Contemporary Dance

To his own tune

Lin Hwai-min, the artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, needs a cigarette.

Sunday, 28 August, 2011, 12:00am

Hong Kong Dance Festival

Today to Dec 18

This city's biggest dance companies and a host of top performing artists are coming together today to kick off the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010. Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC), the six-week event will showcase an array of stage and street performances, international conferences, competitions and workshops.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Pointe break

As Faye Leung talks about her latest projects, including an autobiography that came out yesterday and a lead role in the Hong Kong Dance Company production Snow Fox this Friday, the star dancer exudes radiance and confidence. Now a freelance artist, Leung is making the most of the many opportunities that are coming her way.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Asian persuasion

Re - I, II, III Shen Wei Dance Arts Kwai Tsing Theatre Reviewed: Nov 6

New York-based Chinese choreographer Shen Wei is known for developing his own system of movement, the unique nature of which was demonstrated by his company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, in the Silk Road Arts Festival.

10 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Nothing left to chance

'That's the hardest question,' Sang Jijia says, laughing and collapsing in mock despair at being asked what his new work is about. The difficulty lies not so much with the answer itself but in having to explain it.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Nederlands Dans Theatre I

Nederlands Dans Theatre I

Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Reviewed: Oct 25

In this New Vision Arts Festival triple bill, the Nederlands Dans Theatre I gave a sampler of its repertoire and artistic style, the quality of which, despite some exceptional dancing, proved uneven.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Body language

Contemporary dance may still be considered pure box office poison in this town but that has not stopped this year's New Vision Arts Festival from kicking off with a triple bill by the Nederlands Dans Theatre I (NDT I), a modern dance company that's renowned for its diverse, cutting-edge and challenging repertoire.

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Nederlands Dans Theatre I

The Dutch modern dance company perform Renature, choreographed by Wayne McGregor; Shoot the Moon, choreographed by Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, and Tar and Feathers (below), choreographed by Jioi Kylian. A New Vision Arts Festival event. Thu-Sat, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$500 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2379 1044

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

A question of balance

Hong Kong's New Vision Arts Festival has always been about risk-taking. Held once every two years, it showcases new Asian-inflected, boundary-probing works. But there is no guarantee such programmes will sell, whatever their artistic merits.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Sound bites

You recently won the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2008 for your performance in City Contemporary Dance Company's HerStory. Having trained in Chinese and traditional dance, how do you find the transition to contemporary dance and what do you enjoy most about this genre?

Dancer Yang Yizi:

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Academy shows its class

Maggie Sietsma's eyes shine with pride when she talks about her graduating students' performance at the Monaco Dance Forum last December. As dean of dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Sietsma is thrilled that the institution has finally made it on the international dance scene.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

It'll be all white

Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre made its debut in Hong Kong with The White Serpent, a romantic tale of a bewitching snake spirit who sacrifices immortality for her human lover. It's one of choreographer Lin Hwai-min's early landmark works.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sway to go

At last year's Hong Kong Dance Festival, a delighted audience roared through Rainy Days and Mondays ..., a witty commentary on modern city life choreographed by Noel Pong Chi-kwan. For many, it was an eye-opener. Contemporary dance had never been this accessible, relevant and fun.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Legendary dance troupe grows in leaps and bounds

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre incorporates a wide range of styles, having evolved over the years from narrative pieces to modernist abstraction

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Art to challenge

Art lovers, get your calendars ready: the New Vision Arts Festival, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will run from October 20 to November 19.

The arts extravanganza provides a platform for artists to challenge their own boundaries by experimenting with other disciplines.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am