IRISH DANCE COMES TO HK
Internationally acclaimed Irish dancer Michael Flatley will spearhead his powerful new dance work Celtic Tiger tomorrow at 8pm at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.
Flatley began dancing professionally in the 1980s with Irish band the Chieftains. He began the process of liberating traditional Irish dance by incorporating arm movements and heart-stopping rhythms into the traditional steps.
Celtic Tiger fuses the spirit of Ireland and its history with dance and music. The show's first half portrays the Irish people's quest for freedom and the nobility of their spirit. The second half builds on images of modern Ireland and celebrates new life in America and across the globe.
Tickets cost $290, $590, $890 and $1290 and reservations can be made through HK Ticketing on
31 288 288.
An array of leading musicians from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan will perform at the Best Acoustics of the Orient concert on Monday at 8pm at the Convention Centre.
The concert features star pianist Lang Lang, a recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award who performed at the World Cup countdown concert in Munich earlier this month. Other performers include tenor Zhang Jianyi and soprano Sun Xiuwei. Tickets cost $280, $480, $680, $880 and $1,800 and are available from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288.