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In this magnificent work, Helen Lai transports us to the magical realist realm of Macondo bringing to life the remarkable Buendía family. Whether in phantasmagorical scenes crowded with torrents of ensemble movement or in stark and spare solos and duets, Lai invests the dance with a deeply felt and passionate embrace of life, and its inevitable passing.”
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A founding member of CCDC, Helen Lai served as its Artistic Director from 1985 to 1989 and Resident Choreographer from 1991 to 2011. Lai’s works are cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary. A keen reader, Lai often draws ideas for her work from literature, be it Chinese classics or works by Kafka, Calvino, or other Western literary giants, and has a profound love and knowledge of music. These elements are key to her subtle, exquisite, and moving dance creations. Lai’s major works include Nine Songs, Invisible Cities, Revolutionary Pekinese Opera (Millennium Mix), Plaza X, and The Comedy of K. Her choreography has earned her a prominent place in Hong Kong dance and she has received multiple awards.