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  1. News - Hong Kong - COUNTDOWN TO OBLIVION

    Improvisational theatre group Sciouspace stages doomsday parties

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... held by improvisation group Sciouspace in Kwai Hing on Thursday as part of the Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival. The audience gave answers to doomsday questions which 10 actors then dramatised off the cuff. The actors improvised the miserable scenario of an employee stuck in an office with his workaholic boss on doomsday along with an insurance agent- an equally unpopular choice ...

  2. All your world's a stage

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung To script, or not to script? That is the question many in the drama world contemplate. Traditional theatre prefers the use of scripts, which offer something of a safety net. However, improvisational theatre prides itself on spontaneity and the sheer freedom of acting instinctively off other actors. That is the beauty of 'improv', and witnessing a live ...

  3. Sound bites

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You recently returned to Hong Kong to conduct a series of playback theatre workshops. What is so special about this form of improvisational theatre? London-based stage actress Veronica Needa (right) says: 'I first encountered playback theatre in 1991 and it lit my wick. It is spontaneous, improvisational theatre which invites personal stories from the audience. 'I ...

  4. Using personal stories to create an instant art

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Theatre Festival Society, helped introduce Playback Theatre to Hong Kong in 1997. The improvisational theatre, in which audiences tell their life stories and watch them enacted ... she returned home to work as a personnel manager and spent most of her free time in either theatre production or going to drama workshops. 'I lived in two worlds then,' she says, one ...

  5. 'Dog Days' offers up some cool comedy

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen For those left struggling with the summer heat while friends have escaped abroad, the TakeOut Comedy Club in Central is offering some air-conditioned comic relief at its show The Dog Days of Summer. Local improvisation troupe the People's Liberation Improv (PLI) will give audience members a chance to let off steam at its August 6 show, when they will be expected ...

  6. London lads back for more funny business

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am

    ... improvisational comedy together for more than 25 years. Known as The Comedy Store Players from their regular appearances at the Comedy Store in London, the crew have a routine that spawned the hit TV show ... old, he says. 'The beauty of improvisational comedy is that we're making things up as we go along, so it's a guaranteed fresh show each time,' says the versatile Vranch, who ...

  7. This Side, That Side

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... never be recaptured that makes live performance so thrilling and this element is heightened through improvisation. An important aspect of contemporary dance, improvisational performance is rarely seen in Hong Kong. Jacky Yu has taken the risk of staging such a show under the banner of his E-Side Dance Company. This Side, That Side is a 'structured improvisation' involving ...

  8. Mirth of the moment

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... of Whose Line Is It Anyway? comes to town. The long-running British improvisation troupe depend on the audience not just for prompts, but to get the gags rolling in the first place. The show's ... will be able to pick it up and run with it,' says Vranch. While improvised humour is nothing new, Whose Line Is It Anyway? took it to new heights. The show started 21 years ago as a BBC radio ...

  9. Quickstep into Cirque du Soleil

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... technique, stage experience and the ability to improvise. Candidates should also have specialised skills in contemporary, neoclassical, jazz and other movement styles. If selected, the person will be added to Cirque's list of potential performers for current and future shows. Dancers will be asked to perform solo choreography and improvisational dance, and participate in group exercises ...

  10. The Chicago Improv All-Stars

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong The Chicago Improv All-Stars Baby Wants Candy Le Rideau Reviewed: Nov 24 In this improvisational (or improv) comedy show, four actors from the American company Baby Wants Candy ... and Asia. Throughout the evening, the actors' ability to improvise was tested again and again. In the closing act, the performers acted out a hilarious scene, featuring two gravediggers, ...




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