About The Author

Njo Kong Kie

Njo Kong Kie was born in Indonesia and grew up in Macau where he received his musical education from the Academia de Música São Pio X. Long-serving pianist and music director of La La La Human Steps, Kong Kie gave close to 600 performances with the company throughout Canada and abroad between 1996 and 2012. Music from his album of original compositions Picnic in the Cemetery has been used on the stages of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet British Columbia, and the Singapore Dance Theatre. He has created original soundtracks for the Silesian Dance Theatre (Poland), Point View Art Association (Macau), and for choreographer Anne Plamondon (Montreal) and filmmaker Alejandro Alvarez. His original creations for the stage include operas and musical theatre, such as knotty together (with Anna Chatterton), La Señorita Mundo (with Kico Gonzalez-Risso), The Futures Market (with Douglas Rodger), Mr. Shi and His Lover (with Wong Teng Chi), and the non-text based concert theatre Picnic in the Cemetery. He calls Toronto home.

Books by Njo Kong Kie