Belly Dancers

Lord of the belly dance still shaking it up at 80

Seen as a passing fad when it was introduced to Hong Kong in the 1990s, belly dancing remains a fun pursuit and alternative way to stay in shape.

Wednesday, 5 May, 2010, 12:00am

How singer shrugged off opera director's rebuff to start his own troupe

Since his early teens, Yan Lixiu wanted to be an opera singer, but he was told he could never realise his dream because of his smallpox facial scars. Now a successful director of a privately owned art troupe, the 60-year-old describes how he has kept his hopes alive by taking his art troupe to a national audience.

How did you begin to take an interest in opera?

8 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Rebel with a cause

MOST CHINESE PARENTS wish their children to do well at school and to attend a decent university. Huang Lei's were no exception. But when the teenager showed no aptitude for study but plenty for rebelling, his father made an unusual but practical decision: he sent his unruly son to a dance school.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Joyce Lee

Skin care: 'I'm currently using Sisley. I love the Express Flower Gel.'

T-shirt: 'I made a T-shirt and put the address of my website - - on the back. It's pretty cool.'

Shoes: 'I'm most comfortable in my Converse sneakers. But if I want to look super-tall, I wear my Schutz platforms from Brazil.'

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

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

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 about themselves, whatever size they are, make the best dancers.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Parallel Lives

Name: Mey Jen Tillyer Age: 39.

Occupation: Oriental dance teacher, belly dancer and performer.

4 May 1997 - 12:00am