the artists

Helen LAI

Set Design
Esther KWOK

Lighting Design

Costume Design
Taurus WAH

Sound Design
Anthony YEUNG

Winterreise·The Rite of Spring


Inspired by Franz Schubert’s Winterreise in 1827, Helen’s choreography first premiered in 1984. The piece describes the inner journey of a wayfarer travelling alone on the wintry road. This new version of 2019 features live performance by noted pianist Colleen Lee and bass-baritone Apollo Wong.

Composition:Franz Schubert
Bass-baritone: Apollo Wong
Piano Accompaniment: Colleen Lee*

The Rite of Spring
1913. The legendary opening night of The Rite of Spring.
Choreographer, performers, audience, tussle of power.
A three-way tug-of-war, of conflicts and dependencies

Helen Lai’s Rite of Spring premiered at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall in 1992 and made its debut in Taiwan at Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 1994. This homecoming production is accompanied by two pianists, Helen Cha and Colleen Lee.

Music Composition:Igor Stravinsky
Piano Performance:Helen Cha, Colleen Lee*
Guest Appearance:Chou Shu-yi, Lai Tak-wai, Li De, Irene Lo*, Pansy Lo, Gigi Yang

*By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts



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Discount Schemes

10% discount 

Paid Members of Fringe Club, Club Bravo Member of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Member of Energy Fun Club Plus of Chung Ying Theatre Company, Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet, Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company (Classic + Prestige), HKREP Pals, Zuni’s Friends, Members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance, HKIFF Cine Fan Patron, Classic and Student Privilege Cardholders, Members of E-Side Dance Company, Members of Yat Po Singers, Friends of POP Theatre, CASH Members


20% discount

Holders of CCDC Dance Card and Kids Card, Members of APA Alumni Association, Members of the Federation of HKPU Alumni Associations, CityU Alumni Card and Alumni Credit Cardholders, Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators’ Association, Members of RTHK Programme Staff Union, Modern Dance Friends of GMDC


30% discount

Dance Inspirations Card Holder


50% discount

Full time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients


60% discount

Student Dance Inspirations Card Holder


CCDC reserves the right to substitute artists and vary advertised programmes


House Programme

“Helen Lai is the only choreographer who works with the legend of the opening night, and then subverts the legend itself.”
Lin Hwai-min
Apr 26, 2019 - May 05, 2019

26-27.4.2019 8:00pm
3-4.5.2019 8:00pm
5.5.2019 3:00pm

Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre


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