Choreographer Mui Cheuk Yin will stage "Diary VI. Applause..." in November - the sixth work of the "Diary" series that has grown into a dance theatre of considerable length, that she has choreographed, produced and performed by herself.
The series began in 1986 with "Diary I - I Was Born in China...". Mui uses the dance stage as a note pad, on which she scribbles down what she thinks about life, people, and things happening to her. The truth revealed in her sensibilities is absolutely engaging.
The star-studded production personnel include Dick Wong (text), Yuri Ng (stage designer), Anthony Yeung (sound designer), Ringo Chan (visual designer) and Kathleen Ng (producer).
Mui Cheuk Yin began her dance training in Chinese dance in the1970s, and joined the Hong Kong Dance Company in the 1980s, where she was the lead dancer in the dance drama productions including "The Yellow Earth" and "Jade Love and Rouge". She became an independent artist in the 1990s, actively performing, choreographing and producing dance works in Hong Kong and on the international stage. Since moving from Chinese dance to modern dance, Mui has found her own unique style and made her mark. Some of her representative works include "Awakenings in a Dream", "Eulogy", "Cursive Script", "October Red" and "Desperately Seeking Miss Blossom".
"Diary VI. Applause..." is one of the programmes in the "Solo Show Series" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be held at 8pm, November 6 and 7 (Friday and Saturday) and 5pm on November 8 (Sunday) at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. A meet-the-artist session will be held after performance on November 7.
Tickets priced at $120 and $180 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking and the "Solo Show Series" scheme. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.
Other attractions in the "Solo Show Series" include "Victor Ma's Dance Exhibition II" (October 23-25) and "Dance Moves, Kung Fu and Tofu" by Ong Yong Lock (January 8-10, 2010).
For enquiries about the programme, call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.
Ends/Friday, September 25, 2009