©Felix Chan

The Anatomy of Broken Things is a performance created while Laura was Artist-in-Residence at HKAPA Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in November 2013.


Life is a constant and delicate balance.
What is real?  Are we seeing what we want to see or what is really there?
We all have had the feeling of being stuck in time.
Sometimes our reference points disappear, leaving only guts, the visceral.
If we knew how to manipulate space-time as space-time manipulates itself
the illusion of our single linear lives would collapse


Idea and direction by Laura Aris Álvarez
Created and perform by Chan Tai-man, Chen Mei, Lai Kwai-lok, Li Ka-man, Lo King-san, Nagn Song-yin, Ng Mei-yee, Qizhi Yelun, Wong Cho-si, Xiao Chenyong.
Original music by Dipsy HA Yat Wai
Set design by Frank Lee (Lina Berglung)
Lighting Design by Wong Chi-yun
Produce by HKAPA 2013
Head of production by David Fishie
Assistant production manager by John Chan
Executive assistant by Wendy Mak
Construction Manager by Jonh Philips
Workshop technician by Simon Ho
Carpentry by Tang Cheong Ho.
Scenic artist by Michael Betts. Assistant by Jimmy Keung
Property making by Jeremy Blackwell. Assistant by Felix Chan, Simpson Chan
Costume makers by Lai Yuk-lan, Noelle Li, Wan Chiu-ping
Photography by Felix Chan

“There are three hypotheses about the inhabitants of Baucis: that they hate the earth; that they respected so co much they avoid all contact; that they love it as it was before they existed and with spyglasses and telescopes aimed downward they never tire of examining it, leaf by leaf, stone by stone, ant by ant, contemplating with fascination their own absence”.
from Invisible Cities
— Italo Calvino

Scenery model created by Lina Berglund following our conversations.

Scenery model created by Lina Berglund following our conversations.



La Anatomía de las cosas rotas - capítulo 1


La vida es delicado equilibrio constante.
¿Qué es real? ¿Vemos lo que queremos ver, o lo que realmente está ahí?
Todos reconocemos esa sensación de estar atrapados en el tiempo. A veces nuestros puntos de referencia desaparecen, dejando sólo tripas, lo visceral.

Si supiéramos cómo manipular el espacio-tiempo como el espacio-tiempo se transforma a sí mismo
La ilusión de nuestra vida linear se derrumbaría

La mentira no está en las palabras, está en las cosas.
— Italo Calvino