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Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Southeast Asian Works of Art

Sculptures, lacquer works, woven mudmee silks and other works from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Today, 10am-7pm, Altfield Gallery, 248-9 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2537 6370. Ends today

Impure Light

Jiang Zhi's oil paintings represent glitches and failures in everyday computing and explore the possibilities of perception and essence. Today-Fri, 11am, Sat, noon-6pm, Saamlung, 26B Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 5181 5156. Ends Sat

Important Contemporary Chinese Artists

Works by Zao Wou-ki, Chu Teh-chun, Chao Chung-hsiang, Walasse Ting, T'ang Haywen, Ju Ming, Yu You-han and Li Shan. Today-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts, Rm 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Sat

Revert

New paintings, photographs and mural installations by French urban artist Benoit Ollive (aka Revert) that tell stories about the streets of Paris, London and Hong Kong. Opening reception today, 7pm-10pm. Jun 15-16, 11am-8pm, The Space, 210 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2361 1210. Ends Sat

Transporting Qi

Cecilia Ho's photographs, and video and multimedia works document the 2,000km journey to rural Yunnan of balloons filled with the qi (energy) of Macau residents, and the responses of various people the artist meets along the way. A Le French May programme. Today-Sun, 1pm-7pm, Wan Chai Visual Archive, 1/F, 5-9 Hing Wan St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends Jun 17

ashita mata (again tomorrow)

Ai Yamaguchi's multi-canvas work and wall murals take their reference from calligraphy and are made in pieces, suggesting a fleeting feeling of a lost unity. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends Jun 23

I Remember

Liu Xiaofang's photographic series about childhood memory. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Jun 23

Sacrifice

Claire Lee's poetry and paintings, installed in a former slaughterhouse, meditate on spiritual sacrifice through symbols of animals. Daily, noon-8pm, Unit 6, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 6173 0488. Ends Jul 8

From Clay to Teapot: Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 1986-2010

Ceramic tea ware inspired by nature or the joys of everyday life. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Tue, Museum of Tea Ware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, free. Inquiries: 2869 0690. Extended to Jul 16

A Tribute to Hong Kong Masters

Paintings by Luis Chan, Irene Chou, Gaylord Chan, Liu Kuo-Sung, Chu Hing- wah, Wucius Wong and Leung Kui-ting. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart Square, 2C Mai On Building, 19 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Jul 21

Portrait of China, as Seen by Chinese Photographers

More than 70 photographs by Lin Heung-shing charting historical events and development on the mainland from 1949 to 2008. Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, AO Vertical Art Space, 3-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip St, Chai Wan. Inquiries: 2976 0913. Ends Jul 29

Third Year Second Class

Sheng Liang's oil paintings make use of - and attempt to give new meanings to - old photographic images. Opening reception today, 5.30pm-8.30pm. Daily, 11am-7pm, VA Gallery, 16 & 16A, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2368 1068. Ends Jul 30

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

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

The First Dragon of China

Exhibition about scientific and archaeological investigations into areas such as the origins of dragon artefacts and the symbolic involvement of mythological beasts in politics. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University, of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Jan 27, 2013

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: Mowgli's Jungle Journey, Jun 14, 6pm; Marvin the Monkey Drummer and the Pot of Truth, Jun 14-15, 8pm; The Animal Band, Jun 15, 6pm, Jun 16, 11am; The Giant's Garden, Jun 16-17, 2pm; Follow the Animal Tale, Jun 16-17, 5pm; and The Scorpion Queen, Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 11am. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Annie

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 14-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 17, 24, 7pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

La Veuve Joyeuse (The Merry Widow)

City Opera performs Franz Lehar's operetta set in Paris in 1905 about a wise, beautiful and wealthy widow whose countrymen attempt to keep her money in their kingdom of Marsovie by finding her a suitable husband from within their ranks. A Le French May programme. In French with Chinese and English surtitles. Jun 14-15, 7.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$280-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Sing-a-long

Trinity Theatre's nostalgic musical theatre show connecting music and memories featuring Canto-pop songs from the 1980s to the present. In Cantonese. 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

Brightness Of Life

Theatre comedian Jacques Weber mixes improvisation, quotes and excerpts from works by writers including Duras, Flaubert and Moliere. A Le French May programme. In French with English surtitles. Jun 14, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3752 9104

