In the Show – 29th December 2009

30 years of Performing Arts – Three Anniversaries

1979 was a big year for Hong Kong’s performing arts scene. It’s the year in which The Hong Kong Ballet Company, the City Contemporary Dance Company, and the Chung Ying Theatre Company were founded. To end 2009, we’re looking back, with them, at their first thirty years.

Lin Hwai-min teaches Hong Kong children to “Leap”

Supported by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation and three nurseries under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, “Leap” is a dance class for children between four and six. Lin Hwai-min, the founder and Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, has brought the Taiwan curriculum to Hong Kong. Based on the course developed eleven years ago at the Cloud Gate Dance School, the Hong Kong version is slightly modified. In a rare English interview, Lin talks to us about the class, and looks back on his long career with Cloud Gate.

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