The renowned Merce Cunningham Dance Company from the US is gracing our shores for the first time in two decades. They will perform at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's Grand Theatre tomorrow and on Saturday at 7.30pm.
The company is led by artistic director Cunningham. The 85-year-old is billed as the world's greatest living choreographer.
The two evenings feature the Asian premiere of Biped - a contemporary piece that incorporates the computer animation process known as 'motion capture'.
Other masterpieces from Cunningham's earlier periods which showcase his evolving style will also be performed.
The programme includes Suite for Five (1956-58) and Native Green (1985) tomorrow and Fabrications (1987) on Saturday.
All performances will be accompanied by live music.
Tickets at $360, $280, $160, with half-price concessions for students, can be purchased through Urbtix on 2734 9009.
FOCUS ON WOMEN
A dance show focusing on modern women will be performed by local choreographers Coral Lee and May Au, both graduates of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
G On Spot reflects on women's quest for freedom, their sensitivities and how they handle their emotions.
The performance will take place at Fringe Studio from today until Saturday at 7.30pm.
Tickets at $80 (adults), $65 (Fringe Club members) and $40 (students) are available at HK Ticketing on 3128 8288.