SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts


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SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

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Date & Time

23 - 26 Sep, 2021 23 – 25.09.2021│8pm
25 – 26.09.2021│3pm


JC Cube




Cabaret Singing to the Tune of Hong Kong’s “Crazy Rich Culcha”

“Where are you from? Where are you REALLY from?”

This trivial bit of information seems to be useful only while filling in application forms. However, what else does our place of ancestry represent? Other than a few choice slangs, Hong Kong people are all but detached from the dialects spoken fluently among the older generations. Continuing to tackle this bittersweet relationship is LauZone co-created by Yuri Ng, Anna Lo and Rick Lau. As the creative team behind the critically acclaimed and hit production Tri Ka Tsai showcased also at Tai Kwun in 2019, the multi-talented trio presents another poignant yet playful performance on the rich variety of Chinese dialects.

“Lau Zone” is the Cantonese colloquial term towards non-Cantonese natives, which essentially includes most of the older Hong Kongers being immigrants to the city. Get ready for the euphony of dialects, music, and laughter as Rick Lau and Anna Lo shine in a cabaret show that sings tribute to the lives and memories of the melting pot known as Hong Kong as well as our roots and inherited legacy.


Creative and Production Team
Co-creator, Composer, Text and Performer: Anna Lo
Co-creator, Text and Performer: Rick Lau
Director, Set and Costume Designer: Yuri Ng^
Text: Leon Ko, Leung Pak Kin, Anna Lo, William Ng OFM, Chris Shum, Tony Taylor, Yan Tung
Musicians: Wilson Lam, Rebecca Li, Antonio Serrano Jr., Victor Tsang, Wong Tak Chung
Lighting Designer: Mak Kwok Fai
Video Designers & Producers: Poon Chi Hung, Wingo Chan, Yan Chi
Sound Engineer: Candog Ha
Production and Stage Manager: Gloria Ngai
Deputy Stage Manager: Olivia Tse
Co-producer: Georgina Lo, Elaine Wong

^ By kind permission of the City Contemporary Dance Company

•    Performed in Cantonese, English, Putonghua and some other dialects with partially Chinese and English surtitles
•    Recommended for ages 6 and above
•    No latecomers will be admitted
•    Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats
•    Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
•    The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measure

Media Interview

RTHK - The Works
Hong Kong Economic Journal 



Tickets | $300

Tickets available at and URBTIX now

Discounts (Limited Quotas)
• 40% off for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minders
• 15% off for Tai Kwun Fans with valid discount code
• 10% off for Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members with valid discount code
• 10% off for CCDC Dance Inspirations members with valid discount code

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Anna Lo
Rick Lau
Yuri Ng

Co-creator, Composer and Performer

Anna Lo is a composer, songwriter, arranger, pianist, conductor and an a cappella artist. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Berklee College of Music, majoring in linguistics and music. While she grew up in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong, her parents are from Zhongshan and Ningbo. Her favourite dishes from hometown are Shanghai rice cakes and braised gluten. The unique tradition of her family is to switch on all the lights at home when the clock strikes twelve on the eve of Chinese New Year. Anna has never been to her hometown.

She remembers these phrases in Shanghainese: 
1) 啥物事 (What’s the matter?) 2) 阿拉弗要 (I don’t want it)

Co-creator, Text and Performer

Rick Lau graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia, majoring in Music Theatre. He is a son of Teochew descent and grew up in Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate, Hong Kong. His favourite dishes from hometown are marinated duck and mashed taro. The unique tradition of his family is to seek advice from Wong Tai Sin (a Chinese Deity) for every matter, from business to immigration and even romance. Although Rick has never been to his hometown, his family keeps a habit of sending cash and goods back before Lunar New Year.

He remembers these phrases in Teochew dialect:
Paa3 Saa3 Nei4- Ngaa4 Si4 (nonsense), Dam3 Baai2 Zi3 (idiot)

Director, Set and Costume Designer

Yuri Ng is an established choreographer in Hong Kong. Growing up in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, his parents are from Taishan and Shiqi. His favourite dish from hometown is steamed pork belly with shrimp paste. He has only been to his hometown once when he was young.

He remembers this phrase in Taishan dialect: hoi san lou ng

Tai Kwun Treats

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