New Creation by Nir de Volff (Berlin, Germany)
„The Epilogue“ is a dance show made in China 2019, a memory for the humans in 2119.
„The Epilogue“ is about the human body and relations in the 21. century, the way humans used to move, use their bodies, communicated with each other, have freedom of movements, speech, individual thoughts and feelings before they transformed into living applications.
„The Epilogue“ is a memory of the last so called „old humans“- generation Z.
From generation Z on, starts a transformation of humankind toward humans that are run by applications with nano chip-cards inside the human body. This transformation predicted to be messy, complex, and sometimes scary, but signals already point to a future of humanity that will blur our identities into “transhumanism.”
„The Epilogue“ presents the last step in Darwin’s human evolution already visioned in Charlie Chaplin film “modern times“ where machines takeover on our lives or the computer takeover of man in Kubrick’s “Odyssey in Space” to the brainwashing of humanity in George Orwell’s book “1984“. Then came the actual technological developments of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg which made Darwin turn in his grave seeing the last step of his evolution line: from monkeys to human machines.
In 2025 the 8 Milliards humans had 25 billions IoT devices, they planned smart cities and global protection actions that should have positively affect climate change and save the planet. But by the time they started doing so, it was too little and too late.
By 2050 governments were totalitarian and the predicted wars and weather catastrophes indeed happened.
【Performance Date and Time】
2019. 8. 16 (Fri) 20:00
2019. 8. 17 (Sat) 20:00
Old Court Building Black Box Theatre
Choreography & Direction: Nir de Volff (Germany)
From and with: Francisco Bejarano Montes de Oca (Germany), Sean Leong , Albert Garcia, Keith Lao
Co-Producers: Stella Ho, Elzira Rosario
Lighting Design: Calvin Lam
Graphic Design: Phoebe Tong
Video: Generator Stage Event Production Limited
Produced by: Stella & Artists
Sponsored by: Cultural Affairs Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau
Price: MOP150 ; MOP50 for Full-time students