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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Hong Kong Dance Company treasures the mundane

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung It GROWS ON YOU BEANS Hong Kong Dance Company   It is easy to take the mundane for granted: the fridge we open, the cushion we hug and the stool we sit on — these are everyday items. But for dancer-choreographer Ivy Tsui Yik-chit, it is important for us to recognise even the most trivial things we have become accustomed to living with daily. Site-specific dance strikes ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: Second Thoughts

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Internal affairs Second Thoughts City Contemporary Dance Company The way choreographer Dominic Wong Dick-man describes his latest piece makes it sound more like biology than dance. He says it is about how the human body responds and reacts when it's pushed to the limit, injured, or when the adrenaline kicks in. "After dancing for decades, I'm ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Martial arts epic The Grandmaster scoops 12 prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Way We Dance an early winner at Film Awards Director Wong Kar-wai dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards last night, with his martial arts epic The Grandmaster ... choreography (Yuen Wo-ping). The best supporting actress award went to Kara Wai Ying-hung for her role in Rigor Mortis. The Way We Dance, made with the support of the government's Film Development ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    New theatre piece by Tang Shu-wing tackles life's big questions with Apple-like simplicity

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... And they are the core subjects Tang tackles in his new stage show, Why Aren't You Steve Jobs?. Unlike his previous two offerings — the physical comedy Detention (2011) and dance drama Thunderstorm (2012), ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    A song and dance about village life

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com A performance troupe is hoping to make a difference in the fight for indigenous lifestyles A song and dance about village life A group of artists is urging the government to think twice before uprooting rural communities to meet housing demand. The artists from Pants Theatre Production have created a show dedicated to the redevelopment of Tsoi Yuen Tsuen, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Glamour on the red carpet as Hong Kong director proves himself The Grandmaster of film

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Dance, lost his bid for best newcomer award to mainlander Jiang Shuying for her role in So Young.     Korean films Mr. Go and Cold Eyes won best visual effects and best editing awards ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Ballet's The Rite of Spring, 100 years later

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... history, with critics condemning Igor Stravinsky's music as barbarous and Vaslav Nijinsky's choreography as senseless ugliness. One hundred years on, the original dance material may be lost, but Rite has become one of the most choreographed scores in existence. It was danced solo by American choreographer Molissa Fenley in 1988, and by 250 Berlin teenagers in a 2003 version ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Spanish dancer Nacho Duato's work explores masculinity

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... the aspiring dancer worked at McDonald's to support his study at the prestigious Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. "When I was growing up under Franco's rule, dance wasn't for boys," he remembers. "My parents put me and my brothers in karate instead. "I started [dance] really late, and my teacher wasn't sure I could catch up ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Hong Kong Ballet's Daisy Ho takes the leap for fundraiser

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 10:26am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... will finally dance for her public. It’s unlikely that her parents – Stanley Ho Hung-sun, 91-year-old chairman of the Shun Tak Group, and Lucina Laam King-ying – will be present but the audience ... Jacob’s Pillow dance festival in Massachusetts. In ballet terms, that was a large step up Jacob’s ladder, but becoming a top-tier touring company requires cash. Can she raise it? “I’m pragmatic,” ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Tradition of grand bamboo theatres may disappear, architect warns

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... opera performances starring top artists, the event will showcase other art forms, including a Chinese dance performance by the Hong Kong Dance Company, contemporary music shows by local fusion ...




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