Choy Ka Fai

"Notion: Dance Fiction“ Lecture Performance

As part of the congress „Theater und Technik“

Do 08.11. 20:00 

“Notion: Dance Fiction” was one of the first investigations into dance history undertaken by multimedia artist Choy Ka Fai, aided by motion sensors, real time projections and avatars. Now an expert in the field, he resumes his 2015 work and casts an eye on his subsequent works such as “Ember Jello”, “Dance Clinic” and “UnBearable Darkness”. In this, the work concentrates on muscular or common body knowledge, which Choy Ka Fai uses as a medium to save, reproduce or depict movement in mappings. On the basis of short sequences plucked from 20th century dance history, he tries out new ways of recording, of reproduction and re-sorting of movement. Choy Ka Fai, living in both Singapore and Berlin, has been a tanzhaus nrw Factory Artist since 2017, focussing on topics like “body and technology”.  

Duration: 40 min.

As part of the congress please also take note of:

Thu 08.11. 15:00 – 16:30 & 19:00 – 20:00 15 min. loop: fabien prioville dance company „Rendez-Vous“ VR Installation, free entry, registration via

Thu 08.11. 15:30 – 16:30 & 19:00 – 20:00, 4 min. loop: Andrej Boleslavský & Mária Júdová „Dust“ Virtual Reality Experience, Foyer, free entry


Concept, direction, multimedia: Choy Ka Fai; Performance, Choreography: Joshua Serafin; Lightning design: Andy Lim / Artfactory Singaopre; Technical manager: Yap Seok Hui / Artfactory, Michelle Hummeltenberg; Company manager: Mara Nedelcu. A production by Choy Ka Fai. The development of the project is supported by STUK Art Center, Leuven, Belgium Design Interaction, Royal College of Art, London, UK.