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What is your favourite form of art?

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 April, 2008, 12:00am
 

Jacqueline Lam Hoi-man, 19

Top tunes: Jack Johnson

Shakespeare's plays. Romeo and Juliet is my favourite. As a form of entertainment, dramas have a lot to offer - poetry, beautiful costumes, stage sets and so on. Shakespeare's language is beautiful. I also like to watch local plays like the ones produced by Jim Shui-man. His plays have a unique form of satire which has a very strong local flavour. I love them.

Veronica Ng Oi-lam, 21

Top tunes: Sarah Brightman

Drama. Stories enacted on stage represent the daily lives of ordinary people. I like watching historical plays which are still relevant. I also like Jim Shui-man's plays. I remember seeing one where a whole scene was full of foul language. Instead of being sensational, he wanted the audience to ponder over the meanings of bawdy language. His productions are really thought rovoking.

Andrea To Lok-yee, 22

Top tunes: Gwen Stefani

Both Chinese and western paintings intrigue me. My favourite painters are from the Impressionist era: Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt and Picasso. When I was in Europe, I saw a lot of their masterpieces. I also love Chinese landscape paintings. I like to compare western and Chinese styles. Chinese paintings take a broad view while western ones pay more attention to details.

Tracy Lai, 18

Top tunes: a bit of everything

I love music because it's the art form I'm most exposed to. I'm particularly interested in stringed instruments. I started learning the violin in primary school and picked up the erhu in secondary school. I think they are easier to handle than wind instruments. Sometimes I take part in competitions and perform in charity events.

Lee Yiu-chung, 19

Top tunes: Pop

I love drawings, especially modern comics. I feel pictures deliver clearer messages than words. In addition, pictures leave more room for the imagination than photos. You can form an idea which may be very different from others looking at the same painting. I draw in my spare time and I enjoy it very much.

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