In the Show – 10th November 2009

It has been nine years since choreographer and dancer Mui Cheuk-yin’s previous entry in her dance diary. Much has happened since then.

“Diary VI – Applause” is the sixth in her solo diary series. On stage are 50 boxes, each representing a year of her life. Mui looks through them, revisiting her past, from her first solo dance, “Awakenings in a Dream” 28 years ago. She reflects on her identity as a dancer, her career, and coping with getting older.

Korean director Park Chan-Wook is a director who forces you to pay attention. His 2002 “Sympathy for Mr Vengeance”, 2003’s “Old Boy”, and 2005’s “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” were all gruesome updatings of the Jacobean revenge tragedy with a distinctly Korean touch. In his new film “Thirst” Park has tried to take a new look at the vampire mythology, and a frequently oddball look it is.

In 1987, an English musician and illustrator Peter Suart got together with Hong Kong-born violinist Kung Chi-Shing to form the theatrical music ensemble “The Box”.

Last weekend they celebrated their 22nd anniversary with a retrospective concert.

To see a streaming video of the show please click here.

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