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She Says, He Talks
Mourning with no end in sight. Dance until the soul finds rest.

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CCDC 2016 Dance Season
She Says, He Talks

Mourning with no end in sight. Dance until the soul finds rest.


In December, CCDC proudly presents She Says, He Talks, a double-bill crafted by two winners of Hong Kong Dance Award “Outstanding Choreography” – CCDC dancer-choreographer Noel Pong and Vietnamese choreographer Anh Ngoc Nguyen – from 9 to 10 December 2017 at the Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre.


She Says | Leaving & Living

Born in Hong Kong, Noel Pong’s work is known for its humour and theatrical presentation of everyday life, where accessible subjects make contemporary dance more familiar. Audiences describe her choreography as “down-to-earth yet unconventional”, resonating with the Hong Kong context. Her new work, Leaving & Living, co-created with her design team – Charfi Hung, Low Shee Hoe and Ha Yan-pui – is a sincere reflection of Pong’s personal life, recalling the experience of losing a loved one.


The memories lingering within these walls seem so near. An ordinary living room contains a plethora of memories. When a loved one has departed, how does it feel to cross its threshold? What emotions do we feel? Sometimes we gain, sometimes we lose. If we are predestined to walk this path in life, when shall we be reunited?


He Talks| Mother, I am Sorry

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Anh Ngoc Nguyen has been creating dance to great acclaim since 2002. After the Hong Kong Dance Award winning Sense from In-Between, Anh Ngoc Nguyen continues to explore the universe and humanistic concerns through dance, rethinking their relationships and asking questions about our propensity to ruin our habitat. Nguyen partners designer Edmond Wong and video artist Wing Lo for the first time to create a brand new dance experience.


In the beginning, there was no form but void. The Mother of Earth, Gaia, was born in chaos. As the source of life, she gave birth to the sky, the sea, the mountains and the gods.


Two exciting new works in one evening. Experience a range of emotions from real life and how they affect us. Open your eyes to everything in the universe. Cherish every moment.


She Says, He Talks is presented by CCDC. Tickets now available at URBTIX. Discount offers and Programme Plus Events are available. Please call 2329 7803 or visit CCDC website (www.ccdc.com.hk) for details.


She Says, He Talks

9*~10.12.2016 8pm

Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

$250, $180, $140

*Meet-the-artist after performance

(Half price for Full time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients) Other discounts for universities, arts organisations and merchants are available. Please refer to www.ccdc.com.hk

Choreography: Noel Pong, Anh Ngoc Nguyen

Set Design: Charfi HUNG (Leaving & Living),

Anh Ngoc NGUYEN (Mother, I am Sorry)

Costume Design: Charfi HUNG (Leaving & Living),

Edmond WONG (Mother, I am Sorry)

Lighting Design: LOW Shee Hoe

Sound Design: HA Yan-pui

Video Design: Wing LO

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661 (10 am – 8 pm)

Programme Enquiries: 2329 7803 / info@ccdc.com.hk

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Mobile Ticketing App: My URBTIX
CCDC website: www.ccdc.com.hk



Free Programme Plus Events

Photo Exhibition and “You Speak” Free Postcard Delivery


Foyer Exhibition Area E1, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Noel Pong and Anh Ngoc Nguyen, choreographers of She Says, He Talks, share with their loves and the world though dance. Is there someone you’d like to open your heart to? What would you tell them?


CCDC will play messenger so you can tell someone you care about something you’ve been wanting to say to them. Pick up a postcard at the She Says, He Talks exhibition, write your message and drop it in the collection box at the exhibition. We will do the rest! (Terms and conditions please refer to the special collection box placed at the exhibition area.)


She says, he talks, now you speak! Don’t be shy – let them know!


Open Rehearsal

26.11.2016 (Sat) 11 am

CCDC Dance Centre

Online Registration: https://goo.gl/vKSB2l


Post-performance Meet-the-artist

9.12.2016 (Fri)

Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre



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Ms. Jaye Chan (Project Coordinator)

Tel: 3170 9963

Email: jayechan@ccdc.com.hk

Ms Miranda Li (Project Manager)

Tel: 3170 9931

Email: miranda@ccdc.com.hk





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About the Choreographers


The Hong Kong-born Noel Pong is celebrated for combining elements of dance and drama in her choreography. After graduating from the HKAPA with First Class Honours in modern dance, she joined CCDC in 1997. Pong is also the co-founder of Zero Zero Ensemble.


Her choreography Crime Scene was selected by the South China Morning Post as one of the "Best Dances" of 2009 and Off Screen received the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award for “Outstanding Choreography”. Happy Birthday? was selected as The Hecklers “Best Dance Show” by HKELD. She has also been invited to restage several pieces of her work for the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival. Noel is regarded as one of “Hong Kong’s most promising choreographers” by the South China Morning Post.


Anh Ngoc Nguyen was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. He graduated with distinction from the Vietnamese Dance College and received a full scholarship from the HKAPA. Acclaimed as a choreographer since 2002, he won third prize at the Vietnamese National Dance Competition (2002), before receiving the Bonnie Bird UK New Choreography Award in 2005 and the Spotlight Award, UK Critics’ Circle Dance Awards (Outstanding Male Artist) in 2008. He was appointed resident choreographer at Union Dance Company in 2007 and became the Rehearsal Director for Henri Oguike Dance Company in 2010. Nguyen has danced with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Phoenix Dance Theatre – among others.


His recent works include Sense from In-Between (CCDC), EVOL from Choreographers’ Showcase (Hong Kong Ballet), Cham’s Soul from Springboard Showcase 2016, Moments from Autumn Serenade (Vietnam National Opera Ballet) and Shake Shake Speare. Sense was awarded the 2015 Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.


About City Contemporary Dance Company





“The artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong” South China Morning Post

For 36 years under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Willy Tsao, City Contemporary Dance Company has inspired and excited audiences – performing superb contemporary dance pieces. Founded in 1979, CCDC has presented more than 200 original works to critical acclaim, including productions by Tsao, Helen Lai and Mui Cheuk-yin. CCDC has also presented innovative collaborations with outstanding artists from other media and with artists from around the world.


CCDC is renowned for reflecting the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s vibrant, multifaceted contemporary culture, presenting dance works to an audience of more than 50,000 people annually and receiving 243 overseas invitations to perform on some of the world’s foremost dance stages and festivals.


Through the China Dance Development Programme, CCDC provides administrative and technical support to emerging Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese artists. CCDC Dance Centre, provides dance facilities and programmes, ensuring the ongoing development of dance as a vital artistic pursuit in Hong Kong.

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