Layer Code

Duration: 70 minutes

Choreography: SANG Jijia

Music: Dickson DEE

Lighting: Godzilla TAN

Visual: Adrian YEUNG

Costume: WANG Yan


Layer code was premiered in January 11,2013. BeijingDance/LDTX Theater.

Layer Code is the latest work created by SANG Ji jia for LDTX after his much acclaimed "Unspeakable" in 2009 and Standing before" Darkness " in 2011.

The virtual reality prevails nowadays, where peoplecan override the past record and reset the process by one simple push of a button. What if the life is real? Couldthe accumulation of living experience be started all over again? The motion and emotion, while repeated, could be the same as those before the reboot?

In Layer Code, the choreographer imaginatively manipulates the stage’s time and space to allow the dancers and the audience to experience the movements in many layers of setting. It is an experiment itselfto explore physically the relationship between the body and the dimensional elements, and to examine philosophically the possibility of human living through a same life again.  


Layer Code, a work by SANG Ji-jia, had a cinematic touch that conveyed layers of profound meaning.” — The Beijing News

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