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Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:50pm

Exhibitions

Full of Smiles and Soft Attentions

American artist Mike Stilkey's book sculptures, paintings and seven-metre-tall book installations. Daily, 10am-10pm, 2/F Atrium and Open Piazza, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends Aug 5

Works by Ng Joon Kiat

Paintings by the Singaporean visual artist that express his philosophy. Daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Atelier, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Aug 8

The Last Paintings

Works by the late Cy Twombly (1928-2011), including eight paintings and photographs. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Aug 11

Dreamland

Paintings by Beverley Cheng that are inspired by his childhood memories and Michelle Fung Kuen-suet's wood-themed illustrations. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Aug 25

Ecce Homo Trilogy I

A large-scale text-based installation, a series of video projections, text paintings on aluminium plates and other works by local artist Tsang Kin-wah that encourage viewers to consider how one human would go about judging another. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605, 6/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1428. Ends Aug 27

Heartscape

Suo Yutong's landscape 'paintings' made up of tens of thousand pieces of small fine hooks, meticulously grouped and textured on paper into recognizable topography. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. End Aug 24

Summer Splendour

Scenes of their homeland and culture by Vietnamese and Tibetan artists including Nguyen Tu Nghiem and Dawa Zhaxi. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie La Vong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Ends Aug 31

Les Lumieres Imaginaires

Media artist Wong Chi-yung's scenographic installation makes use of light to create a zone in which illusions can be created.
A Le French May programme. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes b's Librarie Galerie, 1/F 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends Sept 1

Crisscross

Works by Indonesian artists Hengki Pudjianto, FauZie As'Ad and Lie Fhung, and Belgium-based French artist Youri Leroux - all artists who have travelled, lived and worked outside of their homelands. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Sept 2

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (including ceramics, gold and silverware, paintings and textiles) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century with dragon depictions on them. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor

Exhibition of Qin dynasty (221-207 BC) cultural relics brought in from Shannxi province that also features six tie-in multimedia programmes that help explain the deep-rooted history, culture and stories behind the Qin dynasty terracotta figures. Mon-Wed-Sun, 9am-10.30pm (with 17 viewing sessions of up to 1 1/2 hours each per day), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, Tsim ShaTsui, HK$10 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Nov 26

Performing Arts

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: The Princess in Distress, Aug 2; Merciless Sword Under Merciful Heaven, Aug 3; The Sounds of Battle, Aug 4; The Story of Princess Chang Ping, Aug 5; When Swallows Return, Aug 7; The Heroes and the Beauty, Aug 8; Lovers' Reunion, Aug 9; Life's Blessing to Shen Xiao-fu and Meng Ying-chun, Aug 10; and The Spy Who Loves Me, Aug 11. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

Short-nosed Elephant Xiao Xiao

Jumbo Kids Theatre and Theatre Horizon's multimedia theatre production of Taiwanese author Giddens Ko Ching-teng's children's tale about a short-nosed elephant that sets out to find a forest god in the hope of getting a longer nose. In Cantonese. Aug 2-5, 7.30pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 2-5, 7-9, 10-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2.45pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Doubt

We Draman's adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's drama about a conservative nun who accuses a liberal priest of sexual misconduct after he accepts a school's first black student. In Cantonese. Aug 2-5, 8pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9448 3574

Summer Musical School 2012 - MJ Relived 2

The HK Academy for Performing Arts's EXCEL 2012 Summer Musical School presents a musical featuring performances of Michael Jackson songs by its students and American singer Howard McCrary. Aug 2-5, 8pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$170-HK$340 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8769

Adason Lo Intimate Live

Singer-songwriter Adason Lo Lik-wai performs Canto- and Mando-pop tunes. Until Aug 5, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$250, HK$380 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Nine Songs

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performs a dance work choreographed by Lin Hwai-min that's inspired by a cycle of poems written by Warring States Period poet Qu Yuan some 2,300 years ago and adapted from ancient shamans' hymns celebrating life, nature and honourable death. Aug 2-4, 8.15pm, Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$460 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin, Aug 3; opera excerpts A Glorious But Elusive Dream, Studying Together at Night (from The Butterfly Lovers), Meng Liang Seeks Military Aid (from the story of the Yang Warriors), and Wandering in the Garden and Waking from a Dream (from The Resurrection), Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Harmony

Canada's Theatre de la Dame de Coeur's multimedia puppetry production tells the story of a boy doctor who flies on a pelican to save the thousands of people that are threatened by environmental catastrophes. With Cantonese dialogue and English lyrics: Aug 3, 5, 7.30pm, also Aug 4-5, 3.30pm; in English: Aug 4, 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Sound of Music

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a young novice nun who is hired to become the governess of a naval captain's seven children. In Cantonese. Aug 3-4, 7.30pm, Aug 5, 3pm, Tun Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

Guys and Dolls

HK University of Science and Technology's The Centre for the Arts' presentation of the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. In English with Chinese surtitles. Aug 3-4, 7.45pm, Aug 5, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2358 6149

The Enchanting Orient

HK Dance Company and HK Dance Company Youth Troupe perform ethnic dances associated with various parts of Asia. Aug 3-4, 7.45pm, also Aug 4-5, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2805 2743

Concert of Hug

Tang Wing-hong, Kelvin Ngai and Esmond Lim conduct four-fingered pianist Lee Hee-ah, pianist Lee Hin, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK, Psalm Wind Orchestra, HK Baptist University Christian Choir, Lingnan University Christian Choir, City University of HK Student's Union Christian Choir, Praise U Christian Choir and Chinese University Christian Choir performing works such as Memories of Friendship and Amazing Grace; illustrator DreamerGo also features. Aug 3, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$800 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 7673

