Kidult Ophelia

2 March 2013, No. 12 Cattle Depot, Hong Kong Saw a site specific dance piece last night at the Cattle Depot Artist Village. It’s the only existing pre-war animal quarantine / slaughterhouse in HK, which was transformed into an artist village in 2001. Cool site, but, um, I’m not gonna comment on the show we … More Kidult Ophelia

Burn the Floor – the Ultimate Ballroom Sensation

24 October 2012, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong Probably the highest energy show I have ever seen. Absolutely incredible how they managed to sustain their energy levels for more than two hours of intense non-stop ballroom dancing. This show had an interesting vibe and flavour. It started off with 90s rock n’ … More Burn the Floor – the Ultimate Ballroom Sensation

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

27 July 2012, Olympic Stadium The most anticipated show of the year. And I feel so privileged to have experienced it live. It was phenomenal. A lot of people have been comparing it to the 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony. But I don’t think you can really compare the two. Beijing was an incredible spectacle, showcasing militant … More London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

Sutra

30 June 2009, Sadler’s Wells, London (heh, this post is a little overdue) I absolutely LOVED this show. One of my all time favourites. At first, I struggled with what I read as West vs. East. It started off with the celebrated Moroccan/Flemish choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and a little Shaolin monk playing with a … More Sutra

Boy Blue: Pied Piper

10 December 2009, Barbican, London I think it’s great that there are two cultural venues in London this Christmas that are featuring hip-hop/street dance shows as their main festive offerings. Even more, it’s evident that there is big enough of a market to support both. The audiences were packed when I went to see the … More Boy Blue: Pied Piper

Bruno Beltrão: H3

29 May 2009, Sadler’s Wells, London. There were numerous quietly beautiful moments in this performance. It was an evening of powerful opposites – moments of solitude mixed with mass sections; the bare stage set against the shiny mirrored black floor; the dancers all had the stereotypical agility and explosive power of hip-hop and break dancers, … More Bruno Beltrão: H3