FIRST LIGHT marks the One Year Anniversary of LIGHTSTAGE Art & Events. The one-year anniversary performance of FIRST LIGHT will celebrate the ceremony of dawn – and future paths alit for L I G H T S T A G E - with a dance across the borders of fashion, film, photography and themes of identity.
Founded in November 2014 with the opening of its eponymous Hollywood Road venue, the largest street-level exhibition venue in Central, L I G H T S T A G E Art & Events has been passionate about providing a platform and venue to exhibit and cultivate Hong Kong’s creative community through short-term events and shows.
“Let’s call the first year our twilight year – as a young entity, finding our footing, we felt this freedom under the cover of ‘night’, yet also the unavoidable angst,” explains co-founder and managing partner Kalina King. “And then the first light: dawn is courage; the Sun gives and breathes courage and we can see, be seen. While we celebrate those twilight hours, and the journey towards light and identity, L I G H T S T A G E is ecstatic to reach FIRST LIGHT.”
FIRST LIGHT guests will be immersed in a moving, multisensory environment, traveling on their own path and interacting along the way with individual elements featured in this celebration through L I G H T S T A G E ‘s grand 1,300 sq. ft. main hall. Be it threads of music, meeting the gaze of a dancer, a chance conversation, each guest will experience and reflect on the live performance event from a unique perspective.
The production is presented by L I G H T S T A G E in collaboration with I AM, an innovative production group recently revered as Asia's leading creative force (www.iam-concepts.com). I AM's founder and performance artist Kate March will be one of the 4 performers participating in the evening's premiere of a compelling performance/fashion piece.
Womenswear designer Susanna Soo will be creating 4 unique showpieces for the evening performance. Combining her multicultural background from New York, Paris and Hong Kong, Soo launched S.Nine by Susanna Soo in 2009 mixing New York style with French couture details. She subsequently launched her premium evening-wear Susanna Soo Atelier in 2014.
The event will highlight the company’s major milestones including unveiling its new website along with announcing projects for the forthcoming year. King notes, “L I G H T S T A G E is interdisciplinary, seeking to unite a coterie of passionate and like-minded collaborators. United we stand with our wonderful community, and FIRST LIGHT is a perfect occasion to showcase and appreciate our preferred event partners.”