Presented by Unlock Dancing Plaza (Hong Kong)
Produced by Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC)
Choreographed by Yuri Ng (Hong Kong)
About Boy Story
Hong Kong choreographer, Yuri Ng, known for his quirky ingenuity, was awarded the Prix d’Auteur at the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bagnolet) in France in 1998 for his work “Boy Story”. This prestigious work, premièred in Hong Kong back in 1996, is a classic which marks a glorious chapter in the history of Hong Kong dance. Ingeniously choreographed for six male dancers, it explores the anxiety towards self-positioning and identity. It portrays the boys’ romantic yet persistent pursuit of dreams in the city through body language.
Nineteen years later, in 2015, Ong Yong Lock, a dancer in the première of “Boy Story” and currently, the Artistic Director of Unlock Dancing Plaza, reunited with the original cast comprising of performers from Malaysia such as Yap Choong Boon (葉忠文), Jay Jen Loo (劉傑仁), Goh Boon Ann (吳文安); Wong Thien Pau (黃天寶) from the 1998 version, and newcomer, Chou Shu-yi (周書毅) from Taiwan to revive the classic. Boy Story was restaged at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre (Hong Kong) in 2015 and the Main Theater, Cloud Gate Theater (Taiwan) in 2016. Now, they are back in their homeland, Malaysia to present the 21st anniversary celebration of this legendary prestigious dance piece.
Malaysian Premiere: Documentary of Boy Story by Maurice Lai
In addition, awards-winning director Maurice Lai (Hong Kong) has expanded Boy Story by creating an eponymous documentary that chronicles the performances of the casts from different generations, as well as the enthusiasm and motivations of these male contemporary dancers spanning two decades. The documentary will be shown in the first half of the show and then, continue with the dance work in the second half.
Damansara Performing Arts Centre will hold three shows of the legendary Boy Story featuring the Malaysian premiere of its documentary as well as the iconic dance performance.
Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!
1st September 2017 (Friday), 8.30pm
2nd September 2017 (Saturday), 8.30pm
3rd September 2017 (Sunday), 3.00pm
Tickets: RM 78 (Dcard members)/ RM 88 (Normal)
2 In 1 Promotion*: RM 140 (Dcard members)/ RM 150 (Normal)
*This promotion is good for one ticket for two performances including Boy Story by Unlock Dancing Plaza (Hong Kong) and Beyond Calligraphy by Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China). Applies to walk-in purchases or bank transfers only. To reserve seats, please contact us at +603 4065 0001, 4065 0002 / +6012 406 5020. Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. We will contact you via email within 24 hours. Contact us for full details.
All tickets are inclusive of RM3.00 ticket handling fee and 6% GST.
- Damansara Performing Arts Centre
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +60 3 4065 0001, 4065 0002
DPAC ticket entitles you to enjoy all our special savings* at DPAC’s Partners at Empire Damansara! The Promotions is running until 31st December 2017! So, please hold on to your DPAC tickets and take this fabulous opportunity (valid for a one-time use and a week from the performance date itself at any partnership restaurant or shop for each ticket)! T&C apply.