Home is where the family is. Land bears witness to a continuous legacy over time, holding the imprint of your history. When you move, you leave that history behind, adrift. How do you hold on to the feeling of home and history when you are far away?

In October 2021, we invited audiences at SPARK festival to explore the world of Home X, where Chinese Arts Now brought together British-Hong Kong and Hong Kong artists to share their different perspectives of Hong Kong and the UK through an immersive theatrical ‘live’ experience, created through a combination of gaming technology, virtual reality, live music and dance. 

The 3D world of Home X was based on a strangely familiar but altered place full of trees, flowers and birdsong. Dancers from the UK and Hong Kong move around the temple trees and musicians sang both Cantonese and Western songs, as expressions of identity from Hong Kong and the Western world mingled and merged. Audience members joined live and online using their own digital avatar, with UK and Hong Kong audiences able to share a collective experience at the same time, in the same digital space.

Although these live performances have passed, you can still join the Chinese Arts Now creative team for an online panel session which was recorded on Thursday 21 October 2021. In this recording, Artistic Director An-Ting Chang alongside collaborators Donald Shek, Suen Nam and Dino Fung previews the performances of Home X at SPARK festival and explains the creative process and inspiration for the programme.

Event Date Event Time Event Recording
Thursday 21 October 15:00 - 16:30 (HKT)

HOME X Panel talk with creative team

View the recording here  



HOME X Production credits:


Director/Composer: An-Ting Chang 

Creative Technologist: Ian Gallagher

Designer: Donald Shek

Choreographer/Dancer: Si Rawlinson 


Hong Kong

Choreographer/Dancer: Suen Nam

Singer: Colette Wing Wing Lam

Tech Partner: Don’t Believe in Style 


Produced by: Chinese Arts Now

Commissioned by: British Council Hong Kong

Sponsored by: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London

Real-time streaming technology supported by Millicast


Type of event: Live performance and panel talk

Platform: Desktop internet browser (live performance); simultaneous YouTube livestream (live performance); Microsoft TEAMS (panel talk)

Age advice: All age groups

Accessible features: Live captions available via Microsoft TEAMS (desktop version only – free download available for PC and Mac from Microsoft) for the panel talk