26-*27.11.2021 (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm
28.11.2021 (Sun) 3:00pm
Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
$550 $420 $300 $180 (Evenings)
$450 $320 $220 $160 (Matinee)
Tickets available at West Kowloon Cultural District from 24 September 2021
Programme Enquiries: 3103 1889
Ticketing Enquiries: 2200 0022
*With post-performance Meet-the-artist session
Programme duration is about 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission.
Please arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the performance begins.
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Audience members who leave the venue during the performance will not be re-admitted.
A poetic and dynamic dance ritual
Contemporary Dance Theatre Classic: Nine Songs
Internationally renowned choreographer Helen Lai teams up with the A-list creative team in an exciting blend of breathtaking spectacle and powerful ritual. Inspired by the work of the great Chinese poet Qu Yuan and composer Tan Dun, Nine Songs evokes the legends of the 3rd century BC in contemporary contexts, fusing the specially composed score with emotion and images of nature behind the ancient spirits of sky, rivers and mountains, the souls of the dead and the unquenchable hopes of the living.
Since its premiere in 1991, Nine Songs has been re-run and toured numerous times to critical acclaim. This 30th anniversary celebration is not to be missed!
◆The A-list Creative Team◆
Choreographer: Helen Lai
9-time winner of the Hong Kong Dance Awards
Awardee of the Award for Arts Archievement (Dance) from the HKADC (2003)
Awardee of the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts from the HKADC (2015)
Composer: Tan Dun
Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Score
Set and Costume Designer: Tim Yip
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Art Direction
Awardee of the Film's Best Costume Design from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (2001)
Lighting Designer: Leo Cheung
9-time winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards for Best Lighting Design
4-time winner of the Hong Kong Dance Awards
Sound Designer: Anthony Yeung
Winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards for Best Sound Design
Winner of the Hong Kong Dance Awards for Best Sound Design
Make-up and Hairstyle Designer: Sunny Chan
7-time winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards for Best Make-up Design
Founder of make-up academy
HKDC in Residence 2021
Chinese Calligraphy: King-hung Cheung with permission from designer Vera Chan
Images are for reference only