Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 May, 2011, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

Illusive Reality

Philosophical imagery in oil-on-canvas paintings by Feng Zhengquan. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends May 8

Intermediate Geography

Filipino conceptual artist Roberto Chabet's installation work serves as a reminder of existing dichotomies. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Osage Soho, L/G Shop 1, Corner Old Bailey St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2537 0688. Ends May 9

Impressionism to Modern Art

Works by painters Camille Pissarro (1803-1930), Rene Magritte (1898-1967), Marc Chagall (1887-1985) and other artists. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends May 14

A Fine Line

Sculptor Gyun Hur and painter Hilary White's mixed-media explorations of Eastern and Western culture and aesthetics. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Scad Gallery, 2/F, 30-32 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2253 8200. Ends May 15

Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution

Exhibition of items from the Hubei Provincial Museum and other collections pertaining to this major historical event in China's history. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends May 16

The Intimate Moment of Three Strangers

Paintings by Sichuan Fine Arts Institute graduates Li Yin, Hui Xin and Li Xin. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Art Experience, Rm 2009, 20/F Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Rd, Tsuen Wan. Inquiries: 2110 9928. Ends May 20

Kora

Mexican artist Ricardo Mazal's abstract paintings inspired by the sky burials he saw while journeying to Tibet's Mount Kailash. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends May 20

Duet

Joint exhibition of works by French glass sculptor Vincent Breed and French-Canadian painter Louis Boudreault. A Le French May programme. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, G/F, 50 Peel St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends May 27

Artists' Rags

Hong Kong-based Frenchwoman Anne Leigniel's photographs of different artists' studio rags. A Le French May programme. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm, Sun, 2pm-7pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, G/F, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends May 31

Void

Australian Paul Davies' paintings consider the impact modernist architecture has had on his homeland. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Jun 4

Between Thoughts and Existence

Christopher Ku's paintings express his view of life as a miracle. Wed-Sun, 1pm-6pm, Blue Lotus Gallery, Unit 24, 5/F Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6100 1295. Ends Jun 5

A Schema for Printmaking

Print works by nine artists who made prints using various methods such as woodcutting, engraving and lithography. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jun 10

Through the Eyes of Lim Khim Katy

The Vietnamese painter's works are inspired by working people in her country. Opening reception today, 5pm-9pm. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Jun 15

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation

Pixar Animation Studio items, including traditional artwork in various media and early animated short films. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 11

Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer

The late diplomat Hu Shih-chang's lacquer collection featuring Chinese lacquer wares from the Warring States period to the late Qing dynasty. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 2609 7416. Ends July 17

Performing Arts

Don Juan: A Night in Valognes

The HK Theatre Association presents a comedy about five female victims of Don Juan who band together to put the famed libertine on trial. In French with English surtitles. Until May 7, 7.45pm, also May 7, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2851 0091

Nunsense

Theatre Space's adaptation of Dan Goggin's musical comedy about five nuns who stage a variety show to raise funds for the burial of 52 members of their order who have been accidentally poisoned by their soup. In Cantonese. Until May 7, 7.45pm, also May 8, 2.45pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2540 1011

Change

We Draman Group's play exploring a young generation's identity crisis. In Cantonese. May 5-7, 8pm, also May 7-8, 3pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei; and May 11-14, 8pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7118

The Gin Game

Weigo Lee directs the HK Repertory Theatre's presentation of D.L. Coburn's tragicomedy about two nursing-home residents who engage in lengthy reminiscences about their families and lives over games of gin rummy. In Cantonese. Until May 7, 8pm, HK Rep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Move Over Mrs Markham

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's adaptation of John Chapman and Ray Cooney's comedy about what ensues when a couple lend their house to friends. In Cantonese. May 5, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$140-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

Le Dieu du Carnage

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of Yasmina Reza's comedy about two couples who cross paths and argue after their sons have a fight. A Le French May programme. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. May 6-7, 9, 11-15, 7.45pm, also May 8, 14, 2.45pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$130-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Fantasia and Toccata Guitar Recital

Classical guitarist Stephen Chau plays works including Jose Vinas' Fantasia Original and Carlo Domeniconi's Toccata in Blue. May 6, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9374 9029

Shall We Go to Mars

Whole Theatre production of Cancer Chong Mui-ngam's drama about a grumpy old man suffering from terminal cancer who dreams about journeying to the red planet. In Cantonese. May 6-7, 9-10, 13-15, 8pm, also May 7-8, 14-15, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$230, HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8201 2989

Stormy Mozart Sunny Brahms

Douglas Boyd conducts British pianist Steven Osborne and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, and Piano Concerto No 24 in C Minor and Brahms' Serenade No 1. May 6-7, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

These Childish Things

Theatre Noir presents Raymond Cousse's one-man storytelling/role-playing/mime show about a pair of best friends who do everything together until one of them falls gravely ill one day, leaving the other devastated. In English: May 6-7, 8pm, also May 7, 3pm. In Cantonese: May 14, 3pm. All shows: Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7118

Martyrs on an Uphill Road

Lo Ching-man directs the HK Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture and Amity Drama Club's production of Patrick Pak Yiu-charn's historical drama about the efforts in the early 1900s of Hong Kong Christians and merchants to overthrow the Qing government. In Cantonese. May 7-10, 7.30pm, also May 8-10, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9424 3475

Yeung Ming Cantonese Opera Troupe

Lau Wai-ming, Wan Fai-yin, Man Po-sum and other members of the Cantonese opera troupe perform The Petition of Guizhi. May 7, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

