A Soldier’s Story – the new generation

photo courtesy of The Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Stravinsky – The Soldier’s Tale
An ageless tale of temptation, greed and hopeful redemption that resonates through time.

One of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras, Hong Kong Sinfonietta presents a unique version of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, specially reconceived and re-enacted as a “concert drama”, featuring young violinist Tseng Yu-chien, winner of the highest awarded prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition 2015, and acclaimed dance artist Chen Wu-kang.

The drama unfolds from the first act as Tseng’s virtuosity on Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin attracts the attention of the devil, portrayed by Chen. He then gains fame and recognition over the course of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D, Op 35, accompanied by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. An introspective second half of the evening sees the orchestra and dance artists relating a cautionary tale of the soldier/violinist who sacrifices his soul to the devil in exchange for fame, wealth and glory.

A Soldier’s Story – The New Generation is a production conceived in collaboration by Hong Kong Sinfonietta Music Director and Conductor Yip Wing-sie and choreographer Yuri Ng, with help from dance artists CHEN Wu-kang, Jay Jen Loo, Abby Chan and Hikaru Tsutagawa, and featuring a Mandarin libretto translated by Michael Lam.

The performance by Hong Kong Sinfonietta is financially supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Date:    2016/2/20
Time:    8PM
Venue:    Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Date:     2016/2/27

Time:      7:30PM

Venue:      Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore


Beppu International Dance Festival

Mixed Bathing World 2015


Why not enjoy the performances of dancers from three Asian countries ?
Let’s encounter in hot Asian dance in the ” Beppu Asian Dance Night ! ” !

Date:September 6 (Sun) 19:00〜 20:45
Place:Some place in Beppu Center
(Rooftop of Tokiwa Beppu → Underground of ‘Beppu blue bird theatre’ → Kaimonji Park)

<TIme and place and performers>

19:00 ’Arabesque’ from vietnam at Rooftop of Tokiwa Beppu

19:40 ’Daniel Kok & Luku George’ from Singapore at Underground of ‘Beppu blue bird theatre’

20:20 ’Dani Yeung、Abby man-yee Chan、He Una、Mui Cheuk yin’ from Hong Kong at Kaimonji Park

>mini performance<
September 5 (Sat) 12:00〜12:30
@ JR BEPPU Station


共催:国際交流基金 アジアセンター

制作:NPO法人 Japan Contemporary Dance Network



Body-in-Progress: 聚光dance · 散光show

Body-in-Progress: 聚光dance · 散光show

陳敏兒 Abby Chan (Dance) x 莫偉強 Christoper Mok (Lighting Design)

16 Aug 2015(Sun)7:30pm





戲劇顧問Dramaturg: 陳志樺 Mann Chan
舞者 Dancers:
Frankie Ho
Kenneth Sze
Joseph Lee*
Gabbie Chan

Article about 聚光dance · 散光show by William Chan

On Two Work-in-progress Presentations with Bodies, Lights and Objects

In Your Face – Screen Dance Project

Abby Chan x INJURY

As the world becomes angrier, this video emphasize catching the exaggerated expressions, gestures and actions of rage. The issues may be different, but the anger expressed by people around the world is universally understood, like —– emoji. Film is a natural medium to explore the idea of uncontrollable emotions. The behavior can look cartoonish, clownish, or immature. Hopefully this humorous tone helps to drive home the idea that anger uncontrolled does benefits no one. ACTION (camera phrase) with good intention is in need.

Another attempt of this video is merging film, dance and the fashion design of INJURY together. The name INJURY – when you are being cut and sewn you are in a situation of INJURY same as fabrics. Same as people.

In Your Face

 Director and choreographer: Abby Chan

Performers: Olivia LiLai Tak WaiGabbie ChanPooN ChunhoRebecca Pik Kei WongNcw Rasta Steve

Producer: Jaye Chan
DOP: Billy Tai
Editor: Aka Mok
Special thanks: Rita Tita / Noemie Lafrance / Maurice LaiIvy TsuiJames Yang
Fashion sponsored by: Dan@INJURY http://theinjury.com.au


Allegro – E-Side Dance Company


Vibrant ideas raving out striking rhythms of movements.

編舞:林波 阮日廣 黃大徽 古倩婷*

Choreographers: Lam Po, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Dick Wong, Christine Gouzelis*

11-12.7.2015 星期六 Sat 8pm 星期日 Sun 3pm

Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

“Dick Wong Tai-fai’s solo for Abby Chan Man-yee, Fissure, explores the conflict between the rational and emotional sides of the brain. Chan dances the same sequence of steps over and over while her “other” self, projected on a screen, gives her instructions. The introduction of music transforms the steps as they are accompanied by first one, then another sequence from Stravinsky’s TheRite of Spring. A smart piece performed with commitment by Chan. “

-by Natasha Rogai (SCMP)

ArtPlus review by 洛楓


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見光舞蹈會 工作坊
15.7.2015 (Wed) 8pm
陳敏兒 Abby Chan (Dance) x 莫偉強 Christoper Mok (Lighting Design)

九龍新蒲崗五芳街5-7號華懋工業大廈7D室 (港鐵鑽石山站A2出口)