India by the Bay Opening Reception @ India House – 24 February, 2016

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India by the Bay 2016 opening reception hosted by the Indian Consul General Prashant Agrawal at India House. This year’s festival curated by Sanjoy Roy includes Sharmila Tagore, Shobha De and Rajasthan Josh… for a full schedule of events see here
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Art School Musical

Art School Musical

Edward Lam Dance Theatre is returning to Macao with Art School Musical, a thought provoking reflection about love and art. The Hong Kong director and playwright reinvents The Butterfly Lovers’ legend, a classic Chinese work frequently adapted into a diversity of performing expressions. Premiered last May, the piece is Lam’s vibrant, humorous and personal vision tackling a variety of themes, from gender issues to the essence of ingenuity.

Featuring Macao’s rising star Jordan Cheng, the cast for this new interpretation includes 18 actors, mostly from Taiwan and Hong Kong, in a wonderfully scored version that resets the classic tale into a contemporary school of arts. Providing thoughtful answers to some of life’s big questions, the story develops from a triangular relationship between students, two boys and a girl, all struggling with their own reality.

Art School Musical
Edward Lam Dance Theatre
Date: 25-27 December, 2015
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre, Grand Auditorium
Tickets: MOP$300, $250, $200, $150 from MacauTicket
More info:
25-26 December- 7:30pm
27 December – 2:30pm

Art School Musical

Art School Musical

Edward Lam Dance Theatre is returning to Macao with Art School Musical, a thought provoking reflection about love and art. The Hong Kong director and playwright reinvents The Butterfly Lovers’ legend, a classic Chinese work frequently adapted into a diversity of performing expressions. Premiered last May, the piece is Lam’s vibrant, humorous and personal vision tackling a variety of themes, from gender issues to the essence of ingenuity.

Featuring Macao’s rising star Jordan Cheng, the cast for this new interpretation includes 18 actors, mostly from Taiwan and Hong Kong, in a wonderfully scored version that resets the classic tale into a contemporary school of arts. Providing thoughtful answers to some of life’s big questions, the story develops from a triangular relationship between students, two boys and a girl, all struggling with their own reality.

Art School Musical
Edward Lam Dance Theatre
Date: 25-27 December, 2015
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre, Grand Auditorium
Tickets: MOP$300, $250, $200, $150 from MacauTicket
More info:
25-26 December- 7:30pm
27 December – 2:30pm

Art School Musical

Art School Musical

Edward Lam Dance Theatre is returning to Macao with Art School Musical, a thought provoking reflection about love and art. The Hong Kong director and playwright reinvents The Butterfly Lovers’ legend, a classic Chinese work frequently adapted into a diversity of performing expressions. Premiered last May, the piece is Lam’s vibrant, humorous and personal vision tackling a variety of themes, from gender issues to the essence of ingenuity.

Featuring Macao’s rising star Jordan Cheng, the cast for this new interpretation includes 18 actors, mostly from Taiwan and Hong Kong, in a wonderfully scored version that resets the classic tale into a contemporary school of arts. Providing thoughtful answers to some of life’s big questions, the story develops from a triangular relationship between students, two boys and a girl, all struggling with their own reality.

Art School Musical
Edward Lam Dance Theatre
Date: 25-27 December, 2015
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre, Grand Auditorium
Tickets: MOP$300, $250, $200, $150 from MacauTicket
More info:
25-26 December- 7:30pm
27 December – 2:30pm

Eureka

Eureka - CCDC

Three Eureka Moments in One Show!
Now in their thirties, Victor Fung, Lai Tak-wai and Bruce Wong demonstrate their ideas in a series of new works. Three completely different choreographers share their eureka moment in diverse styles of contemporary dance.

If These Walls Could Talk
Identity X Relationship
Music starts. He and she fall in love at first sight.
They are a perfect match, but in a blink of the eye, someone else stands next to him.
Together, apart, death, rebirth.
Battles of the sexes, a glimpse into the complicated and ambiguous relationships between men and women – love turns to hate turns to love again and identities and feelings are bombarded over and over.

