Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm
 

Exhibitions

Wouter Dam

Coloured sculptural works that are closed and curled on to themselves by the Dutch ceramic artist. Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm, Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien HK, 208-218 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2547 0000. Ends Aug 18

etude for every day life

Osaka-based sound artist Mamoru Okuno's portable installations that transform everyday objects and practices into intimate sound experiences. Tue-Sat, 1pm-7pm, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Shop 5, G/F Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck St, Sai Ying Pun. Inquiries: 2803 2151. Ends Aug 24

Gulammohammed Sheikh

Paintings by the Indian artist-poet-educator-art historian, many of which focus on human dwellings. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Aug 25

The Long Goodbye

A series of print transfers, a pair of circular black mirrors, two paintings and a video projection by Christine Ng Mien-yin addressing the convoluted relationship between urban dwellers in Hong Kong and nature that is perpetually on the verge of disappearing. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gallery Exit, 1 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 1299. Ends Aug 30

Equilibrium

Paintings and bronze sculptures by Australian artist Terry Batt that use the structure of symmetry to highlight the hypothetical balance and imbalance of his personal experiences while posing wider questions on social, cultural, political and economical premises. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Sept 8

Signal 8: Storm

Works in various media by more than 20 artists working in Australia. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Sept 9

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 depictions of dragons. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

Hong Kong Photography Series 3: Beyond the Portrait

Works by 18 artists (including Alfred Ko Chi-keung and Almond Chu Tak-wah) that collectively illustrate the development of portrait photography in Hong Kong over the last century. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Nov 26

Performing Arts

Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase

The Chinese Artists Association of HK presents performances of Cantonese Operas including: Lovers' Reunion, Aug 9; Life's Blessing to Shen Xiao-fu and Meng Ying-chun, Aug 10; The Spy Who Loves Me, Aug 11; and Beacon Fire and the Sky Soaring Column, Aug 12. In Cantonese. 7.30pm, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 6 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2384 2939

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, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 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 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 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

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's 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 9-12, 14-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 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

The Passage Beyond

Actors' Family's musical about the strange things that happen after a father returns 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 you spend 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

Arts Xperience: Open Dance

Daniel Yeung Chun-kwong curates an outdoor dance showcase featuring performances by music theatre artists Wong Tan-ki, Anthony Suen and Timothy Sun. Aug 10, 7pm-8.30pm, main entrance, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2582 0273

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 performance of Hitting the Noodle Crock and Cantonese Opera Summer Camp participants sing and perform displays such as wielding flags, fighting with weapons and flicking their 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 version of Charlie Lovett's contemporary musical comedy updating of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet story about a pair of star-crossed lovers set in Hong Kong. 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

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 jilted bride plans on her fiance. 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

Composers and Authors Society of HK Music and More Reading Party

HK New Music Ensemble reads and performs new classical works by local composers. Aug 11, 2pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$50, includes one non-alcoholic drink. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Summer Magic Night 2012

HK Professional Magic Club presents a magic and juggling show with performers from Japan, South Korea and Germany. Aug 11, 3pm, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$230 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3568 1367

Stars of Tomorrow 2012

Lam Chun-wing, Alexey Popov, Yulia Tikka and Jean M. Wong School of Ballet students perform The Sleeping Beauty. Aug 11-12, 7.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$170-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2886 3992

Percussion Symphony

The Four Gig Heads Percussion Group and Made in Hong Kong@ Four Gig Heads perform works such as Shuichi Hidano's Next Game and Zhang Lie's Camel Bells of Xinjiang. Aug 11, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Yellow River Cantata Concert

Lim Kek-han plays the violin and conducts soprano Vivian Chan Lai-chun, baritone Petrus Cheung Kin-wah, the China Philharmonic Orchestra (HK), HK Youth Choir, The Spring Chorus, Kwan Sing Choir, HK Young Ladies Chorus, HK Qiao You Association Choir, HK Bah Tsung Choir, HK Senior Education Workers Choir and Tien Ma Chorus performing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Xian Xinghai's Yellow River Cantata, and He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. Conductor Terry Leung guests. Aug 11, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Yang Tianwa Plays Mendelssohn

Yip Wing-sie conducts Chinese violinist Yang and the HK Sinfonietta playing Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture and Nocturne, Violin Concerto in E Minor and Symphony No 4 in A, Italian. Aug 11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Fama Double Happiness Concert

Hip hop duo 6-Wing and C-Kwan perform. Aug 11, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3907 0486

Summer Pop - Live in Hong Kong

HK rock band Tai Chi and friends in concert. Aug 11, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

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 12, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$40-HK$80 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Cinderella

Purssic Yu conducts and Bryan Woo directs City Opera Children's Chorus' performance of a children's opera version of the Grimms' fairy tale in which Cinderella is an au pair in Widow Grumble's household. Sung in English with Cantonese dialogue. Aug 13-14, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$200-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9029 7328

Swan Lake

The HK Dance Foundation presents ballet dancers Tracy Li and Trevor Schoonraad, and Christine Liao School of Ballet students performing the classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse; proceeds to Plan International's 'Because I am a Girl' campaign. Aug 13-14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2736 6666

On Golden Pond

HK Federation of Drama Societies' production of Ernest Thompson's drama about a retired professor and his life-long partner who are visited at their lakeside holiday home by relatives, including the son of their daughter's boyfriend. In Cantonese. Aug 16-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 18-19, 2.45pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$120-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2353 0880

Rhapsody in Red

Johnny Ng and Sean Li conduct: pianist Rachel Cheung, saxophonist Timothy Sun and the HK Festival Orchestra playing works by Glazunov, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, Aug 16; and pianist Mary Wu Mei-loc and the orchestra playing works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, Aug 17. Both concerts: 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$80-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6823 6743

An Inspector Calls

James Mark directs Chung Ying Theatre Company's production of J.B. Priestley's drama revolving around a police inspector's visit to see members of a family as part of his investigation into a poor young woman's death. In Cantonese. Aug 17-18, 22-25, 7.30pm, also Aug 18-19, 25-26, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

The Animals' Race Musical

Angela Children's Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Angela Luk's children's storybook about a race on land and water involving various types of animals, including a tortoise. In Cantonese. Aug 17-18, 7.30pm, also Aug 18-19, 11am, 2.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2566 6893

Spring Ritual - Eulogy

Yang Yuntao choreographs and directs the HK Dance Company's dance poem exploring the relationship between the abstract beauty of calligraphy and literati ideals through the interplay of classical dance, Chinese music and the body's rhythm. Aug 17-18, 7.45pm, also Aug 18-19, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

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