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A person appears to be flying with their arms outstretched in a digital 3D world with a purple haze

Dance performance meets cutting edge technology in this live show that combines theatre, music, gaming and VR technology created with artists in London and Hong Kong.

Mythological and yet futuristic at the same time, HOME X is a visually stunning virtual world that connects performers in Hong Kong and London in real-time using depth-sensing cameras that capture 3D video.

Exploring themes of roots and belonging, destruction and renewal, this ground-breaking experimental show features live music, dance and moving real-life experiences of home and migration. Discover a virtual land inhabited by magical creatures through an impressive 270-degree projection.

With an original score of live electronic music by An-Ting 安婷  in the UK and opera singer Colette Lam performing soprano in Hong Kong; live break dance by choreographers Si Rawlinson in the UK and Suen Nam in Hong Kong.

Kakilang (formerly Chinese Arts Now) are an award-winning organisation who produce work platforming East and Southeast Asian artists.

Running time: 70 minutes

Age guidance: 10+

This performance contains large, 3D moving images displayed on a 270-degree projector screen. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

BSL-interpreted performance on Thu 23 Feb at 7.30pm
BSL-interpreted by Lisa Li.

Post-show talk on Thu 23 Feb at 7.30pm
Director and composer An-Ting Chang is joined by 3D Designer Donald Shek, Creative Technologist Ian Gallagher, Actor and Gamer Mia Foo and Choreographer and Dancer Si Rawlinson. Free to same-day ticket holders (BSL-interpreted by Rachel Jones).

Performed in English, Cantonese and Mandarin with English surtitles

Explore the 3D digital world of HOME X from your own home in the companion show HOME X: Digital Experience.

Presented by the Barbican.

HOME X is co-produced by Kakilang (formerly Chinese Arts Now) and Don't Believe in Style and co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction, Oxford Contemporary Music and York Theatre Royal. The work is supported by StoryFutures and The Space, originally commissioned by British Council Hong Kong.

Image credit: Lidia Crisafulli and Ian Gallagher

Kakilang: HOME X (Digital experience)

Join online as an avatar and lose yourself in the visually stunning virtual world of HOME X.


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