We are excited to be releasing this phenomenal dance film with support from our friends at the United Nations and BBC. This short film will received its world premiere screening through BBC’s Culture in Quarantine and in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on UNEP’s YouTube Channel on World Environment Day, 5th June 2020. Lying Together raises awareness of the importance of biodiversity for our health and that of our planet.
Lying Together was filmed in rural and urban settings across Hong Kong, including breathtaking aerial footage of the dancers performing on the tops of the city’s highest skyscrapers. Chen Zhiyao, Amber Lewis, Li Jiabo, Ma Renjie, Forrest Rain Oliveros, along with other members of Hong Kong Ballet, perform Baker’s iconic quirky choreography with zesty musical accompaniment from acclaimed multi-instrumentalist FKJ.
Lying Together was created in partnership with Hong Kong Ballet as part of their Ballet in the City – HKB Goes Viral campaign. The film was supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham Hippodrome, West Midlands Growth Company, Southside BID, Tai Kwun, The Space and Hong Kong Tourism Board.
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ annual day to spotlight the importance of environmental action and has been celebrated on 5th June since 1974. This year’s theme is biodiversity, accompanied by a campaign dubbed “Time #ForNature.”