Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 February, 2012, 12:00am
 

Exhibitions

No Longer Human - A Dialogue in Space

Installation and new media works conceived as an open dialogue between Nadim Abbas, Erkka Nissinen and Magdalen Wong. Daily, 10am-7pm, Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong. Inquiries: 2793 4817. Ends Feb 12

Art Meets Fashion

Hong Kong fashion designer Meiyi Cheung draws on Japanese artists Tomoaki Tarutani and VIWA's paintings and patterns to create 'moving art pieces'. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, 2pm-6pm, Karin Weber Gallery, G/F, 20 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2544 5004. Ends Feb 14

Dress Up with Love

Photographer Zuraika Redo's 2012 calendar project featuring un-retouched photos of 12 volunteers who posed naked, covered only by seasonal fruits and vegetables; all revenues from the calendar sales go to organisations that support the fight against breast cancer. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Feb 21

Transcendence

Photographs by Proceso S. Gelladuga II, Nina Christine Badon, Marvin Viojan Naadat and Gil Khan Ravago, young artists seeking to transcend the materialistic society they live in. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Thu, 2.30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 2.30pm-11pm, Culture Club Gallery, 15 Elgin St, SoHo. Inquiries: 2127 7936. Ends Feb 24

Colours of Spring

Group show of paintings by Vietnamese and Tibetan artists including Do Quang Em and Bama Zhaxi. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie La Vong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Mar 2

Shine On!

Works in various media by Konstantin Bessmertny, Faiza Butt, Jimmy Chan Yu-wo, Lee Sang-hyun and Kacey Wong that explore the theme of light. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, LG/F, 91-95 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Mar 3

Face Value

Portraits in the form of paintings and mixed-media installations by Nina Fowler, Oh Sujin and Craig Wylie. Opening reception today, 6pm-8pm. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Mar 4

Coastline

Zhang Xiao's series of photographs of China's coastal areas that reveal the changes to those places as a result of the country's economic development over the past 30 years. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Mar 10

Reflection

Works by painters Damon Tong and Dee Dee Choy that explore the artists' sensational journeys through simplistic abstraction, colours and objects. Opening reception today, 7pm-9pm. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Mar 17

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition revisiting the close connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and the development of popular music in Hong Kong. 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 Jul 30

Performing Arts

Hamlet

Perilous Mouths Entertainment presents an adapted for seven actors and set in the 1950s version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Danish prince who seeks revenge against his uncle for killing his father, taking the throne and marrying his mother. Starring Oliver Williams. In English. Until Feb 11, 7.30pm, also Feb 11, 3.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$200 (members HK$160) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Lyon Opera Ballet

The French ballet troupe performs Concerto Barocco (choreographed by George Balanchine; music by J.S. Bach), Sarabande (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied; music by J.S. Bach), Grosse Fugue (choreographed by Maguy Marin; music by Beethoven) and This Part in Darkness (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied; music by David Lang). A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 9-11, 7.45pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

June Lovers

Fifteen musicians and singers perform Angel Lam On-ki's new narrative music theatre work that tells a love story through semi-staged scenes, songs and narration. Indy Lee Chun-leung directs and Perry So Pak-hin conducts. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese and Putonghua with English-scene synopsis. Feb 9-11, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

The Wild Boar

Candace Chong Mui-ngam's new play exploring how urbanites react when they are trapped like wild animals. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Feb 9-12, 14-19, 8pm, also Feb 12, 19, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$420 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Concert YY

Canto-pop concert series with different guests such as Canto-pop singers Denise Ho Wan-see, Joey Yung Cho-yee, Sammi Cheng Sau-man and Anthony Wong Yiu-ming on different nights, singing songs with lyrics by Wyman Wong Wai-man. Feb 9-14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2835 6688

Inter-Tertiary Young Composers Platform

International Ensemble Modern Academy musicians perform works by German and Hong Kong composers such as Birke Bertelmeier and Lam Lai. Feb 10, 5pm, Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 2722 1630

