Dance Performance Rykena/Jüngst – She Legend

   © Daniel Dömölky

Fri, 14.04.2023 -
Sat, 15.04.2023

8:00 PM

The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Freespace Dance 2023

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is proud to be a partner of Freespace Dance 2023 by supporting Lisa Rykena and Carolin Jüngst from Hamburg to perform the powerful piece She Legend at the Festival in Hong Kong.
Freespace Dance 2023 – a showcase of the work of contemporary women choreographers – opens with the Asian premiere of Hamburg duo Lisa Rykena and Carolin Jüngst’s She Legend, a work exploring the queer-feminist potential of the hyper-masculine superhero universe. 
Inspired by the powerful imagery and bizarre forms of expression of comic books, the eclectic, whirling piece presents the pair as cyborg-like shape-shifters. Strolling through imaginary landscapes to apocalyptic sound effects, the non-conformist figures re-imagine heroic tales, invent superpowers and transform grotesque cartoon characters into physical choreographic translations on stage.
Rykena and Jüngst create characters that defy the stereotypes and clichés of heteronormative attributions. Their work has been regularly presented at Kampnagel, Hamburg, and HochX, Munich, and invited to national and international festivals. She Legend was also staged at the Tanzplattform 2022, Berlin.
To enhance accessibility and audience experience, She Legend is accompanied by the following free sessions and facilities (offered on a first-come, first served basis):

Sharing session on audio description in dance, 15 April (3:00pm – 4:00pm). Open to all.

Pre-show participatory physical introduction session, 15 April (7:00pm – 7:30pm) introducing related choreographic concepts and movements. Open to ticket holders only.

Pre-show touch tours (with Cantonese audio description) before the start of each performance (6:15pm – 6:45pm). Open to ticket holders only. Ticket holders with visual impairments (and companion) may call 2777 1771 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 6:30pm) for advance registration from 1 to 15 March. Registration details for other ticket holders to be announced.

Cantonese audio description available for all performance sessions. Priority is given to ticket holders with visual impairments. Please call 2771 1771 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 6:30pm) to reserve an audio description headset