24-26.09.2021(Fri-Sun) 7:45pm

25-26.09.2021(Sat-Sun) 3:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

$280 $220


Ticket Available at URBTIX from 16 July 2021
Suitable for aged  6 and Above
50% off  for :
Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above (with quota)
Full-time Students/ People with Disabilities & the Minder / Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients  
Please refer to URBTIX for other discount offers

Hong Kong Dance Company x Utopia Chinese Opera Workshop


2019 Winner of Hong Kong Dance Awards 2019

Outstanding Medium Venue Production

Outstanding Lighting Design


Till death do us part: a conquest of love, fate and free will

From a Tang dynasty romance and a Ming dynasty opera to the masterful Cantonese opera adaptation by Tong Tik-sang, The Legend of the Purple Hairpin and the unrelenting love of its protagonists Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu have seen countless reiterations. In this modern-day take contemplating multiple universes, the different versions of Huo Xiaoyu are locked in a myth of destiny and self-determination. Will she accept a fate cut short? Continue to search for happiness? Or fight for what she believes in?

Hong Kong Dance Company and Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop’s joint presentation of "Waiting Heart" premiered in 2018 to great acclaim and won two Hong Kong Dance Awards. In 2021, this artistic adventure across boundaries returns to the stage, celebrating an inheritance of traditions and the wonders of contemporary imagination.


Director and Choreographer

Yang Yuntao


Associate Director and Scriptwriter 

Rex Ng


Concept and Video Designer

Maurice Lai


Music Director and Composer

Lee Che-yi


Sound Designer

Anthony Yeung


Set Designer

Jan Wong


Costume Designer

Mandy Tam


Lighting Designer

Billy Chan


Image Designer and Performer 

Sunny Chan


Cantonese Opera Performers

Hong Hai*, Eliza Li Pui-yan


Live Music Performance

John Ho, Nero Lee, Jason Leung, Chass Wong 


*By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


"Friends of HKDC | 5G Live Streaming" - Rehearsal Go Live
Excerpts from the award-winning production "Waiting Heart" will be broadcasted with the 5G 4K live streaming technology.
Date/Time: 30 July 2021 (Fri) | 1 pm
Platforms: Hong Kong Dance Company's Facebook page, YouTube Channel and online streaming platform "HERMES Live"

Handicraft Workshop: Chinese Knots Coaster

Online Talk: Crossover in Focus - Dance, Canto-opera & Culture

Stay tuned for details