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Hong Kong Dance Company and Helen Lai: Nine Songs

26 November 2021 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:45 pm, repeating until 27 November 2021

One event on 28 November 2021 at 3:00 pm

$160 – $550


Internationally renowned choreographer Helen Lai is staging an exquisite performance that blends poetry, dance, drama, music and rituals, with an award winning team of masters: Tan Dun – Composer, Grammy and Oscar winner; Tim Yip – Set and Costume Designer, Oscar and British Academy of Film and Television Arts award winner; Leo Cheung – International Lighting Designer, nine times recipient of the Best Lighting Design of the Hong Kong Drama Awards; Anthony Yeung – Sound Designer, winner of prestigious Sound Design Awards; Sunny Chan – seven times recipient of the Best Makeup Design of the Hong Kong Drama Awards; with the dancers from Hong Kong Dance Company.

Nine Songs has been inspired by the works of the great Chinese poet Qu Yuan and composer Tan Dun. It presents ancient legend in contemporary context, fusing the specially composed score and movements with emotion and imagery of nature, telling the stories of human and nature, life and death, and reality and dreams.

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.

For the last three decades, Nine Songs has been staged in Hong Kong and toured around the world numerous times. Hong Kong Dance Company and Freespace are co-presenting 3 performances of Nine Songs from 26 to 28 November 2021.

Date and time

26–27* November 2021 (Friday–Saturday)   7:45pm

28 November 2021 (Sunday)  3:00pm

*With post-performance Meet-the-artist session

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission


26 November 2021
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
$160 – $550
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