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Blending Chopin's music into modern dance

     Local dance group Unlock Dancing Plaza's artistic director and choreographer Ong Yong Lock and pianist Phoebus Chan will stage the latest production "Chopin vs Ca" to blend Chopin's music into modern dance in November.

     Chopin's music comes alive under the phalanges of pianist Phoebus Chan.  The break-neck tempo provides the male dancers an opportunity to release their explosive energy and give a bravura performance.  The dancers' limbs will be transformed into musical notes on Chopin's romantic piece, and stretch out like feelers to explore some secret corner of the city, to feel the joys and sorrows of life and living.  The nutty dancers, with dynamism at dynamite-level, will barge into the lyrical realm of Chopin.  A popular pianist of Hong Kong, Phoebus Chan will exercise his diverse and hypnotic best to lead the dancers into the nooks and crannies of performance including hip-hop, acrobatics, contemporary dance, dance theatre, modern dance, post-modern dance, pre-modern dance, etc.

     Formed in 2002, Unlock Dancing Plaza is a promising modern dance company with a unique style in Hong Kong. It emphasises the openness of space and communication between the performers and the audience. Its production of "Phoenix II - Read the World with Your Heart" won Hong Kong Dance Award 2009.  Currently, it is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Chopin vs Ca" by Unlock Dancing Plaza will be staged at 8pm on November 5 to 6, and 4pm on November 7, at the Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. Tickets priced at $180 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by telephone credit card booking. Half price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A special booking discount is also available. For more details, please check the programme leaflet.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for Internet booking, visit; for more information, visit

     Post-performance meet-the-artists will be held after the performance on November 5 and the audience is welcome to join.

Ends/Tuesday, October 5, 2010


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