Choreography
Victor Fung: graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). He furthered his studies in choreography and completed his postgraduate studies at London Contemporary Dance School. He is currently conducting doctoral research with funding from Middlesex University and Dance4. In 2011, he established Victor Fung Dance, a platform through which his collaborative works with international dance artists are presented. He received the“Award for Young Artist” at the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in recognition of his artistic achievement in dance. Recent performance credits include the Hollywood production 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves and Aida at Royal Albert Hall, his choreography for CCDC includes Fighter in Strip Teaser 2012.

Overwhelming
Humanity X Turbulence
Listen to your body through dance. Walk to the chaotic edge of the maze in your heart. Dancers reshape the form of ideas and inspirations, unveiling the humanity lurking under appearance. When we are going through pains and changes in the mist, should we follow the main road or find our own track?

Choreography
Lai Tak-wai: graduated from HKAPA majoring in modern dance. In 2002, he was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance Fund Scholarship to further his studies at the National Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Paris. He then joined the Junior Ballet Contemporain in Paris for the 2002/03 season. Lai was a full-time dancer at Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 2005 and was at CCDC from 2008 to 2014. At the 2013 Hong Kong Dance Awards he received the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer” award for his performance in In Search of the Grand View Garden. He is currently an independent choreographer and freelance dancer. His choreography includes Sleepless, Substitute and Timeline in It’s My Turn.

How to Become…
Kung Fu X Id
Practice is the pursuit of enlightenment – comprehension, realisation and full understanding. Martial arts and dance are pursuits of physical and mental advancement. In a cross-over between kung-fu and dance, Bruce Wong shares his pursuit of the inner-self with the audience. Wong has won champions in the martial arts champion Baguazhang and Neijia Quan at the Hong Kong Open Wushu Championships. This is his search to find a way to cleanse one’s soul.

Choreography
Bruce Wong: CCDC dancer Bruce Wong entered HKAPA in 1995, where he was awarded several scholarships and was chosen to represent the Academy on overseas tours during his studies. In 1998, he was awarded an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to participate in the American Dance Festival in the US. He received the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance Fund Scholarship to attend Hollins University in the US for a Master’s degree. In 2010, he was one of the few dance finalists worldwide to be selected for the prestigious Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative. His recent choreography includes The Legend and The Hero, Dress Me Down in Strip Teaser 2012 and Re/dis-connect in It’s My Turn.

Eureka
City Contemporary Dance Company
When: 18-20 September, 2015
Where: 
HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre
Tickets: $220, $160 from Urbtix
More info:
18-19 September – 8pm
19-20 September – 3pm

HK Tap Festival 2015

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Hong Kong Tap Festival 2015
18-26 September 2015
Honorary Advisor: Mandy Petty

RONxll (Hisao Ogatsu), who is regarded as one of the greatest tappers in Japan, is the Hong Kong Tap festival’s featured guest tapper. RONxll style is characterised by his great skill and dexterity. He has performed on many stages and in various movies, including his role as the choreographer and dancer in Zatoichi, directed by the well-known Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. In the movie RONxll astonishes the audience with a unique style of tap dancing wearing traditional Japanese wooden clogs. He’s also performed and participated in numerous tap shows and tap festivals, including Noise & Funk, a Broadway musical directed and choreographed by the tap master Savion Glover; Human Rhythm Project of Chicago Tap Festival; REVO TRAP Live at Hyogo Performing Arts Center; Tap Together of Taipei Tap Festival.

The Hong Kong Tap Festival 2015 (HKTF 2015) also presents guest workshop for tap dance lovers to join. There will be 15 classes in 3 consecutive days at CCDC Dance Centre, taught by three Japanese tap masters. Students can learn from the Festival’s featured guests, taking glimpses into their dancing and teaching. Aspire to enhance your understanding and knowledge of the global trend in tap dance? It’s something you shouldn’t miss!

ronGala Performances: Beat Me Tap
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Date and time:
25/09/2015 (Fri) 8pm#
26/09//2015 (Sat) 3pm
26/09/2015 (Sat) 8pm
Ticket Price : $180, $140*

#Meet-the-artist session on 25 Sept.
*Discount tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and full-time students.

