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Choreography and Set Design Concept
Willy Tsao

Edmond Wong

Timmy Cheung

Ha Yan-pui

In Search of the Grand View Garden
Within the Grand View Garden of "The Dream of the Red Chamber", the faces of a thousand sentient beings shall be unveiled.

Based on the classic novel The Dream of the Red Chamber, In Search of the Grand View Garden tells the story of 14 young travellers fond of classic literature who arrive in an extraordinary garden. Enchanted by the beautiful landscape, they drink and recite poetry, sing and dance and assume the roles of the imaginary characters in the novel.

The “Grand View Garden”, however, is located nowhere else but in the midst of urban high-rises. CCDC Artistic Director Willy Tsao transforms Kwai Tsing Theatre into a mesmerising landscape for audiences to explore. Similar to the character Granny Liu who is a visitor to the garden, the audience will explore and find performances in various locations both indoors and out. Surrounded by sound installations, audiences will be engaged by the ambiguities of roles and apparent conflicts in time and space as found within The Dream of the Red Chamber.


Note: Performance outside the auditorium will start from 7:45pm onwards. You are welcome to arrive early to enjoy.

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about the artist


Willy Tsao
Choreography and Set Design Concept

Willy Tsao established CCDC in 1979 and has been its Artistic Director since 1989. He is currently the leader of the three leading dance companies in mainland China (CCDC, Guangdong Modern Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX). As one of the most prolific Chinese choreographers, Tsao takes inspiration from the full breadth of Chinese culture including philosophy, history, opera and even Chinese rock n’ roll. His works have been performed internationally.


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20% discount (First two tickets)
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30% discount (First two tickets)
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50% discount
Full time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients

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Dec 06 - 07, 2013

Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium

$500 (VIP), $250, $180, $140

Programme Plus Events
Photo Exhibition
Tue Nov 05, 2013 - Sun Nov 10, 2013
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer Exhibition Area E1

Pre-performance Talk (In Cantonese) - All of us are Jia Baoyu - to search for your own Grand View Garden
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Eslite Causeway Bay Store 9/F Forum (Address: 9/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)

Sat Dec 07, 2013
Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium

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