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  1. Diggin' the dancing queen

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... of fun.' Thornton has danced with Kylie Minogue, Shaggy, James Brown and Blondie - 'all in a day's work', she said. She is from the state of Victoria, where she had her own TV show. ... of the calibre we need. Through the school I am a partner in, the Island School of Dance, we will have around 160 kids. 'The Sevens has always been a kaleidoscope of colour, and this is reflected ...

  2. At-risk youths to dance their way to a healthy life

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... but these four youngsters found meaning in street dance and hip hop. They say they feel they can perhaps begin to dream of bigger things. But there's a catch: street dance has no formal recognition, ... up in 2004. Through funds raised by Operation Santa Claus, it plans to launch a 'Dancin' to Healthy Life' programme, using street dance to make a difference to 360 at-risk ...

  3. Hungry and angry, mainland dance group stranded at pier blasts tour operator

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Clifford Lo, Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man, Anita Lam and Clifford Lo A tour operator came in for heavy criticism yesterday after about 1,000 mainland children and their parents were roused at 5am to go to Macau and then spent a whole day at the pier because there were no ferries. The children, dancers aged four to eight from five provinces, performed on Tuesday at a dance competition and were to tour Macau ...

  4. Rain dance starts early for parched Beijing

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung With Beijing's water shortage growing, the capital has begun seeding clouds to induce rain three months earlier than usual. An official from the municipal meteorological bureau said cloud-seeding planes had flown their first sortie on Tues ...

  5. Afternoon groove

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... is focused on the 3,000 sq ft dance floor in the middle. As the slower strains of a rumba number are replaced by a lively swing tune, Ada Tang Yee-man puts down a half-eaten shrimp dumpling. 'It's a foxtrot, my favourite. They only play two foxtrot songs the whole afternoon. I can't miss it,' she says, before striking out on the dance floor with her partner. Once dominated ...

  6. Violinist unruffled about her intercultural leap into dance music

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... a dose of sex appeal in their Ravel and Rachmaninoff. 'Subject to Dance is very esoteric- I enjoyed making it and performing it on tour for a couple of years. That was a lot of fun, ... on virtuosity.' The result is Choreography, an album of dance music for concert-goers rather than clubbers. Backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it sees the violinist drawing inspiration from ...

  7. After a 25-year absence, Royal Ballet stars back to grace stage

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabel Tam The Royal Ballet has returned to the city to perform two ballets at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from tonight. The company's director, Dame Monica Mason, once performed in both ballets: in the lead role of the then one-act Sylvia and as L ...

  8. What's On

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THEATRICAL DANCE Local dance group McMuiMui Dansemble will stage Love in a Doggy Bag, a dance theatre performance exploring cultural identity. The group was founded in 1996 by veteran dancers-cum-choreographers Abby Chan and Yeung Wai-mei, who are both graduates of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and have danced in the United States. The show is a humorous story about two Chinese girls ...

  9. Struggling youths hope for the chance to dream big

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... places' are all about on Wednesday. The school in turn performed its own brand of street dance- hip hop and break-dancing- to the bankers' delight. The fund-raising for Operation Santa ... markets. Team D saw its initial investment of HK$300 grow to HK$1,205 worth of sweets. JP Morgan's staff choir and Father Christmas came bearing a bag of goodies for the would-be dance stars. ...

  10. Renowned ballerina returns to China for HK production

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow After delighting audiences around the world for years, ballerina Tan Yuanyuan is relishing the opportunity to perform in Hong Kong. 'I've been dancing with San ... her debut in the Hong Kong Ballet as the company's guest principal dancer. Born in Shanghai in 1974, the award-winning Tan was trained at Shanghai Dancing School and Stuttgart's John ...




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