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“Footprints of Time – Literary Figures and Their Sojourn in Hong Kong”: The Life and Death of Xiao Hong Multi-media Dance Theatre

Venue Date & Time Price
Multi-Media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

*24.05.2013 with post-performance meet-the-artists session


“The worst suffering and misfortune in my life comes from the fact that I am a woman.”


Some say that Xiao Hong was just an extremely lonely woman on a constant quest for a family she never had but yearned for, even at the price of laying down her pride.  But from a more macro view, vis-à-vis the cultural history of China, she was an orphan of her time.


She suffered various kinds of personal strife, loves and losses, and rose to a calling that took her on sojourns throughout China’s lands during the 1930’s, and finally arriving in Hong Kong, where she fell fatally ill amidst the cannons and guns of the Japanese, meeting her helpless end.  In this production, we will trace the life of this talented woman writer of modern China, explore what supported her till the end and how she died a helpless death but remained immortal, through a solo dance.



Personnel and Cast

Concept / Direction / Text:     Lo Wai-luk

Concept / Choreography / Performance: Mui Cheuk-yin

Concept / Piano: Nancy Loo

Concept / Visual / Harmonica: Mark Chan

Composer & Sound Designer: Kung Chi-shing

Set & Costume Designer: Bacchus Lee *

Lighting Designer: Allen Fung

Producer: Anna Cheng@AIR BETWEEN US

Associate Producer: Joanna Lee


*With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts



Tickets will be available from 12 April onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking


Discount Scheme

Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients

(Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).


Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;

15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;

20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets


One person per ticket regardless of age, admission subject to age limit specified for each event.  Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket.  Please inform the box office staff of the discount type preferred at the time of purchase.

Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission



Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk


Running time of this programme 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

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


HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

135 Junction Road, Kowloon

Enquiries: 2180 9595


Site-specific Performance

11.05.2013 (Sat) 15:00

St. Stephen’s College


Admission with tickets of “The Life and Death of Xiao Hong Multi-media Dance Theatre” programme.  Audience should call 2268 7223 or email to cpdance@lcsd.gov.hk for registration.

Valid tickets should be shown for admission.  On-site ticketing service is not available.  Limited quota, available on a first-come-first-served basis.


*Part of the performance will be conducted in the open air.  Since there are thresholds and staircase inside the venue, wheelchair users may find part of the performance site inconvenient.


St. Stephen’s College

22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong



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