Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom Hong Kong Dance Company Kwai Tsing Theatre Reviewed: Jan 26 Choreographer Mui Cheuk-yin continues her exploration of the relationship between dance, Chinese operatic aesthetics and stage space/lighting/props in Hong Kong Dance Company's Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom. Part traditional and part experimental, the contemporary dance piece is inspired by The Reincarnation of Lady Plum Blossom by well-known Cantonese opera librettist Tang Tik-sang. The story tells of a whirlwind romance between a scholar and two identical-looking young women: Lady Plum Blossom, whom he met before she was murdered by her jealous husband, and a dead ringer who will die and be repossessed by the spirit of Lady Plum Blossom. Mui's piece is a physical and visual interpretation of the many concepts in Chinese opera: love, sexual desire, jealousy, illusions and reincarnation. It offers a different take on Lady Plum Blossom through the eyes of a modern woman. The choreography swung between the traditional and contemporary, but part of the performance appeared slightly under-rehearsed. The duet between Huang Lei and Tina Hua and a monologue by Lok Ian-san, however, were memorable. But it was the combination of dance, music, set design and costume that really pushed this production up a notch. The first scene, which ended with a large set of red poles descending slowly like streams of blood dripping down a sheet (right), was very dramatic and powerful.