|5/10 (Fri)||7:30 pm||Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum|
|17/10 (Wed)||4:30 pm||Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum*|
*Q&A session with director
Taiwan / 2017 / 100 min
In Mandarin and Taiwanese with Chi & Eng Sub
Mother and daughter are both Flamenco dancers and the latter went to study in Madrid when she was 12. The two also inherited the fiery temperament of the Flamenco. The chemistry between the two over their future and dance were laid bare in front of the camera, before ultimately sharing the same stage.
Catherine Wu graduated from Tainan National University of the Arts. Her works include Mixed Fruit Banana Split and South of the Day. Adios! Madrid was selected by the 17th South Taiwan Film Festival and Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan.
Flamenco originated from the Romani people residing in Andalusia in Southern Spain in the fifteenth century. It's a performing art that includes dancing, singing and music. Flamenco is spontaneous, wild and free. There are no set moves, which makes the dance the product of the emotional exchange between the dancer, singer, musician and the audience. There are more than 50 types of flamenco music, each featuring its own rhythm. Due to the Spanish government’s efforts to integrate flamenco into Spain's tourism industry, it gradually became a dance representing Spain and even the Spanish culture.
Compared to Hong Kong, the development of Taiwan's flamenco art scene is more matured. Dance groups are able to garner more attention and flourish. Genio Dance Troupe is a flamenco dance group in Taiwan that was founded in 2000 by Ho Lien-hua, and it aims to create Taiwan's very own flamenco dance. Their works combine ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco and local Taiwanese music. Genio Dance Troupe's unique flamenco is to bridge the differences between cultures and create opportunities for future exchanges between Taiwan and Spain.
Screenings at the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Science Museum will be available at URBTIX from 7 September.
Ticket Price: $70/$50*
*Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients
Tel: 2540 7859