This Year’s Theme - 無限亮 No Limits

Showcasing Human Perspectives

As a form of human expression, art can tackle all topics – offering different perspectives on everyday life, interpersonal relationships and encounters, social conditions and expectations. But whatever the content, all art is shaped by the historical and social contexts in which it is conceived and created.

The sixth edition of “No Limits” showcases human perspectives through works that address topical issues and problems faced by people in their everyday lives, and features performances and screenings conceived and performed by artists with disabilities from Hong Kong and around the world.

Our international in-venue performances include Shape on Us from Vertigo Power of Balance, a striking work that pushes the physical limits of the dancers and challenges taboos around looking at the different body; Hamlet by Teatro La Plaza, Peru, a freely adapted version of Shakespeare’s classic play performed by a group of young people with Down syndrome, that blends personal experience and new perspectives and interpretations; Scored in Silence by Chisato Minamimura, a solo digital sign-language performance that unpacks the hidden perspectives of Deaf survivors of the atomic bomb atrocity in Japan; and Gentle Unicorn by Italian performance artist Chiara Bersani, a thought-provoking solo piece that explores the interpretations given to bodies that meet societal expectations in different ways.

Local highlights include Reminiscing: A Piano Recital by Lee Shing, an intimate look at the different stages of Lee’s personal musical journey, featuring works by Beethoven and Schumann; and a virtuoso violin recital A Story in Strings by musician Ding Yijie, who returns to “No Limits” after her charismatic first appearance in 2019.

Our online programme includes the seven-episode TV drama series Team Chocolate, a heart-warming romantic comedy from Belgium, as well as acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Kazuo Hara’s searing documentary debut Goodbye CP about a group of activists from the cerebral palsy community in 1970s Japan, and two animated short films from the UK, The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim about disability, bullying and determination, and All for Claire, about empowerment, control and rejection.

The breadth and scope of human perspectives shared in this programme range from uplifting and hopeful to challenging and confronting – but all of them offer eye-opening insight into the importance of diversity and inclusion in creative and unique ways.

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