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Ong Yong Lock to dance with "Kung Fu and Tofu"

     Local choreographer and dancer Ong Yong Lock will perform in his latest work, "Dance Moves, Kung Fu and Tofu", in January.

     The production reviews Ong's two decades in dancing and choreography, which he says have given him more bruises than fame. It will also bring this year's "Solo Show Series" to an end.

     "Dance Moves, Kung Fu and Tofu" is a multi-media production jointly directed by Ong and Chan Chi-wah, with set and costume by Yuen Hon-wai, lighting by Lee Chi-wai, sound by Edmund Leung and visuals by Chris Chan. Ong will also perform some works inspired by classics from choreographers Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Yuri Ng and Pun Shiu-fai.

     Tofu represents Ong's philosophy of life - simple and down-to-earth and with hints of kung fu, the work reflects his enthusiasm and passion for dance. "As time passes, my body cannot be replaced nor can it be cloned. Through sweat and ideas, however, I hope the audience can feel every flowing part of me," Ong said.

     Ong was a full-time dancer with the Hong Kong Dance Company and the City Contemporary Dance Company. In 2002, he was awarded the Hong Kong Dance Award for his choreography of "4 In". In the same year, he founded Unlock Dancing Plaza and has been its artistic director since then.

     "Dance Moves, Kung Fu and Tofu" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be held at 8pm, January 8 and 9, 2010 (Friday and Saturday), and 3pm on January 10 (Sunday) at the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. A meet-the-artist session will be held after the performance on January 9.

     Tickets priced at $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. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For enquiries about the programme, call 2268 7323 or visit 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

Ends/Friday, December 11, 2009

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