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20 Dec

Ben Sir’s Dancing Academy – from taboo to BENboo

December 20, 2022 - December 21, 2022

Ben Sir’s Dancing Academy – from taboo to BENboo

Dance Theatre in Education for Families and All


Adult: “Don’t say that word, kid… and that word as well…”
Child: “What exactly am I not allowed to say?”


Children are often told by adults which words are off-limits and shouldn’t be uttered.
But what if they sang them, or danced them out?


As Christmas approaches, CCDC is transforming its theatre into a sports field, for a collaborative production between Cantonese linguist Ben Sir and CCDC’s Artistic Director Yuri Ng. In this joyous and educational dance theatre piece titled Ben Sir’s Dancing Academy – from taboo to BENboo, performers breathe new life to “vulgar” words and phrases through spoken lyrics and dance. As adults and children show off their Canton prowess while breaking a sweat together, all taboos are thrown out the window.


Through their ingenious fusion of dance and language, Ben Sir and Yuri capture the colloquial wonder of the Cantonese dialect through movements and rhythm. It’s a great way for children to become more fluent and articulate, while adding merriment to the festive season!

Discount Schemes at URBTIX

HK Philharmonic Orchestra Club Bravo Members
Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus”
Friends of HK Ballet
Friends of HK Chinese Orchestra
Friends of HK Dance Company
Zuni Friends
HKIFF Cine Fan Classic, Patron and Student Privileg
Members of E-side Dance Company
Fringe Club Members (Paid)
Members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Friends of POP Theatre
Members of ManulifeMOVE
MOViE MOViE Members

Holders of CCDC Dance Centre Dance Card
Holders of CCDC Dance Centre Kids Card
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
Members of The Federation of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumni Associations
Friends of Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators’ Association
Members of RTHK Programme Staff Union

Holders of CCDC Dance Inspirations Card

Full-time Students

Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above

People with Disabilities & the Minder

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients

Holders of CCDC Student Dance Inspirations Card

Each purchase of 4 – 9 standard tickets (10% off)
Each purchase of 10 or more standard/ student/ senior/ disabled & minder/ CSSA tickets (20% off, not applicable for Wheelchair Price Zone)

Supporting Organisation


20.12 [Tue] 4pm, 7:30pm
21.12 [Wed] 2pm, 4pm, 7:30pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$200 | $100

Exclusive Family Packages sold on KLOOK
$400 |  2 Adults + 1 Child
$480 |   2 Adults + 2 Children
$1,000 |  6 Adults + 1 Child

Creation, Stage Direction, Costume & Stage Spacial Concept

Yuri NG

Creation, Performance Text & Performance

Ben Sir


Melissa LEUNG


HUI Ka-chun

LEE Ka-ki

Carmen YU

Lighting Design


Sound Design

Anthony YEUNG

Cantonese Research

Rachel CHAN

Michael MOK

Audience of aged 6 or above are welcomed.

Approximately 60 minutes.

Conducted in Cantonese.

CCDC reserves the right to substitute artists and vary advertised programmes.


Date: December 20, 2022 - December 21, 2022
Time: -
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