THE Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will present an exciting production this year titled From the Silk Road to Broadway. The show, co-organised by the academy's Schools of Dance and Music, will be staged from November 23 to 25 at 8 pm in the Academy Drama Theatre. The performance will be in two acts, featuring dances with music interludes from the Chinese Silk Road region and the American Broadway Music Theatre. Choreographed by Xu Shu-ying, the head of Chinese Dance, Wedding Dance was very well-received by the audiences in Japan during a recent performance. Spring on a Moonlit Night is an ancient composition for pipa. The music depicts the evening scene by the river, with the moon shining over the hills. A dance named after this music will be choreographed by dance lecturer Zhang Yi. Other Chinese dances include I Love You and Snow Beyond the Great Wall by To Lui, a dance lecturer; and Miao Dance by dance lecturer Zhou Ai-ping. The academy's Chinese Music Orchestra will also perform a Northern dizi classic Wu Bang-zi; a Chinese percussion ensemble work, The Quarrelling Ducks; and an erhu ensemble work, Galloping on the Grassland , which is a song about shepherds. Crunchy Granola Suite and Sing Sing Sing have been choreographed by guest choreographer Joe Konicki. The academy's Jazz Band will perform Richard Rodgers' My Favourite Thing and Cole Porter's Love for Sale. My Favourite Thing, from The Sound of Music, was the last music composed by Rodgers of Rodgers & Hammerstein while has was terminally ill. Joe Konicki is well known in New York City as a Broadway dancer. Set and costumes for this production are designed by Technical Arts (Theatre) students Kevin Tsang and Ivan Cheng, with lighting designed by associate dean of Technical Arts (Theatre) John Williams, and sound by Technical Arts (Theatre) student Tam Chun-ho. Tickets for the show at $60 (adults), $55 (Society of APA members), $40 (full-time students, senior citizens and the disabled) are now on sale at Urbtix outlets. For reservations, call 2734 9009.