Curious Fish

Asia People Theatre Festival Group and HK Movement Festival present a butoh dance work choreographed by Katsura Kan inspired by the Minamata disease/mercury poisoning that represents a requiem for the spirits who couldn't become human and the lives that were erased before they came into this world. Aug 3-4, 8pm, On & On Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd,To Kwa Wan, HK$100, HK$150. Inquiries: 2891 8482

Primitivo

Ponte Singers and guest a cappella group Orange perform world folk music works. Aug 3, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9465 4329

Shine Again Concert 2012

Canto-pop duo Wong You-nam and Tsui Tin-yau perform. Aug 3-5, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$200-HK$400 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2180 9970

Cleobury Conducts Contemporary British Choral Music

Nicholas Cleobury conducts the HK Bach Choir, cellist Artem Konstantinov and organist Wong Kin-yu performing works such as Rory Boyle's Toccata and Michael Tippett's Dance, Clarion Air. Aug 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9659 8687

Snow Patrol Live in Hong Kong 2012

The Scottish rock band in concert. Aug 4, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau Island, HK$580, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

Gary Chaw Project Sensational Sound Concert

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Gary Chaw Ge serves up Mando-pop and R&B music. Aug 4-5, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$200-HK$580 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 6622

HK Youth Music Camp Concerts 2012

Young musicians from the music camp's Chinese Orchestra, Children's Choir, Junior String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Junior Chinese Orchestra perform Chinese and Western music. Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; and Aug 12, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$40-HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Playback for ALL Performance: 'Live/Living'

Arts with the Disabled Association of HK presents an improvisational theatre offering with interpretation and audio description. In Cantonese. Aug 5, 3pm, 8pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$1 or above, on sliding scale, reservation required. Inquiries: 2777 8664

Mr YooWho's Holiday

American humourist Moshe Cohen blends slapstick, whimsy, and physical theatre with Butoh dance and other Eastern elements. With limited English dialogue. Aug 9, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$180; Aug 10, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$160; Aug 11, 3pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$160; and Aug 12, 3pm, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The House of Magic

Father-and-son musician team of Xin Zhikuan and Xin Yafei perform magic tricks and illusions. With limited Putonghua dialogue. Aug 9-10, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and The Hare

Lightwire Theater presents electroluminescent puppetry productions of two classic fables: one about an ugly duckling that tries hard to be accepted by the rest of his family; and another about a fast-running hare ultra confident about winning a contest against the slow tortoise. Aug 9-11, 7.30pm, also Aug 11, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Shau Kei Wan, HK$110-HK$210; and Aug 12, 3pm, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

The Passage Beyond

Actors' Family presents a musical about strange things that happen after a father return's home from a trip into the forests of Taiwan in search of a rare butterfly. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Aug 9-12, 7.45pm, also Aug 11-12, 2.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix; Aug 9 show proceeds to Suicide Prevention Services. Inquiries: 6715 4437

The Cheapy Dogs

Sixone Production Company and Sun Entertainment Culture present a drama about how the person with whom you spend the rest of your life with may not be the one you love most. In Cantonese. Aug 9-12, 8pm, also Aug 12, 3pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$250-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5487 0213

Cantonese Opera Summer Camp - Demonstration and Finale Performance

Dawn Radiance Opera Troupe performs A Warring Couple, a Cantonese Opera tale set in the Han dynasty and revolving around a military commander named Shangguan Yunlong and his female counterpart, Situ Wenfeng, Aug 10. The opera troupe gives a demonstration performance of Hitting the Noodle Crock and Cantonese Opera Summer Camp participants sing and perform routine displays such as wielding the flags, fighting with weapons and flicking the long sleeves, Aug 11. Both shows: 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$90 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Romeo and Harriet

Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute performs a set in Hong Kong version of Charlie Lovett's contemporary musical comedy updating of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet story about a pair of star-crossed lovers. In Cantonese. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$110-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Stars of Tomorrow 2012

Lam Chun-wing, Alexey Popov, Yulia Tikka and Jean M. Wong School of Ballet students perform the ballet version of The Sleeping Beauty. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$170-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2886 3992

Touch

British street dance group Boy Blue Entertainment performs hip hop dance moves. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Asian Youth Orchestra Concert Tour

James Judd conducts the orchestra performing Mahler's Symphony No 9, Aug 10; and Richard Pontzious conducts the orchestra performing Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture, Debussy's La Mer and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Aug 11. Both concerts: 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$75-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2866 1623

Jonathan Wong Rising Concert 2012

Pop singer-songwriter-dancer-choreographer Jonathan Wong performs. Aug 10-11, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 5412 4396

Oh My Goddess!

Cinematic Theatre's drama about the revenge a bride-to-be plans to mete out to her fiance for breaking their engagement at the last minute before their wedding. In Cantonese. Aug 10-11, 17-18, 8pm, also Aug 11-12, 18-19, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$260, HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888

Thomas Rosenkranz Plays John Cage

The American pianist plays John Cage's 4'33 and Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. Aug 10, 8pm, Southsite, 2B, 3/F, Blue Box Industrial Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, HK$200. Inquiries: hellhotfestival.org

William So and Friends: A Symphonic Night of Giving

Canto-pop singer-actor William So Wing-hong headlines a concert presented by the HK Amateur Orchestra. Aug 10-11, 8pm Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9352 5094

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