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"China Dance Forward" to reveal the new face of Chinese modern dance

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) jointly present "China Dance Forward" in January. This production showcases China's thriving contemporary art scene, as well as reflecting the current cultural boom in Taiwan, Hong Kong and in the Mainland. It also presents an overview of the works of China's exciting young ethnic choreographers.

     Over the past two decades, Willy Tsao, artistic director of the CCDC, has done much to promote modern dance in the Mainland, and has borne witness to its development and fruition in both north and south China. Now, through an open call, he has selected top Chinese modern dance artists of the new generation to perform in Hong Kong. Coming from Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Jinan, Yinchuan, Nanchang and Shenzhen, these groups will present the hippest styles, visions and focuses in Chinese modern dance today.

     The production includes two different programmes, with different combinations of dance troupes and dancers, to be staged at the Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Details are as follows:

Programme I
January 28, 2011 (Friday) 8pm
January 29, 2011 (Saturday) 3pm

Programme II
January 29, 2011 (Saturday) 8pm
January 30, 2011 (Sunday) 3pm

     Tickets priced at $180 and $120 are now available at the URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. (Limited tickets for students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)  Please refer to programme leaflets for more discount schemes.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323 (LCSD) or 2329 7803 (CCDC); for ticketing enquiries call 2734 9009. Internet bookings are available at For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Visit or for more information on the programme.

     Post-performance seminars are available on January 28 and 30. Patrons are welcome and admission is free.

Ends/Tuesday, December 28, 2010


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