jamboree du pif 1999


Jamboree du Pif 99 was a six month residential project that was held at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre and involved drama workshops theatre classes performances, a video project and a photographic exhibition.

In the Community Drama Workshop a group of women from Tuen Mun shared with us and each other their fears, regrets, hopes and dreams, which culminated in a public performance, 'On the City Train She Stands'.

The Actors Open Classes was a rare opportunity to have a mix of experienced actors from different companies, backgrounds and performing styles working together in a mature, concentrated yet relaxed workshop environment that set out to explore the skills and sources of inspiration in creating theatre and performing. 

In the Intensive Workshop/Rehearsal with Guest Director,  a set of 2 week-long full day rehearsals with the guest director, Chan Ping Chiu, culminated in 2 open-to-public presentations. We worked in a relaxed and concentrated atmosphere exploring new ways to tackle text and movement along with the opportunity of being directed in another style and approach.

The main aim of the Devising Workshop was to give the participants the chance to explore their own creativity. We wanted to give the participants a space where they could explore their own ideas and create their own theatre piece. Through this experience, they have had a small taste of what it is like to be part of a creative ensemble.

We collaborated with local cinematographer Kwan Pun Leung on the Creative Video Project which was inspired by the Company's previous devised works notably 'Fish Heads and Tales'. The video was shot in three weeks and we still remember the beauty of the sunrise at Dung Wan Beach in Cheung Chau...

Cheung Chi Wai spent time with the Company during all the events and his photos capture various moments from the whole Jamboree du Pif creative process.