2017.4.10 - 14  7:30-10:30pm
Studio Theatre & Classroom, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Full Workshop Enrolment: $2000, $1800 (Alumni of Theatre Horizon) Tuition Fees for Single class on any one day: $500 (Single class enrolment starts on 8/4/2017 )


"New Directors' Movement" is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. This workshop is part of the project.

The content of this activity does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Elements Involved
Physical dance  improvisation theatre

Who is it for?
Theatre/dance professionals and people who have some training in theatre



New Directors' Movement



The Theme of this workshop is "HOW TO MOVE WITH REALITY : FUNKTIONEN."
Makoto Matsushima invites participants to consider movement and its functions. How does a performer increase the awareness of behaviour simply by restricting the number of functions of a movement? These functions (funktionen) include:
1. Material
2. To observe
3. To interpret
4. To mediate
5. To operate
Material is not a function but it interacts with the other functions.
The instructor may combine these functions freely to help participants to create.
There are five sessions in this workshop with a total of 15 hours. Participants are advised to wear sport-appropriate clothes and no shoes in the workshop.

This workshop is an extension of Theatre Horizon's production of FAUSTUS.


Makoto Matsushima is a graduate of the Nihon University College of Art. He launched his stage career with the Japanese dance theatre company Pappa TARAHUMARA while he was still a student, and has won critical acclaim for his performances both in television and on stage. From1995, Matsushima began creating his own pieces, working both as choreographer and dancer. In 1997, he performed in Zuni Icosahedron’s production Invisible Cities. He has toured Aia, Europe, and the U.S. with Pappa TARAHUMARA, and participated in its Hong Kong production of Spring Day (Haruhiru) in 1998. The following year, he choreographed and performed in Thunder and Lightning, a production by Edward Lam Dance Theatre, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Matsushima has been the artist-in-residence at Zuni Icosahedron, and collaborated with many Hong Kong’s local artists in addition to giving solo performances of his works. He is also active in the areas of set design and fine-art works. He was Professor at Korea National University of Arts in 2008 and later in 2010.

Makoto appeared in Theatre Horizon's latest production of the trilogy, ‘Century-old Dreams of a Fishing Harbour Episode II Nightmares’ as guest performer.

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