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Contemporary Dance Choreography Lecture-demonstration Series - Deconstruction and Construction

Venue Date & Time Price
Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre


Conducted in Cantonese


Choreography as to construct a house and each house has its uniqueness. The numerous combinations of materials and styles create thousands possibilities, even deconstructing the old one to reconstruct a new one. Every creation is derived from deconstruction and construction.


Sesson 1

Basic Knowledge and Theory of Making a Dance Piece


Introduce the basic rules of dance composition, for example the variation of the movement in terms of space, time and effort  that based on the four strands in choreology: performer, movement, sound and stage. 


Session 2

Demonstration of Making a Dance Piece


The creative process will be hold by the speakers with professional dancers. From building up the concept, movement research, dance composition, making choice of music, choosing the costume or setting in the space, and at the end of a work-in-progress presentation, a brief creative process of making a dance will be shown in the workshop. And the participants will be invited to make choice with the choreographer along the process.



Day 3 (2 hour)

Workshop of Movement Research in Making a Dance Piece


A preliminary workshop will be given to the participants on exploring the possibilities of dance movement.  The participants will be guided to make dance movement by themselves in some methods.


Running time of each session is about 1.5 hours to 2 hours without intermission




Lam is the Artistic Director of Motion 27, he received his diploma from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), majoring in Drama and Contemporary Dance. He then graduated from Rotterdam Dance Academy (RDA) of Codart University (the Netherlands) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Choreography.  During these years in RDA, he worked closely with international dancers and artists to collaborate devised pieces.  His pieces were presented in Rotterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam.  From which 27 Scenes was very well-received in the International Theater School Festival in Amsterdam 2010.  The positive reviews had attracted the attention of Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010, International Dance Symposium. 27 Scenes was then brought to Hong Kong in 2010 with the original cast from the Netherlands.


Lam is also teaching class on dance history and theory in the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme in HKAPA.




Tickets available from 22 December 2013 at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking


Half-price tickets 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).


Series Booking Discount: 10% off for every purchase of 3 lectures at regular price 


For every purchase, only one of the above discount schemes applies. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

One person per tickets regardless of age, admission subject to age limit specified for each event





2268 7323


2734 9009

Credit Card Telephone Booking:

2111 5999

Internet Booking:



Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Comfortable clothing is recommended.

The contents of the lectures do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute speaker and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.



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