>summer song by tammy l. wong company
>reviewed by ma shaoling
16 jun 2001
Someone once said that the strength of a dance company could be validated by its ability to encourage younger talents; to embellish its craft in fresher blood. If SUMMER SONG is to be viewed from that angle, then it would be fair to applaud the tammy l. wong dance company for its successful efforts.
As part of
the company's desires to reach out to the public in an informal way, Summer
Song was presented in its very own dance studio. There was no special
lighting, and no staging whatsoever. Questions from the audiences were
warmly encouraged, and the dancers elaborated freely on their favourite
pieces. Someone watching the company for the first time would have found
the company's spontaneity hard to resist. In addition, this person would
have easily assumed that the three dancers of Summer Song have all been
with the company ever since its founding.
>>'The tammy l. wong dance company manages once again, to be on their toes with what they do best...'
two other pas de deuxs worth mentioning in which Elaine pairs up respectively
with Sze Ping in one, and Mira in the other. For "Amazing Grace", danced
to pop group Destiny's Child's rendition of the familiar Christian tune,
Elaine and Sze Ping shared a mutual understanding of partnership that
one seldom gets to enjoy in our local modern dance scene. In "Planet Drum",
not only did Elaine show her usual powerhouse energy, but she also demonstrated
her credibility as a choreographer. This fresh new piece, with footwork
resounding to tribal beats, certainly revealed another dimension to the
company's usual repertoire.