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Hong Kong Dance Company and Helen Lai: Nine Songs

Hong Kong Dance Company and Helen Lai: Nine Songs

Internationally renowned choreographer Helen Lai teams up with Oscar winners Tan Dun and Tim Yip to deliver an awe-inspiring blend of spectacle and ritual.

Since its 1991 premiere, the work has toured internationally to critical acclaim, and now returns to Hong Kong in this 30th-anniversary production co-presented by Freespace and Hong Kong Dance Company. Inspired by the epic poems of 3rd century BCE writer Qu Yuan, Nine Songs honours ancient legends in contemporary form, invoking the spirits of sky, rivers, mountains, the dead, and the unquenchable hopes of the living.

Nine Songs is part of “HKDC in Residence 2021”.
HKDC in Residence is part of West Kowloon’s commitment to long-term partnerships with local and international arts organisations. In this three-year residency, Freespace joins hands with HKDC in bringing a diverse range of dance experiences to audiences of all ages. Nine Songs is part of HKDC in Residence.
Artistic Team:

  • Choreographer: Helen Lai
  • Composer: Tan Dun
  • Set and Costume Designer: Tim Yip
  • Lighting Designer: Leo Cheung
  • Sound Designer: Anthony Yeung
  • Make-up and Hairstyle Designer: Sunny Chan

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Image Credit: Hong Kong Dance Company




Performances on 26–27 November 2021: 550 HKD ($420, $300, $180)
Performance on 28 November 2021: 450 HKD ($320, $220, $160)

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