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2012
January
Top Chinese dance choreographers to gather for talent showcase
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     Co-presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and City Contemporary Dance Company, "China Dance Forward" 2012 will be staged in February.

     "China Dance Forward" provides a platform for aspiring choreographers from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong to present their works and exchange ideas. Through an open call, the organisers have selected top next-generation dance talents to meet and perform in Hong Kong. Hailing from Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xian, Nanjing, Zhengzhou and Changde, the choreographers will exhibit their explorations of the theme "Chinese dance in a contemporary context" in their works.

     Selected works are as follows:

Chen Pinjia and Hu Xiaofeng -
"No Limit" (Guangzhou)
Helen Zhao and Wang Yuanqing -
"Unicellular Movement" (Beijing)
Yuan Shi, Chen Lin and Wang Peng -
"The Doctor and the Patients" (Zhengzhou; Soul Dancing Studio) 
Liu Lei and Pan Xiaonan -
"Looking For Myself" (Nanjing; Xxx)
Chen Gong and Zhao Yangyi -
"A Bird And A Fish In Love" (Xian)
Ye Rourou, Wu Fei and Zong Cenyang -
"Floating" (Shanghai)
Xu An -
"Body Ritual" (Changde; Jiu Ding Dance Studio) 
Chang Chien Hao -
"The Next" (Taipei; Chang Dance Theater)
Chen Yeh Ying -
"Out of Place" (Taipei)
Lin Su Lien -
"The Opening" (Taipei)
Hugh Cho@Unlock -
"Me & Myself" (Hong Kong)
Rex Chiu -
"The Autistic Genius" (Hong Kong; The Autistic Genius)

     "China Dance Forward" 2012, co-presented by City Contemporary Dance Company, will be staged at 8pm on February 24 and 25 (Friday and Saturday) at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $200 and $140 are available from January 24 onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis.) Please refer to the website and programme leaflets for details of the special booking discount scheme.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323, or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/dance/0000036c.html. For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone booking, please call 2111 5999. For Internet booking, please visit www.urbtix.hk.

     A post-performance seminar will be held on February 24. Admission is free. Patrons are welcome to stay and join.

Ends/Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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