Young choreographer-dancer Ivy Tsui to stage "Dehydrated Flower" in January

     Talented Hong Kong artist Ivy Tsui will stage her new dance work, entitled "Dehydrated Flower", in January next year.

     "Flowers bloom and wither", Tsui says. "People try everything to freeze the most glorious moments. They use photography, painting, poetry, fiction and music, but never succeed in making the beauty of flowers stay, least of all with the dehydrating process."

     Inspired by this, the choreographer-dancer thinks the same applies to human beings. She continues, "People strive to capture transient beauty and make it eternal. They try to encapsulate moments and look for the exuberant vitality that is bursting forth in every stage of life, from birth to death, with growing up and ageing in between." Tsui reflects on this situation in "Dehydrated Flower".

     Ivy Tsui graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2008. She has worked in Y-Space and Beijing's Body Acts. As a dedicated choreographer, her works, including "Beans", "Quanquan", "Shan Zha Shu" and "Dandelion", have received critical acclaim. Currently she is a freelance performer, tutor and choreographer in Hong Kong.

     "Dehydrated Flower" is one of the programmes in the "New Force in Motion" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on January 9 and 10 (Friday and Saturday) and 3pm on January 10 and 11 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Black Box Theatre of the Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets priced at $160 (free seating) are now available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the New Force in Motion series and the group booking packages. A meet-the-artist session will be held after the Saturday evening performance.

     The New Force in Motion series also includes "37¢XC" by Jo Leung (February 13 to 15).

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit Ticketing enquiries can be made on 3761 6661 and telephone credit card bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at

Ends/Friday, November 28, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:55