu, Milton Lim, Michelle Lui, Alex Tam.

Mentor/Dramaturge: Lee Su-Feh

We enjoy offering workshops in movement and/or dance & technology. My primary interest with movement and dance workshops is to engage immigrant/refugee/diaspora groups (no younger than teenagers). With our technology/multimedia lectures, we’d like to engage with youth that are considering a career in the visual/digital or performing arts.
  • Title of Work: Room 2048
  • Premiere Date and Venue/Location: April 11/2017 at Firehall Arts Centre
  • This project is a: full-length work (Mainstage, General Audience, Experimental/Edgy, Culturally Specific, Cross-Disciplinary)
  • Length in Minutes (including intermission): 50 minutes not including a durational ending
  • Is there an intermission: no
  • Number of Performers on Tour: 4
  • Number of Support Staff on Tour: 1
  • Per-Performance Fee Range: $2500-5000
  • Available to Tour (Season): 2018/19 Season, 2019/20 Season

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A blackbox theatre with a grid from which we can hang our two top-down projectors.

Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival – Sept 2015
PuShOFF – Feb 2016
Dance Allsorts – November 2016
Firehall Arts Centre – April 2017

Public Energy [Peterborough] – Sept 2017
IMPACT Festival [Kitchener] – Sept 2017
Montreal Arts Interculturels [ Montreal] – October 2017

Contact Information/Coordonnées

Company Name / Nom de la compagnie
Hong Kong Exile
Address / Adresse
815 E 12th Ave Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2J3 Canada
Indigenous Territory
We work on the ancestral unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh and Tsleil-Waututh nations
Contact Person / Personne-ressource
Dani Fecko (Fascinator Management)
Phone / Téléphone
778 316 6284
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Passeword: 2048 (please note: documentation is extremely low-light and not ideal archival!)