Open Dance: A Night of World Ethnic Dance

Daniel Yeung curates an outdoor ethnic dance showcase featuring performances of Argentinian tango, Spanish flamenco, a dance from Xinjiang and belly dancing. Feb 10, 7pm-8.30pm, main entrance, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2582 0273

A Tribute to Laosheng Master Ma Lianliang

The late grand master Ma (1901-1966)'s successors and stars from the Mei Lanfang Peking Opera Troupe perform: Orphan of the Zhao Family, Feb 10; excerpts of selected repertoires including Precious Carmine Clothes, Lotus Lantern, and Spring and Autumn Record, Feb 11; and 10 Veterans to Restore the Han, Feb 12. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Beijing dialect with Chinese surtitles and English scene synopses. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Mika Singh Live in Concert

The Indian pop singer-rapper performs. Feb 10, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 10 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$1,000. Inquiries: 2366 7725

Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 2: Rendering

Ingrid Chan Tsz-yan, J. Den, Fung Yat-hei, Kwan Ming, Leung Chi-shing, Wyman Wat and Higgins Yuen Hei-kan perform composer Lesley Chan Ka-hei's multimedia operetta based on the work of Chinese poet Xu Zhi-mo; Leung Yan-chiu, Li Wai-mei, Wyman Wat and Wong Tak-chiu perform composer Li Kar-yee's work involving a sensory journey that highlights questions about reality versus illusion, and composer Julian Chan and choreographer Arthur Mak Pui-hang present a multimedia exploration of superstitions and conflicts. Feb 10-11, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8950

The Woman in Her Room

Cinematic Theatre's drama about the mysterious past a prostitute shares with a client. In Cantonese. Feb 10-11, 17-18, 8pm, also Feb 11-12, 18-19, 3pm, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2567 5888

With Love, William Shakespeare

William Yip Shun-him directs Theatre Noir 's production of Fong Chun-kit's comic musical that reveals timeless parallels between Shakespeare's romantic world and modern trials of love. In English: Feb 10-11, 8pm, also Feb 11, 3pm; in Cantonese: Feb 12, 2.30pm, 5pm, also Feb 14, 8pm. HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2904 7818

Journey to Home

Kate Yeung Kei stars in and Lee Chun-chow directs Santayana Li's play about a young woman who goes to Taiwan to look for her estranged mother but comes to realise that what she truly seeks is a home. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese and Putonghua with English surtitles. Feb 10-13, 8.15pm, also Feb 11-12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Awakening

Media Asia Entertainment presents Edward Lam Yick-wah, Wong Wing-sze, Yuri Ng Yue-lit and Harris Ho's drama whose story begins from the last chapter of The Dream of the Red Chamber, with Jia Baoyu revisiting his own fate. In Putonghua and Cantonese. Feb 11-12, 18-19, 2.30pm, also Feb 15-19, 7.30pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2905 8134

Paik Kun-woo Plays Ravel

The South Korean pianist plays the complete piano works of French composer Maurice Ravel. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 11, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Harry Brings You into the Wind World

Magician Harry Wong hosts (in Cantonese) and Victor Tam conducts the HK Chamber Wind Philharmonia, HK Youth Wind Philharmonia, HK Junior Wind Philharmonia and members of HK Wind Philharmonia playing works by composers including Ennio Morricone and P.D.Q. Bach. Feb 11, 8pm, Academic Community Hall, HK Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, HK$100-HK$180 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2468 4597

The Vaccines

The English indie rock band in concert. Feb 11, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$390 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: www.untitled.asia

An Enchanted Evening with Kit Chan and Chiu Tsang-hei featuring the HK Citypops

Singaporean Mando-pop singer Chan and Canto-pop musician-composer Chiu in concert. Feb 11-12, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$240-HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2838 8569

China Folk Rock

Chinese folk rockers including blind singer Zhou Yunpeng and members of the band Wild Children perform. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 11-12, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180-HK$280 HK Ticketing and Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Erhu Recital by Hou Shih-chieh

The Taiwanese erhu player performs works including Lu Xiutang's Song of a Wayfarer and Liu Tianhua's Red Decorations in Candle Lights; yangqin player Bryan Lai, zhongruan player Sebastien Lai and the ensemble of the HK Art of Huqin Organisation also feature. Feb 12, 2.30pm, also 7.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multipurpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Suara Hong Kong Live 2012

