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Review- 365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism- CCDC27-6-15

Postulated by Edward Said, the prominent literary critic of post-colonialism, Orientalism is a European invention of the colonizers to define the East as its contrasting image. As the most recurring images of Orientalism are often associated with notions as primitive, romantic, exotic, mysterious, and subservient, to undo these colonial stereotypes means to present an alternative image to the listed characteristics. CCDC pulled off this concept with brilliant witticism.

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Review- Refugees of the Septic Heart- Tom Dale Company22-6-15

Formed in 2001, Tom Dale Company has established itself as belonging to the new wave of artists testing the boundaries of contemporary dance practice. TDC creates collaborative performances, with a particular focus on the synergy between electronic music, the digital arts and dance.

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Preview- 365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism- CCDC19-6-15

The East, not surely by tradition or cultural prospective, usually refers to Asia and the West for Europe and America. What do you correlate when coming across the East? Calligraphy, Buddha, Feng Shui, bowls, chopsticks, Mandarin gowns, martial arts, long sleeves, dragons, meditation and yoga?

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Review- The Legend of Mulan- Hong Kong Dance Company13-6-15

Based on the famous folklore of one of China’s most iconic historic heroines, Mulan by the Hong Kong Dance Company was a captivating dance drama that told the legend of Mulan in beautiful choreography, seamless storytelling, and visually arresting production. Director and Choreographer Yang Yuntao continues to impress with his work and I can now call myself a fan.

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Review- Boy Story/Reborn- Unlock Dancing Plaza25-5-15

I went into Boy Story/Reborn not knowing what to expect. I haven’t seen much modern dance in Hong Kong but by reading the program, I came to learn that Yuri Ng is one of our city’s most cherished and prolific choreographers of recent years.

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Review- Happy Birthday?- CCDC25-4-15

Birthdays are a certainty in life, coming around like clockwork, a fixed point around which each life can turn. And, unlike death and taxes, they’re a cause for celebration. Or are they?

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Preview- Happy Birthday?- CCDC25-3-15

Would it be a sad day if no one wished you “Happy Birthday”? This is the question CCDC is asking in its new show in April.

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Review-Asia Pacific Dance Platform-Hong Kong Arts Festival8-3-15

Asia Pacific Dance Platform VII consists of two pieces. It began with Hyoseung Ye’s short autobiographical solo dance Traces in which he negotiated with his dancer’s body. After 10 minutes’ break, the set design was changed for a dual dance 2 Men in which Chen Wu-kang and Su Wei-chia wrestled with the boundary of their 17 year friendship. Both pieces are very personal and heartfelt expressions through movement. I was electrified at one moment, laughed and smiled at another and had a very enjoyable night. I would recommend these two pieces as well worth checking out.

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Review-Gala Flamenca-Hong Kong Arts Festival28-2-15

As part of the 43rd annual Hong Kong Arts Festival, Gala Flamenca comes to Hong Kong to showcase some of the world’s renowned flamenco dancers: Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodríguez, Jesús Carmona and Karime Amaya. The HKAF promotes local and international talent with the aim of facilitating cultural exchange, and the Gala Flamenca definitely is a unique cultural experience you don’t usually get the chance to see in Hong Kong.

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One Billion Rising Today!14-2-15

Have a desire to dance in the streets for equality?

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