The Planner

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 June, 2012, 12:00am



Rhythm and Tone

French painter Jean-Paul Pancrazi's works incorporating fragments of text and Taiwanese mixed-media artist-sculptor Sunny Wang's installation work that simplifies ancient Chinese works' rhythms and tones into calligraphic lines and circles. A Le French May programme. Today-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru Contemporary Art, Koru2, 1604, 16/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Sat


Qin Chong's works in ink on Xuan paper, oil on canvas, sculpture and installations. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Jun 12

Future Archeology

Laurent Grasso's Studies into the Past painting series and other works in which he plays with the notion of time. A Le French May exhibition. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Jun 16

Reynold Reynolds Solo Show

Five works by the American video artist-filmmaker that take an experimental, investigative look at the human experience. Tue-Sun, noon-7pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends Jun 24

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

New paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer that balance powerful imagery with critical analysis. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, White Cube HK, 50 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2592 2000. Ends Aug 25

Collection Highlights - Artefacts of Dr Sun Yat-sen's First Wife, Lu Muzhen

Exhibition about the low-profile Lu Muzhen (1867-1952), that aims to give a deeper understanding of the people close to the Chinese statesman. her husband. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 6373. Ends Sept 1

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: The Curse of Anula's Eye, Jun 5, 6pm; A Mad Cap Fairy Tale, Jun 5, 8pm; The Knight's Cat, Jun 6, 8, 6pm; Beautiful and Beastly, Jun 6, 8pm; Jack and the Flying Ship, Jun 7, 6pm; Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 7, 10, 8pm; The 2012 Stage Group Review, Jun 8, 8pm; The Imaginarium of Dr Seuss, Jun 9, 11am, Jun 10, 5pm; On the Water, Jun 9, 2pm, Jun 12, 6pm; The Grand High Witch, Jun 9, 5pm, Jun 10, 2pm; and The Witch's Cat, Jun 9, 8pm, Jun 10, 11am. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114


Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire. In English with Chinese surtitles. Jun 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 8, 4pm, Jun 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 10, 17, 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

Try Difference, Make Differences

Eman Lam Yee-man and Michael Ning Chi-ho star in W Theatre's musical comedy about a brother and sister's attempt to achieve commercial success. In Cantonese. Jun 5-6, 8pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$230, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678


Passoverdance performs a work choreographed by Pewan Chow (who also dances) and Rosalind Newman exploring the difficulties and obstacles in life, and the possible solutions to resolving them or to achieving a breakthrough. Jun 6-7, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 2pm, 5pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Passeggiata Partenopea

The Discantus Quartet performs Italian choir music including works by Scarlatti; musician Agostino Oliviero and soprano Cinzia Rizzone also feature. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know

HK Singers' musical comedy revue offering travel tips and cautionary travel tales. In English. Jun 6-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Rep Black Box Theatre, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries:

The Glamorous Voice - The Music of Eric Whitacre

Paul Hondorp conducts the Chinese University of HK Chorus performing works by American composer Whitacre and a selection of American folk songs, and Leon Chu conducts the choir performing works by Chan Ning-chi, Tang Lok-yin and Jan Tien-hao. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140, HK$200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6030 5684

In The Steps Of Petipa

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from five works by former troupe dancer turned ballet master Marius Petipa and choreographed by Charles Jude. A Le French May programme. Jun 6-7, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Bier Sound

Asian People's Theatre Festival Society presents a drama with multimedia elements exploring death and coffins. In Cantonese. Jun 7-9, 8pm, also Jun 8, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2891 8482


Lee Chun-chow directs On & On Theatre Workshop's presentation of British playwright Sarah Kane's violent drama revolving around a pair of old lovers who engage in a power struggle. In Cantonese. Jun 7-11, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

Featuring Loretta

DEER Theatre performs George Walker's dark situational comedy centring on a recent widow who retires to a seedy motel room to consider her life choices. In English. Jun 7-9, 8.15pm, Jordan Black Box Theatre, 1/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street, Jordan, free. Inquiries: 9389 7073


Trinity Theatre's nostalgic musical theatre show connecting music and memories featuring Canto-pop songs from the 1980s to the present. In Cantonese. Jun 8-10, 7.45pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$240; and Jun 15-16, 7.45pm, also Jun 16, 2.45pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

Happy Funeral

Chasing Culture's drama about a son preparing a big funeral for his late property mogul father who works with a funeral agent trying to save his failing family business. In Cantonese. Jun 8-9, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 6963


Jun M?rkl conducts pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Debussy, Saint-Sa?ns and Ravel. Jun 8-9, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Music for Tranquility of Mind VI

Yan Huichang conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Joshua Chan's Reverie of Green Pastures and Chen Ning-chi's How Often Do We Have a Bright Moon? In Cantonese. Jun 8-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The Last Adventure Race

Pulse Theatre's drama about how a man's terminal cancer diagnosis acts as a catalyst for his wife and son to learn to forgive and love once again. In Cantonese. Jun 8-10, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts C, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9627 8639

Fine Piping - Traditional and Crossover

Great Highland bagpipe and bellowpipes player Chris Lee performs a range of pipe music; Pearl River String Band, Irish flautist and whistle and bodhran player Michael Spangfort and suona and guanzi player Ge Li also feature. Jun 8, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9876 6035

Four Tendances

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from its repertoire, highlighting works created by French choreographers. A Le French May programme. Jun 8-9, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$220-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Cantonese Opera Excerpts Showcase

Yau Ma Tei Theatre Commissioning programme featuring performances of six Cantonese Opera excerpts. In Cantonese. Jun 9-10, 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2264 8108

HK Society for the Promotions of Cantonese Opera

The society presents Cantonese Opera performances of: Widow, Jun 9; and The Reincarnation of a Beauty, Jun 10. Both shows: 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$90-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9773 7324

Evacuation Order

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's dance drama about events in 1662 after Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi orders the evacuation of coastal areas in southern China in hope of severing support for the anti-government movement. Performances to recorded music, Jun 9, 7.45pm, Jun 10, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

2012 Cellistra Annual Concert

The cello ensemble and PHC Wing Kwong College handbells ensemble perform works by Jean Fran?aix, Alfredo Piatti, Werner Egk and Clarence Mak. Jun 9, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9042 4090

Genesis and Spirit : The Cultural Legacy of Shu

Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the Home Affairs Bureau present a gala performance of Sichuan's intangible cultural heritage featuring rod puppetry, the polyphonic singing of the Qiang ethnic group and the shaman's dance of the Yi ethnic group. Jun 9-10, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2565 7707

Tanya Just Say So

Mando-pop singer-songwriter Tanya Chua Chian-ya in concert. Jun 9, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$320 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3741 1033

Chinese Man

The French hip hop collective performs. A Le French May programme. Jun 9, 8.30pm, Hang Out, Youth Outreach Centre, 2 Holy Cross Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$200 (Advance at Alliance Fran?aise, Wan Chai and Jordan), HK$260 (door). Inquiries:


A Retrospective: Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012

Asia Society HK presents a programme of seven films showcasing the diversity and richness of Asian cultures, including the following film. Until Jun 13. Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK$65 Inquiries: 2103 9516

Captain Abu Raed

Amin Matalqa's drama about an airport janitor's imaginary stories of world adventures for the children of his poor neighbourhood to offer hope in the face of harsh reality. In Arabic with English subtitles. Jun 5, 9, 7.30pm, Asia Society HK Centre.