Meet-the-Artists: Yuri Ng x Justyne Li [Full]
19 May


“Meet-the-Artists” allows arts ambassadors to talk to different local artists face to face to appreciate their artwork and learn their interesting stories behind.

Dance from your true heart
Self-recognition through dancing

Ballet is so elegant and is often viewed as an elite form of dancing. Classical ballets such as, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, are narrative ballets with plots and characters. While contemporary ballets are often about feelings and moods.


Is ballet so unapproachable? How do choreographers share their stories and feelings with the audiences through the combination of dancers, movements, sounds and the stage? Choreographer/ballet dancers, Yuri Ng and Justyne Li, will lead you to explore your dancing potentials.

// About the activity // 
Date: 19 May 2014 (Mon)
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Location: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Quota: 15 Ambassadors in Secondary Schools (priority will be given to 6th Arts Ambassadors). Each ambassador could bring ONE friend to attend.
This session will be conducted in Cantonese.

Interested Arts Ambassadors please click the button “Join” below for registration. Ambassadors who have successfully registered will receive a confirmation email before the activity date.

Deadline of registration: 15 May 2014 (Thu)
[ The event is full. Thank you! ]
// About the artists //
 Yuri Ng
Having trained in classical ballet from an early age and later studied in Canada and the UK, Yuri Ng turned professional when he joined The National Ballet of Canada as a dancer in 1983. Since returning to Hong Kong in 1993, he has dedicated himself to choreography and he has collaborated with a number of arts groups in the city and around the world. He has also branched out into the theatre and other art disciplines in recent years, creating cross-genre works such as Rock Hard (2008), Awakening (2011), Ravel the Time Traveller (2012), Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella (2013) and Blue Danube (2013).
In 1998, Ng was awarded the Prix D'auteur at the sixth Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bagnolet) with his choreography of Boy Story, and he was presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award at the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Awards. He was the Hong Kong Sinfonietta's Artist Associate from 2011 to 2013. He was presented with the Award for Best Artist (Dance) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013.
 Justyne Li
Li graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Dance, Ballet and Modern Dance Stream. She is a former member of the Hong Kong Ballet and Tanz Graz (Austria), and was a soloist with Ballett Bremerhaven (Germany). Currently working as an independent dancer and choreographer. Her recent choreographies include: Galatea X; What’s the Matter – Contemporary Dance Series, Hong Kong Arts Festival 2013;  The 3.5th Dimension - Strip Teaser 2012, CCDC; Pulsate; “Seeing” is Believing – International Arts Carnival 2011, My Shadow and Me – Asia Pacific Dance Platform, Hong Kong Arts Festival 2011, Galatea, LCSD’s “New Force in Motion” Series (2010), Galatea &Pygmalion at the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010 & 2013, Toy Story with Ballett Bremerhaven; Symphonic Magic with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Narcissus and Echo at “Emerging Choreographers 2007 - Taking Off”. Li has established Neo Dance HK with Wong Tan Ki in 2010.
<<Galatea & Pygmalion>> received the Hong Kong Dance Award 2011 for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance. Li was also nominated for Outstanding Performance in the same year.