Just the ticket

PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 August, 2001, 12:00am

Helen Lai, a veteran choreographer of Hong Kong's modern dance scene, is so in demand around the world it isn't easy to catch her back on her home turf. Her latest project is with the promising DanceArt, in its

summer double bill Morphing Fractals (below). Lai is pairing up with Allen Lam

in what is undoubtedly the modern dance highlight of the summer season. In her part, entitled Putting On Airs And Striking Poses, Lai counterpoints China's Kunju opera with classical Western opera. The three founding members of DanceArt; Andy Wong, Francis Leung and Yvette Huang, will perform. Lam, recently back from New York, concocted his own take on East-meets-West in A Midsummer's Fantasy, combining elements of Shakespearean drama and Chinese literary classics in the choreography.

August 10-12, 8pm. City Hall Theatre. Tickets $90-$130. Urbtix.

It's a bit on the heavy side, but if you are into emotional plays then The Enemies is good value. The production by Waiting List Drama Group centres around the story of a young girl and a soldier in a war-torn country.

August 10-11, 8pm. Star Alliance Theatre. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. $40-$50. Fringe Box Office.

It's a show billed for children, but even adults have been tickled by the slapstick humour of Theatre Ensemble in its summer sell-out show, Aiyah! Superboy. In response, the

organiser of the International Arts Carnival, which is presenting the programme, has added three extra shows. This is the last week so don't miss out. The story is about the 'Superman' family, which is having trouble with an abnormally 'average' son.

Today-Sunday (August 3-5), 3pm and 7.30pm. Sha Tin Town Hall. $100-$160. Urbtix.