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Academy Dance: Tabula Rasa

Academy Dance: Tabula Rasa


18 - 19 November 201620:00

Venue : Academy Lyric Theatre

Price Info : $55 (Student Ticket) - $115

School / Department : School of Dance

Category : Academy Events

The School of Dance, justly proud of its history in the development, training and showcasing of talented young artists, provides pathways to the dance industry of Hong Kong and beyond. Exploring an intersection between East and West, tradition and contemporary, this November season entitled Tabula Rasa, presents artistic, creative and physical challenges that enable these talented students to reach and push beyond boundaries. To witness the boundaries is exciting; to push past them is an affirmation to growth and life.


Tabula Rasa consists of five dynamic dance works featuring the three different dance disciplines within the School of Dance, Chinese Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dance. 


Chinese Dance presents The Battle Drums of Jin Shan and Wedding Mashirapu two works, which exemplify just two aspects of the traditional form, conveying insight and impressions of Chinese culture and history.


Contemporary Dance discovers intersections between time and instability in two new works this season, Under This Weight and Beyond Restraint by Artist in Residence Dam Van Huynh and Li Yongjing respectively.


The Ballet Partenope is set to impress with its new dance work that pushes the boundaries of the balletic form, created by Artist in Residence Iratxe Ansa.   


This programme is dedicated to our dear friend and co-collaborator in developing dance Mr Ringo Chan.  




Iratxe Ansa

Dam Van Huynh 

Li Yongjing 

Pasha Umer 


Set Designer 

Stephanie Lee


Costume Designers 

Stacy Ip Wing-kwan 

Anna Kozina


Lighting Designer 

Alice Kwong 


Sound Designer 

 L C Fung 


Performed by

The Academy Dance Ensemble