Guest Tappers/Choreographers:
RONxII (Hisao Ogatsu) (JP)
PORI (Yuta Hori) (JP)
ton (Tomomi Kodota) (JP)
Dance Works (TW)
Hou-jiung “Little Eyes” Chen (TW)

Local Tappers/Choreographers:
Ken Kwok, Eve Leung, Tan- ki Wong, Calvin Tang, Marix Ho, To Chan, Rex Chiu, The Autistic Genius, Ani Wan, Vanessa Lee

Presented by: R&T (Rhythm & Tempo)
Artistic Director: Ken Kwok
Producer: Chi-wing Wong
Live Band: Patrick Lui
Technical Director: Benny Shaw
Deputy Stage Manager: Adonic Lo
Assistant Stage Manager: Gary Cheung
Sound Designer: CanDog
Lighting Designer: Adonic Lo
Graphic Designer: Wing-suet Lo
Video: C.PRODUCTION HOUSE
Ticketing: Man-yan Ho

Tickets are NOW available at URBTIX
Programme Enquiries: 6804 6297
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661 (10am-8pm Daily)
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Mobile Ticketing App Booking: My URBTIX(Android and iPhone/iPad Versions)

*Participants of age 6 or above are welcome.
*The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
*For information of other HKTF 2015 events including guest workshops, sharing session and Fun Tap Jam, please check out our other promotional materials.
www.facebook.com/HKTAPFEST
www.RNTTAP.com

香港踢躂節2015
18-26/09/2015
榮譽顧問敏迪貝蒂

大匯演<拍・我・踢躂
地點: 西灣河文娛中心劇院
日期及時間:
25/09/2015 (Fri) 8pm#
26/09//2015 (Sat) 3pm
26/09/2015 (Sat) 8pm
票價 $180, $140*

#925日演出後設有演後藝人談。
*設有六十歲或以上高齡人士、殘疾人士及看護人、全日制學生票半價優惠。

嘉賓舞者
RONxII (小勝久生 Hisao Ogatsu) (日本)
PORI (堀雄太 Yuta Hori) (日本)
ton (門田巴魅Tomomi Kodota) (日本)
舞工廠舞團 (台灣)
陳厚均(小眼睛) (台灣)
本地編創舞者:
郭偉傑、梁美嘉、王丹琦、鄧偉豐、何威智、陳濤、趙浩然、結界達人、尹巧茵、李佳齡

主辦: R&T (Rhythm & Tempo)
藝術總監:郭偉傑
監製: 黃志榮
現場音樂:雷柏熹
技術總監:邵少威
執行舞台監督:羅兆鏵
助理舞台監督:張繼業
音響:夏恩蓓
燈光設計羅兆鏵
平面設計羅永雪
錄像: C.PRODUCTION HOUSE
票務 賀文

門票現正在城市售票網發售。
節目查詢 6804 6297
票務查詢 3761 6661 (10am-8pm每日Daily)
信用卡電話購票 2111 5999
網上購票 www.urbtix.hk
流動購票應用程式購票: My URBTIX(Android and iPhone/iPad Versions)

*適合6歲或以上人士參與。
*如遇特殊情況,主辦機構保留更換節目及表演者的權利。
*其他有關香港踢躂節2015的活動如大師工作坊、分享會及即興踢躂匯,請留意我們其他的宣傳刊物。
www.facebook.com/HKTAPFEST
www.RNTTAP.com

HK Tap Festival 2015 Gala Performances
Date: 25-26 September, 2015
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Theatre
Tickets: $180 from Urbtix
More info:
25.09.2015 (Fri) 8pm
26.09.2015 (Sat
) 8pm, 3pm

Eureka

Eureka - CCDC

Three Eureka Moments in One Show!
Now in their thirties, Victor Fung, Lai Tak-wai and Bruce Wong demonstrate their ideas in a series of new works. Three completely different choreographers share their eureka moment in diverse styles of contemporary dance.