Punchline Comedy Club

Comedians Paul Myrehaug, Brian Higgins, and Jeremy O'Donnell perform. In English. Jun 14-16, 9pm, Duetto, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290 Cityline. Inquiries: 2598 1222

Good Music for Babies

Jason Lai conducts (and presents in English) clarinettist Johnny Fong Hiu-kai and the other members of the HK Sinfonietta performing works including Rachmaninov's Vocalise and Ng Cheuk-yin's Little Star Fantasia. Jun 15, 7.30pm, Jun 16-17, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province

Yu Jiulin, Lu Jia and Zhu Yingyuan star in The Story of the West Chamber (Southern Qu), Jun 15; Shen Fengying and Zhou Xuefeng star in The Palace of Eternal Life, Jun 16; and Wang Shiyu, Wang Fang, Zhang Shizheng, Tao Hongzhen and others perform Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations (from The Pavilion of Chanting in the Wind), The Shock of an Ugly Face (from The Mistake Caused by a Kite), Forcing Her Hand for a Divorce (from Lanke Mountain), Accompanying Jingniang for Thousands of Miles, and Kneeling by the Pond (from The Lioness Roars), Jun 17. All shows: In artificial stage language with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

HKCO4U 3+1 Huqin Quartet

HK Chinese Orchestra gaohu player Wong Lok-ting, erhu player Xu Hui, zhonghu player Mao Qinghua and gehu player An Yue play works including Zheng Bing's The Sky and the Well, Zhou Chenglong's The Land of My Home and Wang Se's Cloud ? Wind. Jun 15-16, 8pm, HKCO Recital Hall, 7/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Messiah

We Draman Group performs Steven Berkoff's play in which Jesus is a revolutionary and politician capable of manipulating history and popular opinion to achieve his aims and, to fulfil a hyped-up prophecy, stages his own resurrection as a stunt show with the support of his 12 disciples. Jun 15-16, 8pm, also Jun 16-17, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Minamata: A Requiem

Musician-composer Kung Chi-shing, new media artist Kingsley Ng and other artists collaborate on a music theatre requiem for the earth inspired by Eugene Smith's photographs of Minamata. Jun 15-16, 8pm, also Jun 16, 3pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Dialogue 2012

Small Theatre Big Drama Asia Forum presents: Japan's Muhosha performing Yume Miru Kikai (the Dream-making Machine), a playback theatre show in which actors get messages or stories from audiences and improvise (in Japanese and Cantonese), and Hong Kong's littlebreath performing Border, a physical theatre work inspired by Estonian novel Piirinik (Border State) (in Cantonese), Jun 15, 8pm, Jun 16, 3pm; and Singapore's Little Red Shop performs Ai, Si, a theatre piece centring on a pair of lovers and the search for ideal love (in English, Putonghua and Malay), and Hong Kong's Actors' Square's Pandora, a play about Pandora who opens a box and lets all manner of evil escape, leaving only Hope remaining inside (in Cantonese), Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9845 4699

Triptych

City Contemporary Dance Company performs The Tale of Miles (choreographed by Mui Cheuk-yin, Guangdong Modern Dance Company performs Voice After (choreographed by Liu Qi) and BeijingDance/LDTX performs First Ritual (choreographed by Li Hanzhong and Ma Bo). Jun 15-16, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803

When Tchaikovsky Meets Moser

Oleg Caetani conducts German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture and Rococo Variations, and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet (Vedernikov Suite). Jun 15-16, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Stand Alone Zone

Systeme Castafiore makes use of dance, images and sound effects to conjure a hidden chamber said to be holding the secret of the world. A Le French May programme. Jun 16, 8pm, Jun 17, 6pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Donald Cheung Live in Concert

Veteran Canto-pop singer Donald Cheung Wai-man performs. Jun 16-17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Frances Yip X Yao Jue X Elisa Chan

Canto-pop singers Francis Lai-yee and Elisa Chan Kit-ling, and violinist Yao perform. Jun 16, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$600 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3628 3765

Mas Y Mas HK Flamenco

Flamenco dancers Clara Ramona and Isaac Delos Reyes perform. Jun 17, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6255 1493

Talking With

Aurora Theatre's stage production of Jane Martin's collection of comedy-drama monologues performed by women who share their life experiences; 20 per cent of all proceeds to Sunrise children's villages. In English. Jun 17, 8pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$220, includes one drink, booking recommended. Inquiries: 9141 4544

