The One You Love is Sick 

Hong Kong – April 2010

“Education and art with a bit of Gothic ambiance and history thrown in.” – Time Out Hong Kong

The One You Love Is Sick (2010), is directed by Tom Pearson and Zach Morris, and created in collaboration with Aedas My Footsteps workshop participants and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.

The One You Love is Sick was created in a week-long residency in Hong Kong in April 2010. Led by Tom Pearson and Zach Morris of Third Rail Projects, NYC and created with the participants of the Aedas My Footsteps program through workshops and rehearsals, the process shared techniques and methods for creating site-specific work and choreographic material borne from the topography of the Bethanie in Pok Fu Lam.

Drawing inspiration from the space's architecture and history as a sanatorium, participants created the collective vocabulary of the work and developed the choreographic passages in collaboration with the directors, experimenting on site to weave together images of sickness, healing, isolation, and community.

More information, photos, and video coming soon.


Video: Documentary 

Photos: The Performance


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Project Participants

Participating artists and collaborators included: Alz Ng, Catherine Yau, Charles Au, Derek Capps, Evelyn Wan, Ka Yuen, Keene Cheung, Kerry Liu, Kinki Luk, Lawrence Milman, Muriel Hoffman, Odilia Chan, Patricia Chiu, Rebecca Fung, Tommy Tse, Yuen Jie from Hong Kong, and Zach Morris and Tom Pearson from the United States.


  • Time Out Hong Kong: “Education and art with a bit of Gothic ambiance and history thrown in.” – Ben Sin, Time Out Hong Kong | Read the full article
  • The Student Standard: “... site-work has proved to be tremendously rewarding experience for both artists and audiences alike. There's something about the immediacy and unexpectedness of site-work that can be profoundly affecting. We hope these workshops stimulate the participants to think creatively about other options for movement and how to rethink creating performance in public spaces. Our goal is that they will be inspired to continue working in this vein, and will in turn, share their discoveries with other artists.” – The Student Standard | Read the full article


The One You Love is Sick was commissioned by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation for the Aedas My Footsteps program which was made possible by project sponsor Aedas Architects and presented by The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. Additional support was provided by CUP, Essence of Taste; The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; and by Third Rail Projects with support from individual and institutional donors.