Grand Original Dance Poem  Shan Shui: An Ode to Nature


21 — 22.5.2021 (Fri — Sat) 7:45pm

22 — 23.5.2021 (Sat — Sun) 3:00pm 


Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre 

$480 $380 $280 $180 $80 (Evenings) 

$440 $340 $240 $140 $80 (Matinees)


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A Waltz of Nature’s Timeless Charm

Shanshui (landscape) paintings are an important vehicle for art and philosophy in traditional Chinese culture. Through depicting the external environment, artists give expression to the internal human world, revealing the relationship between man and nature.

In this work, Hong Kong Dance Company draws on the image of nature under the brush, painting an inner world beyond the confines of time or space through dance. The dancers' bodies become the brush's dots, dashes and vigorous strokes; they are the artist's eye for rhyme, rhythm and internal beauty.

Sense the power of nature through the body, take in worldly beauty and meditate on the origins of life. Pass through mountains and over waters, and with a full heart, let the limits of the self and the physical world dissolve.


Director & Choreographer: Yang Yuntao

Composer & Music Director: Paul Yip

Set & Costume Designer: Tsang Man-tung

Lighting Designer: Gabriel Fung

Digital Image Designer: Oliver Shing

Sound Designer: Anthony Yeung



Programme Plus

Pulsing@Shan Shui Photo Contest

Entries Calling : 13-30 April 2021

Entries on display : 

Date : 21-23 May 2021

Venue : 2/F, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Images of Shanshui - Bonsai Workshop

Date : 24 April 2021

Time : 14:00-17:30

Venue : Cattle Depot Artist Village, ToKwaWan


Culture Talk I: Experiencing Shanshui Paintings with Dance Poetry 

Guest speakers: Mr Tang HingSun, Curator(Art)Chih Lo Lou of Hong Kong Museum of Art, Mr Yang Yuntao, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Dance Company

Date & Time: 1 May 2021 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:30

Venue : Studio 1, 8/F, Hong Kong Dance Company


Culture Talk II: In Search of Shanshui - A Dialogue Between Dance and Visual Arts

Guest speakers: Mr Yeung Chun Tong, Director of Sun Museum、Mr Yang Yuntao, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Dance Company

Date & Time: 8 May 2021 (Sat) 15:00-17:00

Venue: Sun Museum (4th Floor, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)


Pre-performance Exhibition 

Date: 3-20 May 2021

Venue: Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


After Show Session 

Meet the Artists 

23 May 2021 (Sun) To be held after the Matinee performance. For ticket holders of this performance only.