If These Walls Could Talk
Identity X Relationship
Music starts. He and she fall in love at first sight.
They are a perfect match, but in a blink of the eye, someone else stands next to him.
Together, apart, death, rebirth.
Battles of the sexes, a glimpse into the complicated and ambiguous relationships between men and women – love turns to hate turns to love again and identities and feelings are bombarded over and over.

Choreography
Victor Fung: graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). He furthered his studies in choreography and completed his postgraduate studies at London Contemporary Dance School. He is currently conducting doctoral research with funding from Middlesex University and Dance4. In 2011, he established Victor Fung Dance, a platform through which his collaborative works with international dance artists are presented. He received the“Award for Young Artist” at the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in recognition of his artistic achievement in dance. Recent performance credits include the Hollywood production 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves and Aida at Royal Albert Hall, his choreography for CCDC includes Fighter in Strip Teaser 2012.

Overwhelming
Humanity X Turbulence
Listen to your body through dance. Walk to the chaotic edge of the maze in your heart. Dancers reshape the form of ideas and inspirations, unveiling the humanity lurking under appearance. When we are going through pains and changes in the mist, should we follow the main road or find our own track?

Choreography
Lai Tak-wai: graduated from HKAPA majoring in modern dance. In 2002, he was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance Fund Scholarship to further his studies at the National Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Paris. He then joined the Junior Ballet Contemporain in Paris for the 2002/03 season. Lai was a full-time dancer at Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 2005 and was at CCDC from 2008 to 2014. At the 2013 Hong Kong Dance Awards he received the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer” award for his performance in In Search of the Grand View Garden. He is currently an independent choreographer and freelance dancer. His choreography includes Sleepless, Substitute and Timeline in It’s My Turn.

How to become…
Kung Fu X Id
Practice is the pursuit of enlightenment – comprehension, realisation and full understanding. Martial arts and dance are pursuits of physical and mental advancement. In a cross-over between kung-fu and dance, Bruce Wong shares his pursuit of the inner-self with the audience. Wong has won champions in the martial arts champion Baguazhang and Neijia Quan at the Hong Kong Open Wushu Championships. This is his search to find a way to cleanse one’s soul.

Choreography
Bruce Wong: CCDC dancer Bruce Wong entered HKAPA in 1995, where he was awarded several scholarships and was chosen to represent the Academy on overseas tours during his studies. In 1998, he was awarded an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to participate in the American Dance Festival in the US. He received the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance Fund Scholarship to attend Hollins University in the US for a Master’s degree. In 2010, he was one of the few dance finalists worldwide to be selected for the prestigious Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative. His recent choreography includes The Legend and The Hero, Dress Me Down in Strip Teaser 2012 and Re/dis-connect in It’s My Turn.

Eureka
City Contemporary Dance Company
When: 18-20 September, 2015
Where: 
HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre
Tickets: $220, $160 from Urbtix
More info:
18-19 September – 8pm
19-20 September – 3pm

HK Tap Festival 2015

BC-Mag_Image-01a

Hong Kong Tap Festival 2015
18-26 September 2015
Honorary Advisor: Mandy Petty

RONxll (Hisao Ogatsu), who is regarded as one of the greatest tappers in Japan, is the Hong Kong Tap festival’s featured guest tapper. RONxll style is characterised by his great skill and dexterity. He has performed on many stages and in various movies, including his role as the choreographer and dancer in Zatoichi, directed by the well-known Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. In the movie RONxll astonishes the audience with a unique style of tap dancing wearing traditional Japanese wooden clogs. He’s also performed and participated in numerous tap shows and tap festivals, including Noise & Funk, a Broadway musical directed and choreographed by the tap master Savion Glover; Human Rhythm Project of Chicago Tap Festival; REVO TRAP Live at Hyogo Performing Arts Center; Tap Together of Taipei Tap Festival.

