15 Sep Liu Xiaoyi started The Spirits Play Online R&D Workshop, which is part of Emergency Stairs’ The Future Aisa Project, a continuation of the Southernmost Project and a long-term intercultural exchange and performance creation.
12 Jul The launch of The Decameron 十日谈 – an online programme consisting of a series of dialogues between Danny Yung (Hong Kong) and Liu Xiaoyi.
18 May Asian City Crossings is published. This book edited by Rossella Ferrari and Ashley Thorpe, is the first volume to examine the relationship between the city and performance from an Asian perspective. As one of the contributors, Liu Xiaoyi discusses the concept of The Southernmost project in the book.
17 Apr Liu Xiaoyi was invited to Hong Kong to be the artists-in-residence 2021 of Zuni Icosahedron and Hong Kong School of Creativity.
31 Mar – No More Theatre, a research and development project supported under Liu Xiaoyi’s Young’s Young Artist Award Grant concluded.
29- 30 Jan Emergency Shelter will present OFFSTAGE 3.0 under the M1 Fringe in venue as well as online (in response to COVID-19 social distancing rules)
23 Nov – Emergency Stairs produced “The Postdramatic Series- Pushing Boundaries”, a video project capturing the three Huayi commissions
20 Nov Emergency Stairs produced “Southernmost- Crossing Boundaries”, a video project capturing the first three instalments of its intercultural festival, the Southernmost Project
17 Nov Emergency Stairs updated its logo designed by Feral
13 Nov Liu Xiaoyi was invited to the 2020 FACP Kaohsiung Online Conference Weiwuying International Symposium to share our exploration and future plan of working with Artificial Intelligence.
6 Jul The launch of Trialogue – a three city, three artists online dialogue series started during the COVID19 pandemic, initiated by Liu Xiaoyi and brought together River Lin (Paris/Taipei) and Wang Chong (Beijing)
3 May Emergency Academy batch one (2020-2022) started.
31 Mar Emergency Stairs left the National Arts Council Seed Grant Scheme
25 Mar Emergency Stairs moved out from STAIRCASE to Xiaoyi’s residence after the three year lease ended.
1 Mar Liu Xiaoyi is invited to be part of the international curating board for Re-Connect Online Performance Festival, which uses digital media technologies to reconnect artists and audiences during the social distancing era. The first edition of the festival took place between March 25-April 17, featuring 45 live performances and 20 lecture or panel discussions.
5-10 Nov Emergency Stairs, together with Zuni Icosahedron (Hong Kong) presented the third Southernmost Project (Journey to a Dream) in Centre42
12 Jun- 25 Nov Emergency Stairs consolidated its international exchange programme, One Table Many Chairs Project, supported by the NAC Capability Development Partnership
8 July 2019 Emergency Shelter assembled- year three
22 Apr- 8 Jun Emergency Shelter opened the creative processes behind OFFSTAGE 2.0 to audiences in STAIRCASE
19- 23 Feb Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ production, Four Four Eight in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2019
29 Dec Liu Xiaoyi submitted his proposal for the Young Artist Award Grant for an experimental art project that traverses both the arts and technology, “No More Theatre” series.
2-11 Nov Emergency Stairs presented the second Southernmost Project (Journey to Nowhere) in Centre42
29 Aug- 29 Oct Emergency Stairs embarked on its second international exchange programme, One Table Two Chairs International
16 July Emergency Shelter assembled- year two
30 May- 3 June Emergency Shelter’s first production, OFFSTAGE presented in STAIRCASE
1 May Emergency Stairs moved into its first space, STAIRCASE located at Soon Wing Industrial Building, #06-14
1-4 Mar Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ production, Einstein in the Carpark in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2018
12-24 Dec Emergency Stairs presented the inaugural Southernmost Project in the Arts House
9 Sep-9 Dec Emergency Stairs embarked on its first international exchange programme, One Table Two Chairs International
1 July Emergency Shelter assembled- year one
20 June Emergency Stairs Ltd incorporated as a company limited by guarantee
1 April Emergency Stairs received the National Arts Council Seed Grant from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020
10-12 Feb Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ first production, Offending the Audience in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2017
1 Feb First logo design finalised; designed by Huang Suhuai
29 Dec Emergency Stairs applied to National Arts Council Seed Grant Scheme
Nov-Dec After several meetings, the four founding members made the decision to establish Emergency Stairs