"Spiritual Girl" blends yoga with dance to purify your soul
You seek out the source of life. He explores the meaning of death. She captures the flowing stream in life. She is "Spiritual Girl"!
As the conceiver, choreographer and performer of solo dance "Spiritual Girl", Yeung Wai-mei blends yoga with dance, taking the audience on a tour of New Age thinking to find that inner peace and tranquility.
"Spiritual Girl", a dance work for people to enjoy zen and meditation, is one of the programmes of the "New Vision Arts Festival" organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on November 5 and 6, and 3pm on November 7 at the Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Cultural Activities Hall.
Soul-searcher Yeung Wai-mei, with expressive choreography, will bring her audience to a simple but interesting guided tour of spirituality. By looking in one's self on the inside and outside, dissolving conflicts in life in care and peace, "Spiritual Girl" instills a natural force inside the theatre and purifies the soul.
Many other talents have contributed to the modern dance work of "Spiritual Girl" which is the product of a talented creative team including video creation Adrian Yeung and Guy Cheung, set designer Ribble Chung, lighting designer Lau Ming-hang and costume designer Ruby Li.
Yeung Wai-mei graduated from the School of Dance of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1990 and received her MFA degree at the University of Iowa in the USA. She co-founded McMuiMui Dansemble with Abby Chan in 1996, and they have been invited to participate in many dance festivals in Asia.
She won the Hong Kong Dance Award 2001 presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. In 2001, she toured her solo work "Tango with Water Sleeves" with the Little Asia Dance Exchange Network to Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. Other invitations include the Asian Image Festival of Copenhagen in Denmark and International Woman Theatre Festival in the Philippines. In 2003, she was included in Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame as one of the outstanding choreographers in Hong Kong.
Tickets for "Spiritual Girl" priced at $120 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Group booking discounts are up to 20% off.
Programme brochures are available at URBTIX outlets or at the website, http://www.newvisionfestival.gov.hk
For programme enquiries, call 2370 1044. Telephone reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at http://www.urbtix.hk
Ends/Saturday, October 16, 2004