Sound Bites

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 August, 2007, 12:00am

Angel Falls is another Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) production in which you have a lead singing role. As a dancer, how do you regard these 'musicals'?

HKDC dancer Ho Kin:

'When we dancers were asked to part take in a production that required us to sing, we were a little lost - and even against the idea. After all, we're trained to express ourselves using our bodies and movement, rather than speaking or singing.

'But after Border Town [in 2004 and restaged this year], some of us realised there was no conflict between dancing and singing. It's a form of performing art I can accept. So, taking part in Angel Falls has been a lot easier for me. Not all dancers enjoy singing, and some still prefer pure dancing - and that's fine.

'The HKDC has been staging more productions that aim to reach a wider audience. I think this is a good direction to take, because they open us up to new stimuli and experiences.

'We're all professionals. What-ever is required of us, we'll always give it our best shot.'