Yoga Lin Fugue Concert Tour - Hong Kong

The Taiwanese Mando-pop vocalist in concert. Jun 17, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Dance Gala Night - Enchanted Tales

Kids' Gallery dance students pirouette, polka and more at a fantasy-themed dance gala extravaganza. In English. Jun 18-19, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2501 4842

Anhui Huangmei Opera Theatre

Li Wen and Yu Shun star in the Anhui troupe's production of The Seventh Fairy Maiden, Jun 20; and Sun Juan, Wu Yaling and Jiang Jianguo star in its production of The Female Consort of the Princess, Jun 21. Both shows: in Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Filumena

Adam Harris directs The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau, and Stylus Production's presentation of Eduardo de Filippo's play revolving around a former prostitute and the wealthy shop-keeper who wants to annul their marriage after realising she convinced him to marry her by pretending to be near death. In English. Jun 20-23, 8pm, also Jun 23-24, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Mr Rubber Hard

PIP Theatre's Jim Chim Sui-man in a one-man comedy show playing 50 roles, including parody versions of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Andy Lau Tak-wah. Jun 21-24, 7.30pm, also Jun 23-23, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$190-HK$430 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2294 8004

Good Music This Lunch

Violinist James Cuddeford, cellist Chang Pei-chieh and other HK Sinfonietta musicians play works by Corelli, Rossini and Dvor?k. Jun 22, 12.45pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Boy Becomes Rabbit Mama

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education's puppet show about a little boy who runs way from home after quarrelling with his mother and then himself becomes the parent of three rabbits. In Cantonese. Jun 22-23, 7.45pm, Jun 24, 4.30pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$140; Jun 29-30, 7.45pm, Jul 1, 4.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100; and Jul 7, 7.45pm, Jul 8. 4.30pm, North District Town hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2742 2966

Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River

Chen Xieyang conducts gaohu player Hsin Hsiao-ling, pianist Chloe Pak and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers, and Tan Dun's The Northwest Suite. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Mozart's Serenade - Gran Partita

Concerto da Camera performs Mozart's Serenade No 10, Gran Partita. Jun 22, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 30, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9731 3388

International Military Tattoo in Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR

The Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Military Band of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, Guard of Honour of the Chinese People's Liberation Army HK Garrison, Royal Australian Navy Band, Russian Frontier Guard Band, Bursa Mehter Band of Turkey, Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, US 7th Fleet Band, HK Police Band, HK Association of Choral Societies, Girl Students Marching Band of Jiangxi Normal University and O'Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers Australia perform. Jun 22-24, 8pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$300 Urbtix. Also outdoor performances: Jun 23, 4-5pm, Plaza, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin; and Jun 24, 4pm, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Mooring

Unlock Dancing Plaza performs a dance work choreographed by Dam Van Huynh whose inspiration and story come from within the artists themselves. Jun 22-23, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Sing Handel Mozart Sing

Nicholas McGegan conducts English bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Rameau, Handel and Mozart. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Western Xia Hotel

Ryan Yan Pat-to directs On & On Theatre Workshop's production of his adaptation of Taiwanese writer Lo Yi-chin's Hotel Xixia telling the story of a young man staying in a desolate hotel who claims he is the last Western Xia descendant in the world. In Cantonese. Jun 22-24, 8pm, also Jun 23, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company (Gezi Opera)

Tang Mei-yun, Hsu Hsiu-nien, Xiao Mi star in the Taiwanese gezi opera troupe's productions of: The Princess and the Hunter, Jun 23; and Love on Pregnancy, Jun 24. Both shows: In Taiwanese with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

K-Pop Festival - Music Bank Hong Kong 2012

K-pop groups TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Beast, CnBlue, F(x), MBlaq, Infinite and IU in concert. Jun 23, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$780-HK$1,280 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

Chimes of Bella Voce

HK Bel Canto Ensemble performs highlights from Mozart's Don Giovanni. Jun 24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9250 08251

Jason Mraz 'Tour Is A Four Letter Word'

The American pop-rock singer-songwriter in concert. Jun 24, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$880 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

Asian New Story Live in Hong Kong

The J-pop vocaloid group in concert. Jun 24, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$120-HK$680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: culthk.com

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