||National and international, resident and visiting artists have brought their unique creative talents to the creation of the extraordinary range of works that will be presented in the School of Dance Fall Performances. |
The performances will feature four works, three of which will be premiers created together with the students of the School. We are delighted to have welcomed Raymond Chai (Malaysia) and Leila McMillan (the United States) who have, throughout the fall semester, created two new works together with the Ballet and Contemporary students respectively. Chinese Dance students have been working with the Head of Chinese Dance, Professor Sheng Peiqi and Chinese Dance Lecturer, Yan Xiaoqiang in the creation of work based on the Chinese legend, The Butterfly Lovers. Completing the programme is the reconstruction of, Lure, a work performed by the Ballet Department. The piece was originally choreographed for the School of Dance by Anh Ngoc Nguyen (Vietnam) which has not yet been performed in Hong Kong, was presented to great acclaim in both mainland China and Europe.
The Architecture of 無 is created by London based dance artist Raymond Chai, for Ballet Department students, has taken inspiration for this new work from Prokofiev’s fast and dynamic classical symphony. The work explores the classical technique, revealing a contemporary treatment of a recognisable movement vocabulary. The other work that will be performed by the Ballet Department is Lure by Anh Ngoc Nguyen, a fast paced, technically demanding work that has been received, to high acclaim, by audiences both in Asia and Europe.
Leila McMillan’s new work Three fingers at arms Length, created for students from the Contemporary Department, looks at the work of visual artist Fipsi Seilern diving into a world of double identities; stepping into your shadow and being swallowed by clouds.
The Chinese legend of The Butterfly Lovers, has seen many varied interpretations. Often used as inspiration for productions, it has, over the years, manifested in a variety of theatrical and cinematic forms. In the Fall Performances, the poignant story of the lovers is re-visited by the students of the Chinese Dance Department.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at the performances.