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  1. Cheer up and have fun: dancer spreads message of body jam

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dance and fitness instructor Wong Chi-chung loves to move - and he wants the rest of Hong Kong to loosen up too. The 35-year-old is also trying to introduce Hong Kong to a new fitness craze, body jam, a combination of dance and aerobics-style group exercise. 'Many of my trainees move their body and step with the music mechanically, like this,' he says, mimicking ...

  2. Steps in the right direction

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... DESPITE TAKING his first dance steps only two years ago, St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School's William Chan won the judges' hearts with his passion for the art, clinching the 2003 South China Morning Post Student Dancer of the Year Award. The 17-year-old had not received any dance lessons until he took part in an inter-school competition in 2000. 'Since ...

  3. Dallal adds spice to the menu

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by P. RAMAKRISHNAN

    ... IT'S A SWIVEL and a shake and the gentle vibrations that fold and unfold in rhythmic contortions. Welcome to the art of belly dancing as perfected by Tamalyn Dallal, whose undulations come from the pit of the body and defy logic. The guest artist in residence at Habibi restaurant in Wellington Street, Central presents her Egyptian dance to diners and teaches the ancient art ...

  4. Belly dancing with Egyptian heart-throb

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Mey Jen Tillyer, the founder of belly dancing school Oasis Dance Centre is bringing Egyptian heart-throb Wael El Masry to Hong Kong. Having sowed the seeds of belly dancing in the city, Mey Jen (below) has inspired and taught hundreds of people (even men) to belly dance since 1989. 'I actually met Wael last year at [Egyptian restaurant] Habibi,' ...

  5. Belly dancing: it's all about freedom of mind and body

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kitty Lam Miu-fong has a big problem with the slimming advertisements filling up TV and magazines lately. Ms Lam, a pioneer of belly dancing in Hong Kong, believes women who feel good ... of Kitty's Belly Dance, one of Hong Kong's two belly-dancing schools. 'The beauty of a woman has nothing to do with her weight. It's about freedom in her mind and her body. 'Some ...

  6. Schools getting into the swing of dance

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... Interest in dance has increased in leaps and bounds over the past decade, but Hong Kong is still a long way from making it a key subject in schools, one of the region's top dance teachers said this week. Tom Brown, head and associate dean of modern dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), said results of a recent survey of dance education in Hong Kong ...

  7. 2-D Dancing offers fresh perspective

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A festival of video dance images features the best of talent here and abroad, writes Vivienne Chow The beauty of dance can be seen not only in theatres. Video offers a different perspective to this elegant art form and a visual record of the greatest performances and artists, as seen in 2-D Dancing: Movement In Image. 2-D Dancing is a film and video festival dedicated solely ...

  8. Wheelchair fails to get in way of young man's dancing dreams

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Association of Hong Kong have formed a wheelchair dancing group at the association's Lok Wah Hostel. Mr So, born with cerebral palsy, has difficulties walking steadily and expressing his thoughts ... he says with a smile. Mr So began wheelchair dancing after moving into the hostel in 1996. The group gives performances at community events held by organisations for handicapped people. He ...

  9. Dance to a Nu beat

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... which was called the Electric Troopers,' he recalls. 'I was very fortunate to be offered a three-night-per-week residency at my favourite dance club called The Beat. Shortly after working there I realised music was going to be the core of my life path.' Aldo loves to dance, and this means he is attracted to music that has soul, a positive feel and is dance ...

  10. Dance takes audience into bizarre world

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE You should be prepared for a quirky show when you go see City Contemporary Dance Company's (CCDC) new production, All of a Sudden. The dance performance, to be staged ... Gladiator. Inspired by a wooden bench, Malaysian choreographer Chan's dance is about friendship. Under the influence of Botero's paintings, local artist Wong tries to convey the joys ...




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