Today, how vulnerable are the ideals of liberty and equality when humans stop at nothing to get what they want?
Let’s see what our REPORT has to say.
Inspired by Franz Kafka’s A Report to An Academy, this production follows the struggles and transformations of apes who attempt to become human in order to obtain the freedom they long for.
Drawing inspiration from Kafka’s text, boundary pusher Ivanhoe Lam and his team did a site-responsive performance at the Prison Yard of Tai Kwun, Hong Kong in early 2019.
This new edition is set in an indoor theatre space where the audience are taken on another experiential journey to the allegorical “Academy”. It investigates how the oft-espoused values of liberty and equality really operate in the contemporary world, and how easily they can be compromised. The team also go further to explore how institutional forces, for their own benefit, manipulate one’s sense of self and purpose. The new edition is devised from the personal experiences and perspectives of a cross-cultural team of performers. An experiential theatre performance that integrates creative text, movement, music, rap, narrative, video and participatory spatial design.