HK Sinfonietta and Bertrand Chamayou

Yip Wing-sie conducts French pianist Chamayou, Serbian-born mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolic and the orchestra performing works by Bizet, Liszt, Ravel and Falla. A Le French May programme. May 7, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Temptations

Yip Wai-hong and Jimmy Chiang conduct pianist Yap Man-shan and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart's Symphony No 39 and Yip Wai-hong's Temptations. May 7, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160; and May 8, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$80-HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Intimacy of Creativity

Clarinettist Richard Stoltzman, pianists Yehudi Wyner and Bright Sheng, and the Daedalus Quartet play works including Narong Prangcharoen's Bencharong and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major. May 8, 3pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2358 8350

HK Handbell Festival 2011 - Bell Promenade

Emily Li performs solo and also conducts handbell ensemble Bell Allure, pianist Sierrra Tse and cellist Anna Kwan performing works including Martini's Plaisir D'Amour and Lowry's How Can I Keep from Singing? May 8, 8.15pm, Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9450 6442

Su Yang Piano Recital

The Chinese pianist plays works by Liszt, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Guo Zhihong, Mendelssohn, Zhang Zho and Prokofiev. May 9, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3426 8327

St John Passion

Patrick Chiu conducts tenor Stephen Ng, baritone Albert Lim, bass-baritone Apollo Wong, soprano Rao Lan, mezzo-soprano Louise Kwong, the HK Oratorio Society and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing J.S. Bach's oratorio. May 10, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$70-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9348 0768

Bertrand Chamayou Piano Recital

The French pianist plays works by Franck, Saint-Saens and Liszt. A Le French May programme. May 11, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Time Out?! Time's Up!

HK FM Theatre Power's drama revolving around the lone person who remembers a reunion promise made when young that others have forgotten. In Cantonese. May 11-15, 8pm, May 14-15, 3pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755

Boxe Boxe

Kafig Dance Company performs a modern dance work that combines street-dance and boxing and martial arts moves. A Le French May programme. May 12-14, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

40 Weeks of My Pregnancy

Heiquan Theatre's production telling the story of a woman's pregnancy by way of a male mime's interpretive performance. Starring and directed by Chiu Kin-tong. May 13-14, 8pm, also May 14-15, 3pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$140 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

And Then There Were None

Class 7A Drama Group's stage adaptation of crime writer Agatha Christie's detective novel about 10 people, previously complicit in the deaths of others but have escaped notice or punishment, who are tricked into going to an island where mysterious murders take place. In Cantonese. May 13-14, 8pm, also May 15pm, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$140; and May 21, 8pm, May 22, 3pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Big City Little Store

Edmond Kok Wai-ho directs and stars in Professional Clowns' Club's play based on a true story about the Tai Shing Convenience Store and the family who operated it. In Cantonese. May 13-14, 8pm, also May 14-15, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9032 2913

Chen Zuohuang Conducts the HKCO

The Chinese maestro conducts violinist Li Chuanyun, erhu player Liu Yang, percussionist Wang Dong and the HK Chinese Orchestra playing works including Li Minxiong's Flying Dragon and Leaping Tiger, Zhao Jiping's Follow the Pagoda Tree to Trace the Roots of Our Ancestors and Tan Dun's Yellow Earth. May 13-14, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Dvorak's Cello Concerto

Dmitri Jurowski conducts Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 15. May 13-14, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Pipe Organ Recital by Dong-ill Shin

Organist Shin Dong-ill gives a recital of works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Franck and Vierne. May 14, 2pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2734 2009

The Good Person of Szechwan

Actors' Family's musical adaptation of German playwright Bertolt Brecht's story about the troubles a good-hearted but penniless person encounters in a downtrodden village. In Cantonese. May 14-17, 7.45pm, also May 15, 2.45pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$160-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6715 4437

Ling Lung Cantonese Opera Troupe

Ng Chin-fung and Tang Mi-ling star in the troupe's production of Li Qingzhao, a new opera inspired by the Song dynasty poet's A Postscript on A Record of Inscriptions on Metal and Stone tracing her tumultuous life and that of her husband, Zhao Mingcheng, May 15, 7.30pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100-HK$260; and May 27, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$280. The duo also star in the troupe's production of Nymph of the Azure Pond, about a carp nymph who falls in love with a mortal man, May 29, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Christian Tetzlaff

The German violinist plays sonatas and partitas by J.S. Bach. May 16, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3518 7290

Ordained by Heaven

Not So Loud's adaptation of Qing dynasty playwright Li Yu's comedy about a wealthy but hideously ugly man who decides he needs a wife to keep his dynastic bloodline going. In English. May 18-21, 7.30pm, Discovery College Theatre, Discovery College, 38 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, HK$100. Inquiries: 6571 0962

The Park

Ceri Sherlock directs the Academy for Performing Arts' production of German playwright Botho Strauss' postmodern drama which transposes themes and characters (including Oberon and Titania) from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to a contemporary setting. In Cantonese, English and Putonghua with English surtitles. May 18-21, 7.30pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8500

An Inspector Calls

Candice Moore directs the HK Players and HK Repertory Theatre's co-presentation of J.B. Priestley's drama about a smug, upper-middle-class family who are shaken to the core when a mysterious Inspector exposes their part in the suicide of a working-class female. In English with Chinese surtitles. May 18-21, 8pm, also May 21-22, 3pm, HKRep Black Box Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 8/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9852 2668

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