Can you imagine what the end of the world will be like? The City Contemporary Dance Company's latest production explores a new world born after an apocalyptic end of the old one at turn of the millennium. Choreographed by Helen Lai, In The Beginning was inspired by the creation myths of various cultures. It will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre from May 22 to 24. The dance describes how the world began when heaven and earth were separated. Jehovah insisted there should be light and Mother Earth used her hair to weave the land, while Khepera (an Egyptian god) created human beings from his tears. Lai collaborates with costume and set-designer Yip Kam-tim, who worked as art director for films such as Eat a Bowl of Tea. Also on the team are lighting designer Leo Cheung, and Kwong Wai-lap, a founding member of the performance group Sand and Bricks. Tickets at $150 and $90 are available at Urbtix, with half- price concession for senior citizens, the disabled and full-time students. Call 2734-9009 for reservations, and 2734-2912 or 2326- 8597 for inquiries.