Daniel Yeung presents his latest body-art dance work "Medi.C"
Acclaimed by dance critics as "Hong Kong's most daring choreographer who is not afraid to tackle taboo subjects", local choreographer Daniel Yeung will perform in his latest production, "Medi.C" next month. The production is a hyper-visual dance theatre performance after his last dance narrative "Metalove" presented four years ago.
In "Medi.C", Yeung attempts to use traditional Chinese body culture to inject new energy into contemporary Chinese dance (New China). Like herbalists, who use eyes, nose, ears and professional experience to find out what causes the patient's poor health, Yeung will use a similar approach to help "New China" to tone up the body, mind and spirit, beginning with the self, the environment, and beyond.
With a major in fine arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a background in painting and music, Yeung is a self-taught dancer and choreographer and has received major dance scholarships in Hong Kong. He has won many awards, including the "Rising Artist Award, Artist Award of the Year" from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2002); the "Hong Kong Dance Award" from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance (2002 and 2005) and was listed as "The Choreographer To Watch" in the Ballet-tanz yearbook, Germany (2003).
Yeung's productions were described as "East-West merges without artifice" (The Daily News, Sweden) and "a precise, inventively witty mating of art with technology" (The Age, Australia). His previous works included "Play Boys", "Dance Exhibitionist - A Paradise for Natural Body" and "Metalove".
Being one of the highlights in the "Hong Kong Stories Series" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Medi.C" will be staged at 8pm on June 27 (Friday) and 28 (Saturday) at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall.
Tickets priced at $140 and $200 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for various booking schemes. Please refer to the programme leaflets for details.
The performances may contain adult content. A meet-the-artist session will be held after Friday's performance. For enquiries about the programme, call 2268 7323 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp
. Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at http://www.urbtix.hk
Ends/Tuesday, May 13, 2008