The Japanese female singer performs animation and computer game songs. Feb 12, 7.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$580 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3588 1731

The Peregrinations of Confucius

The Confucian Academy's Cantonese opera production on Confucius and his wanderings from one state to another in search of a worthy ruler and position. In Cantonese. Feb 13, 7.15pm, Feb 14, 1.30pm, also 7.30pm, HK$90-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2735 5556

Let's Rock: The Musical

Spring-Time Experimental Theatre's musical bio-drama loosely based on Canto-pop group The Wynners about five young men who fulfil their dreams by starting a band. In Cantonese. Feb 13-15, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun, HK$100-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

Chung Myung-whun and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

South Korean maestro Chung Myung-whun conducts the Dutch orchestra playing Weber's Overture to Der Freischutz, Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B Minor, Unfinished and Brahms' Symphony No 2 in D Major, Feb 13. Chung also conducts violinist Janine Jansen and the orchestra performing Kodaly's Dances of Galanta, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Feb 14. A HK Arts Festival programme. Both concerts: 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$400-HK$1,680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

3-D Museum in Motion

Unlock Dancing Plaza's dance production combining dance with Hakka folk songs, buskers and a video presentation. Feb 15-17, 8pm, Feb 18, 7pm, 8.30pm, Sam Tung Uk Museum, 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Karita Mattila in Recital

The Finnish soprano performs works by Brahms, Debussy and R. Strauss; pianist Ville Matvejeff accompanies. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 16, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Karl Jenkins Requiem

Composer Jenkins conducts mezzo soprano Louise Kwong, boy soprano Jamie Crosbie Chen, the Die Konzertisten choir and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing his Requiem. Feb 16, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

The Horrors with special guests Zulu Winter

The English post-punk revival band in concert; London-based indie guitar band Zulu Winter support. Feb 16, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$450 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: www.untitled.asia

Show Flat

Poon Wai-sum directs a production of his play about the allure and illusions of the local property market. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Feb 16-19, 21-28, 8pm, also Feb 18-19, 26, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

Those Were The Days

Trinity Theatre's drama looking back at what it was like to grow up in the 1970s. In Cantonese. Feb 16-19, 8pm, also Feb 18-19, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2574 4968

The Bee

Hideki Noda directs the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre's production of his darkly comic play about the consequence of a powerless victim becoming a controlling aggressor. Starring Kathryn Hunter. A HK Arts Festival programme. In English with Chinese surtitles. Feb 17-18, 3pm, also 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

TeZukA

Ten performers, three musicians and a calligrapher perform in Sadler's Wells, Bunkamura and Eastman Production's dance-theatre show choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and inspired by the works of Japanese animator-manga artist Osamu Tezuka. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 17-18, 7.30pm, Feb 19, 2.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$520 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Geisha of Gion

Six Geisha and a Nagauta master (master of songs and shamisen) perform entertainment and ballads unique to Gion. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 17, 7.30pm, 9.30pm, 55/F Two IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, HK$430; and Feb 18-19, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multipurpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$390 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

HK Epilogue (Here are the Years that Walk Between)

Soprano Yuki Ip Poh-ching and the HK New Music Ensemble perform in Aenon Loo Jie En's multimedia aria tracing a generation coming of age in the post-handover years; Joanna Lee introduces. Feb 17, 7.45pm (opening reception 7pm), HK$400 (Asia Society members HK$300), Feb 18, 7.45pm, HK$300 (Asia Society members HK$200), Feb 19, 2pm, HK$150. All shows: Miller Theater, Asia Society HK Centre, The HK Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, registration required. Inquiries: 2103 9508

Dr John and The Lower 911

The American singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist and his band perform New Orleans 'voodoo' music. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 17-18, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

The Perfect Strangers

Canadian circus troupe Les Parfaits Inconnus' circus, comedy and rock 'n' roll cross-over show. Feb 17, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$150, HK$190; Feb 18, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$170; and Feb 19, 4pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$130, HK$170 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

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