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Review-Nordic Waves-Hong Kong Arts Festival19-3-14

It’s been 12 hours since I left the Cultural Center and I still have no idea what I watched last night. Nordic Waves was billed as two modern dance pieces from Scandinavian choreographers. It was described in the program as “two highly provocative yet markedly contrasted productions by female choreographers Elina Pirinen and Gunilla Heilborn. While both choreographers’ works exhibit the sleek, minimalist characteristics of Nordic arts and designs, each projects an entirely different tone and temperature onto the stage.”

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Review-Asia Pacific Dance Platform-Hong Kong Arts Festival15-3-14

The ‘Asia Pacific Dance Platform IV,’ showcased the talents of five young dancers from China, India and Korea. Although the contemporary dance pieces weren't based around one theme, the show was able to display a variety of different kinds of performances.

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Review-Iphigenia in Tauris-Hong Kong Arts Festival13-3-14

Pina Bausch’s Iphigenia in Tauris is a dance/opera. What is a dance/opera? It is a blending of the two styles together that uses the storytelling and musical elements of classical opera and blends them with the movement and physicality of modern dance.

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Review-iTMOi-Hong Kong Arts Festival8-3-14

A commissioned work for the centenary of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring, iTMOi (which stands for In the Mind of Igor) premiered in Grenoble, France in May 2013. Instead of retaining Stravinsky's music or Vaslav Nijinsky's choreographic language from the iconoclastic ballet, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan explored the psyche of how the work came about.

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Review-Last Touch First-Hong Kong Arts Festival27-2-14

Only one word is really needed – mesmerizing.

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Review-Trisha Brown Dance Company-Hong Kong Arts Festival23-2-14

As a mixture of bodies glided on stage, swirled in the air and found their way back on foot, the music surfaced with each repeated tune. Rhythmic hand movements were strung skilfully into foot patterns with both ease and precision.

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Review-Highland Fling-Hong Kong Arts Festival22-2-14

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is described by the choreographer as "La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation." No statement could ever be more true about this beautiful reinterpretation. Set in a world of drugs, rock and roll and tartan overload, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a complete pleasure to watch.

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Review-Giselle-Hong Kong Arts Festival19-2-14

Frailty, thy name is woman, indeed. Giselle tells the story of a girl who, after realizing that her lover Loys was in fact the Duke Albrecht of Silesia and betrothed to another, descends into madness and dies of heartbreak.

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Audience Reaction-I Infinite-Tom Dale Company17-1-14

Did you have a chance to see I-Infinite?

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Audience Reaction-Sleeping Horses Lie-LCSD13-1-14

Did you have a chance to see Sleeping Horses Lie?

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