The Hearth: Take The First Step - Tap Dance x Live Music

Date & Time

11 - 12 Feb, 2023 12:30 - 3:40pm

Location

Prison Yard, Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

General

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players — the overture of life opens upon our first heartbeat. We at times find delight in the waves of harmony and rhythm, but at times we despair; Is the music precomposed, or are we actively writing the lines? It may be us anticipating the echoes from our music, rainbows that emerge from the black keys, and beats from our memories of life.

The Hearth (February 2023) is bringing the rhythmic tap dance x music performance by STEP OUT Studios. Performers will use tap dance and live music to tell stories of people who’re living in this city. Stories about their struggles, life, relationships, dreams…When they let go and see things in a new angle, they seem to rediscover those forgotten rhythms and music in their hearts and begin to reconnect with the world and themselves.

Tap dancers: CAL, Zoe Chan @ STEP OUT Studios
Director: Wong Chun Ho
Drum: Nate Wong
Keyboard: Jerold Chu

Date

Time

Performance

Venue

11.02.2023

(Sat)

12.30pm-1.15pm

Where Our Rhythm Echoes Touring Performance with post-performance sharing

Laundry Steps

1.30pm-2pm

Where Our Rhythm Echoes Touring Performance

Laundry Steps

3pm-3:10pm

Tap x Music Flash Mob

Prison Yard

3:30pm-3:40pm

Tap x Music Flash Mob

Prison Yard

12.02.2023

(Sun)

12.30pm-1.15pm

Where Our Rhythm Echoes Touring Performance with post-performance sharing

Laundry Steps

1.30pm-2pm

Where Our Rhythm Echoes Touring Performance

Laundry Steps

3pm-3:10pm

Tap x Music Flash Mob

Prison Yard

3:30pm-3:40pm

Tap x Music Flash Mob

Prison Yard


About STEP OUT Studios

STEP OUT Studios is founded by freelance performers and tap dancers CAL and Zoe and is located in Tai Po Arts Centre.

Production: @stepoutstudios 

Education: @stepoutacademy


About “The Hearth”

We believe everything in life can be an inspiration of arts, and everyone can unlock their artistic potential through participation and appreciation. By bringing people together to share a time and a space, performing arts can create bonding and memories that are unique and relevant to those on and off the stage.

“The Hearth” is a regular thematic programme to explore how performing arts can connect people from different communities and create synergy. By integrating music, dance, theatre, films, literature and more, each monthly programme is designed to look into how performing arts can nurture creativity, establish identity and care for wellbeing. These programmes are curated and led by creative and academic professionals across various sectors, presented in a range of performances, workshops, screenings, games, talks and more to encourage participation, evoke thinking and stimulate discussion around topics that concern us.


Biography

CAL
Zoe Chan
Nate Wong
Jerold Chu

Freelance performer based in Hong Kong. He has been to different countries to learn and perform tap dance. He is also the director of STEP OUT Studios, which has stationed in Tai Po Art Centre, to promote and share performing arts with the spirit of ”Step out. Fail. Grow”.

Freelance performer, tutor and Deputy Director of STEP OUT Studios. She has received professional musical theatre and dance training from the Bird College in the UK and performed in Canada, Australia, Macau, Tokyo etc. She has worked with Hong Kong Arts Festival, Ontroerend Geod (Belgium), OzAsia Arts Festival (Australia), Macau Arts Festival, HKAPA, HMV Hong Kong and more. She also has experience in shooting MVs, commercials and short films.

Nate graduated from Berklee College of Music and is now based in Hong Kong and tours internationally with a variety of bands. Nate is a versatile cross over musician best known for his ability to fit seamlessly in many musical situations and feels equally at home performing in concert halls with Dock in Absolute, rock festivals with Nowhere Boys, arenas with Sammi Cheng or jazz clubs with Wong Way Down.

As a sideman Nate has performed with dozens of projects all over the World. Nate has performed at venues such as Wembley Arena, Graceland Theater, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Hong Kong Jazz Festival, Alpha Jazz Festival, GZ Opera House, HK Coliseum and many others. Nate is the founder of bands Nowhere Boys, Wong Way Down, Good Funk Shui.

Since graduating from the University of Bristol in 2018, London-based Hong Kong-bred Jerold Chu has been working as a keyboardist, producer and composer travelling between the two cities. Heavily influenced by the work of producers like Quincy Jones, Jon Bellion and Jack Stratton, his adaptability, energy and love for different styles has allowed him to immerse himself in a variety of artistic projects all around the world. He has worked with artists like Alex Larrson, Hugo Mari and Elena Flury, performing in venues such as Hong Kong City Hall and O2 Academy in London. As a composer, he has written for short films like Wheeled Wings and the recent nature documentary For the Stripes. He also acted as musical director for the theatre shows Misfits and Confessions of an Ex-Drag Queen.