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The Way of Dance Series (1): The Highest State of Good - Water by Miranda Chin Dance Company


25-26 November 2011 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
$180, 150
Programme Introduction

The Way of Dance Series is the latest offering from Miranda Chin Dance Company since their last production of the 7-episode Chinese Martial Arts Dance Series between 2001 and 2008. It is a dance with “the way” as its main line of creative development, and nature as the source of discerning the wisdom of life.

The first episode of The Way of Dance Series – The Highest State of Good – Water is a multi-media dance theatre which showcases an interplay between rhythms, visual arts and live music in its performance. A local production that places equal emphasis on the traditional ways of interpretation and contemporary creativity, it is created and choreographed by Miranda Chin, with music directed by composer Chan Ming-chi.

For this production, Chin visited Mount Wudang in Central China to study “the way”. The dance work bases its main line of creative development on the observation “the highest state of good resembles water” in Lao Zi’s Daodejing – the most supreme of Chinese classics. It shows how water is the source of life through elements of Taichi and Laban dynamic rhythms. Water has a beneficent and non-contentious disposition which comes from nature itself. The highest state of good hence uses water to exemplify the way, which constitutes a higher level of symbolism. The dancers use water and the way as the themes to explore, experience and taste life with a dynamic rhythm that embodies the intertwined relationship between things and the self.

Dancing with Water - The Way to Discern the Wisdom of Life

A multimedia dance production incorporating light, sound, dance, video and installation

When Taichi meets Laban - Dynamics and rhythmics, East and West splash out in splendour

Guzheng and percussion accompaniment

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Production team
Artistic Director/Choreographer: Miranda Chin
Dynamics Adviser: Liu Suibin
Movement Explorers/Dancers: Popo Tso, Paige Wong, Bonnie Kuan, Carman Chong, etc.
Music Director/Composer: Chan Ming-chi
Painting: Ray Yip
Lighting Designer: Bee Wan
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Details of Dance Group

Founded in 1989, Miranda Chin Dance Company is dedicated to promoting Chinese dance. Its vitality lies both in creativity and endeavours at opening up new horizons by blending the essence of Chinese dance, aspiring to reflect the uniqueness of Hong Kong culture in modern dance. Credits include Innovative Chinese Rhythms & Movements, Calligraphy Fantasia, Four Seasons and Chinese Martial Arts Dance which received high acclaim. The Company has been invited to perform in various arts festivals held in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and mainland China. It also performed in the cultural spectacular celebrating the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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Ticketing and Concession

Tickets available from 14 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking.

Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, people with disabilities and the minder, senior citizens aged 60 or above and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients
(Limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)
Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission

Group Booking Discount
For each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets, 10% off; 10-19 tickets, 15% off; 20 tickets or more, 20% off

Patrons could only enjoy one of the above discounts for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

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Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking:
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323

Running time of this performance is about 1 hour 15 minutes without interval
Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
Audiences of age 3 or above are welcome
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary

Presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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