Public Forum: From《梁祝》to 涼足；從 COVID 到 COLD FEET
03 February 2021‖18:00
Price Info : Free Admission
School / Department : School of Dance
Category : Academy Events
Under COVID-19, the School of Dance is finding innovative ways for our students to continue their dance practice in Repertory course during an unusual time rifted by changes and challenges. Join us as Yuri Ng, choreographer of Butterfly Lovers, together with visiting artists Sylvia Lee, Jennifer Mok, Ivy Tsui, and dramaturg Dong Yan, share their experiences on re-adapting and recreating this dance work.
Yuri Ng, Artistic Director of City Contemporary Dance Company & Choreographer of Butterfly Lovers
Sylvia Lee, Jennifer Mok, Ivy Tsui & Dong Yan
Stella Lau, Senior Lecturer (Ballet) & Leader of GYDP and Outreach of School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
About Yuri Ng
Born in Hong Kong and an experienced dance artist, Yuri Ng has been involved with ballet, contemporary dance, drama, classical music and a cappella, as well as stage setting and costume design. He began classical ballet training with Jean Wong at the age of six, going on to win scholarships to study in Canada and the United Kingdom. He was awarded the Adeline Genée Gold Medal from the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) in 1983 before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a dancer.
After his return to Hong Kong in 1993, Ng established a strong connection with CCDC. He worked with the Company on many performances, including A Game of ____ (1993) as choreographer and set and costume designer; The Second Shirt Skirt Show (1995) and Love On Sale (2008) as choreographer; le beau (1996) and The Firecracker (1997) as choreographer and costume designer. He contributed to Seasonal Syndromes (2008), Very Dance (2009) and The Legend and The Hero (2011) as stage/set and costume designer, and to Requiem HK (2018) as choreographer, set and costume designer. Yuri Ng has been the Artistic Director of CCDC since 2021.
Yuri Ng received the Artist of the Year Award – Choreographer from Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1997 and in 1998, and was awarded the Prix d’ Auteur at the Sixth Rencontres Choreographiques Internationale de Seine-St-Denis (Bagnolet) for his choreography of Boy Story. His two solo pieces choreographed for Genée International Ballet Competition in 2006 have been adopted into the RAD syllabus. His choreography of A Soldier’s Story, in collaboration with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, received the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2008. He won a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2012 and Award for Best Artist (Dance) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2013. Ng also won Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Large Venue Production for Requiem HK at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2019.
Yuri Ng is currently the Co-artistic Director of Yat Po Singers. He was the Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Artist Associate from 2011 to 2013.