Award-winning dancer and choreographer Abby Chan Man-yee is to make a brief return to the Hong Kong stage next week at the Little Asia Dance Exchange Network. Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Solo Animal celebrates the 'independent spirit' of today's Asian dance scene. Joining Chan at this annual event are Kay Armstrong from Sydney, Australia; Taiwanese Chan Yu-chun and Shigemi Kitamura from Osaka, Japan. It will run from October 16 to 18. Though based in New York, Chan still performs at local arts and cultural festivals. In 2001, she appeared in the much-acclaimed Hong Kong Arts Festival programme A Brave New World of Suzie Wong, as well as this year's Rite of Spring, also an Arts Festival show. She was also the choreographer for To Touch the Untouchable Sky, which was staged last year by youth theatre group Shu Ning Presentation Unit. In her solo piece Spectrum, Chan (right), 35, will look at the effects colour has on feelings - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Local dancer Daniel Yeung said the cultural exchange and participation of artists could be divided at two levels. 'One level is from the perspective of the creators [which includes] observations and exchanges among the artists,' he said. 'The other level is the interaction between the performers and the audience of different cultures. Therefore, each 'dialogue' during the [whole event] becomes especially important.' There will be a discussion after every show. Solo Animal McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Admission: $50 for full-time students.