The Hong Kong Tap Festival 2015 (HKTF 2015) also presents guest workshop for tap dance lovers to join. There will be 15 classes in 3 consecutive days at CCDC Dance Centre, taught by three Japanese tap masters. Students can learn from the Festival’s featured guests, taking glimpses into their dancing and teaching. Aspire to enhance your understanding and knowledge of the global trend in tap dance? It’s something you shouldn’t miss!

ronGala Performances: Beat Me Tap
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Date and time:
25/09/2015 (Fri) 8pm#
26/09//2015 (Sat) 3pm
26/09/2015 (Sat) 8pm
Ticket Price : $180, $140*

#Meet-the-artist session on 25 Sept.
*Discount tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and full-time students.

Guest Tappers/Choreographers:
RONxII (Hisao Ogatsu) (JP)
PORI (Yuta Hori) (JP)
ton (Tomomi Kodota) (JP)
Dance Works (TW)
Hou-jiung “Little Eyes” Chen (TW)

Local Tappers/Choreographers:
Ken Kwok, Eve Leung, Tan- ki Wong, Calvin Tang, Marix Ho, To Chan, Rex Chiu, The Autistic Genius, Ani Wan, Vanessa Lee

Presented by: R&T (Rhythm & Tempo)
Artistic Director: Ken Kwok
Producer: Chi-wing Wong
Live Band: Patrick Lui
Technical Director: Benny Shaw
Deputy Stage Manager: Adonic Lo
Assistant Stage Manager: Gary Cheung
Sound Designer: CanDog
Lighting Designer: Adonic Lo
Graphic Designer: Wing-suet Lo
Video: C.PRODUCTION HOUSE
Ticketing: Man-yan Ho

Tickets are NOW available at URBTIX
Programme Enquiries: 6804 6297
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661 (10am-8pm Daily)
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Mobile Ticketing App Booking: My URBTIX(Android and iPhone/iPad Versions)

*Participants of age 6 or above are welcome.
*The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
*For information of other HKTF 2015 events including guest workshops, sharing session and Fun Tap Jam, please check out our other promotional materials.
www.facebook.com/HKTAPFEST
www.RNTTAP.com

香港踢躂節2015
18-26/09/2015
榮譽顧問敏迪貝蒂

大匯演<拍・我・踢躂
地點: 西灣河文娛中心劇院
日期及時間:
25/09/2015 (Fri) 8pm#
26/09//2015 (Sat) 3pm
26/09/2015 (Sat) 8pm
票價 $180, $140*

#925日演出後設有演後藝人談。
*設有六十歲或以上高齡人士、殘疾人士及看護人、全日制學生票半價優惠。

嘉賓舞者
RONxII (小勝久生 Hisao Ogatsu) (日本)
PORI (堀雄太 Yuta Hori) (日本)
ton (門田巴魅Tomomi Kodota) (日本)
舞工廠舞團 (台灣)
陳厚均(小眼睛) (台灣)
本地編創舞者:
郭偉傑、梁美嘉、王丹琦、鄧偉豐、何威智、陳濤、趙浩然、結界達人、尹巧茵、李佳齡

主辦: R&T (Rhythm & Tempo)
藝術總監:郭偉傑
監製: 黃志榮
現場音樂:雷柏熹
技術總監:邵少威
執行舞台監督:羅兆鏵
助理舞台監督:張繼業
音響:夏恩蓓
燈光設計羅兆鏵
平面設計羅永雪
錄像: C.PRODUCTION HOUSE
票務 賀文

門票現正在城市售票網發售。
節目查詢 6804 6297
票務查詢 3761 6661 (10am-8pm每日Daily)
信用卡電話購票 2111 5999
網上購票 www.urbtix.hk
流動購票應用程式購票: My URBTIX(Android and iPhone/iPad Versions)

*適合6歲或以上人士參與。
*如遇特殊情況,主辦機構保留更換節目及表演者的權利。
*其他有關香港踢躂節2015的活動如大師工作坊、分享會及即興踢躂匯,請留意我們其他的宣傳刊物。
www.facebook.com/HKTAPFEST
www.RNTTAP.com

HK Tap Festival 2015 Gala Performances
Date: 25-26 September, 2015
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Theatre
Tickets: $180 from Urbtix
More info:
25.09.2015 (Fri) 8pm
26.09.2015 (Sat
) 8pm, 3pm