Noel Pong, one of the today’s most potential choreographers and the winner of 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award "Outstanding Choreography", inspired by an unusual online shopping encounter and premiered The Buying Game. Conversing life experience as well of creativity and dancers’ superb performances, let CCDC dancers show you all these fingertip shopping scenes on grand stage.
Wandering between immersive 3D shopping labyrinths in concrete jungles and emerging real-virtual online 2D shopping platforms with our fingertips, overwhelmed by a dozens of goods of desire with tremendous exquisite photos and illustrations, we are left nowhere but our real experience and second thoughts are being stripped by ultra-high-speed internet. Is the emotion flowing one-way, or two-way, or more criss-cross?
Noel PONG graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First Class Honours in modern dance and joined CCDC in 1997. Rainy Days and Mondays..., her choreographic work for CCDC, was restaged for the 3rd Guangdong Modern Dance Festival and Dance Trinity in the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2006. She was commissioned by Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival to produce a dance video based on Rainy Days and Mondays...in 2008. She is the co-founder of Zero Zero Ensemble. Her choreographic works for CCDC include A Walk on the Cloud (2006), He Loves and She Loves (2007), Crime Scene (2009), Fairy Tales – To Be Continued (2010), Off Screen (2011), Inside Out in Strip Teaser (2012) and The Buying Game (2013). Crime Scene was invited to be restaged for the 6th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival and was selected by South China Morning Post as one of the "Best Dances" in 2009. Off Screen received the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award for “Outstanding Choreography” and was invited to the 8th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival. She was also a mentor of Plastic Surgery (2014), one of the productions of CCDC Dance Centre’s REAL Showcase New Series.
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is Hong Kong’s first full-time professional company pioneering in contemporary dance. Over the past 34 years, through the leadership of its Founder and Artistic Director, Willy TSAO, CCDC has inspired and elated audiences in Hong Kong and around the world with superb modern dance performances. Since 1979, in productions by leading choreographers such as Helen LAI, MUI Cheuk-yin, PUN Siu-fai, Yuri NG and TSAO himself, and in innovative collaborations with the best and brightest artists from other media, this company of Hong Kong's finest dancers has presented over 200 original works with popular and critical acclaim.
CCDC's renown in reflecting the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong's vibrant, multi-faceted contemporary culture has astonished 50,000 audiences annually.
媒体评论 Press Review
“… an ambitious work that includes some striking sequences and shows Pong successfully introducing new ideas into her choreography.”