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Lecture series on "The Beauty of Chinese Dance" to explore folk dance across Chinese cultures

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, a lecture series titled "The Beauty of Chinese Dance" on the aesthetics and character of folk dance across Chinese cultures will be held in May and June.

     Hosted by experienced Chinese dance artist Chung Ching, this series aims to extend the distinctive styles and characteristics of Chinese folk dance to explore the aesthetics and character of folk dance across Chinese cultures. Through a progressive study of hand, foot and body movements and the associated emotions, the body language and dance idioms of different ethnic groups are compared and analysed in terms of four areas, namely the movements and configurations of the hands, the pace of ascent of the feet, the turning and dynamic points of the body, and the emotions from within. By demonstration, exposition and participation, audiences will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the emotions and nuances of various dance movements in a relaxed and lively learning environment, enriching their knowledge of Chinese dance and enhancing their aesthetic appreciation of the art form.

     Details of the lecture series are as follows:

May 8 and 15 (Thursdays)
Topic: The movements and configurations of the hands

May 22 and 29 (Thursdays)
Topic: The pace of ascent of the feet

June 5 and 12 (Thursdays)
Topic: The turning and dynamic points of the body

June 19 and 26 (Thursdays)
Topic: The emotions from within

     All sessions will be held at 7.30pm at the Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall. Tickets priced at $50 (each session) are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card 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). A discount will be given for each purchase of standard tickets for four lectures or more. Please refer to programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries call 3761 6661. For telephone credit card bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at Visit

Ends/Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:48


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