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Solo Soul Series to kick off with Daniel Yeung's "Metalove"

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents the Solo Soul Series featuring four local and overseas artists including Daniel Yeung (dancer), Wong Bik-wan (writer), Dulcinea Langfelder (multi-art performer) and Vincent Mantsoe (dancer).

The series starts this month (May) with renowned local dancer Daniel Yeung's hyper-visal body-art dance "Metalove".

Yeung's work conveyed the absolute importance of love between life and death. It is a dance aria where love reaches ecstacy, and dance no longer has any boundaries. Yeung lost his father, mother and lover within a short span of a few years; then in 2003, he, along with his fellow Hong Kong residents, survived the threat of SARS. It was then that he realised matters of life and death, love and memory, should be our everyday concerns.

"Metalove" brings a multi-dimensional experience of body, video, installation of light, sound and image, to explore the possibilities of the dimensions between life and death, in senses tangible and intangible. Yeung sees when Life is weaker than Love, both might come to the same end.

Yeung is acclaimed by dance critics as Hong Kong's most physical choreographer and one who is not afraid to tackle taboo subjects. He made audiences sit up and take notice when he challenged the politics of sex and the male body with his steamy dance work, "Play Boys", at the 2002 Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Daniel Yeung was listed as a choreographer to watch in the Ballet-tanz Yearbook 2003; he was awarded Rising Artist (Dance) by the HK Arts Development Council in 2002 and the winner of 2000 Dance & Choreography Award of the HK Dance Alliance.

"Metalove" will be staged at 8pm, on June 18 and 19, at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets priced at $120 and $90 are now available at all URBTIX outlet. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients, while Friends of LCSD performing venues receive a 10% discount. For group booking discount schemes, please refer to programme leaflets.

For ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit . For more programme details, visit .

A post-performance meet-the-artist session will be held on June 18. And a public demonstration performance "From music, sculpture, installation, video, literature to dance: an introduction to a physical and metaphysical transformation in dance making" will be held at 3pm on May 29, at GR1, 6/F, Backstage, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Other coming attractions of the Solo Soul Series include "The Silent and the Obscure" by Wong Bik-wan (June 17 to 20 at Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre), "Victoria" by Dulcinea Langfelder & Co from Canada (July 2 to 4 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre) and dance solo by Vincent Mantsoe from South Africa (July 9 to 11 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre).

Ends/Tuesday, May 4, 2004
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