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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COUNTDOWN TO OBLIVION

    Improvisational theatre group Sciouspace stages doomsday parties

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

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Drama group makes play of doomsday While most people expect to live on when the Mayan calendar ends, next Friday's "doomsday" has proved to be an opportunity to ponder the big questions of life- such a ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - THEATRE

    Canton Diva: opera/rap crossover to light up Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... that promises to bring new and younger audiences to a historic theatre venue in North Point. Li Kui-ming, also a Cantonese opera playwright, invited stage veteran Jim Chim Sui-man, best known for his comedy shows, to create an unconventional piece for the newly refurbished Sunbeam Theatre. Li rescued the 40-year-old venue from closure at the last minute in February when he signed a four-year ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Theatre show a whole lot of love

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com Windmill Grass Theatre's founders wear their hearts on their sleeves and it's a winning strategy, writes Kevin Kwong Got a whole lotta love Edmond Tong Chun-yip, Shaw Mei-kwan and Joey Leung Cho-yiu of Windmill Grass Theatre talk about love a lot. Of their nine-year-old company's artistic direction, Leung says: "We stage ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Taiwanese drummers U-Theatre launch New Vision Arts Festival

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... cross-cultural arts, began this year with a big sound. U-Theatre, the Taiwanese drum troupe featured in the 2007 movie The Drummer starring Jaycee Chan Jo-ming, opened the festival with their awe-inspiring percussion at the Cultural Centre Grand Theatre on Friday. The 30-day event will feature three world premieres and involves artists from the mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, the US, ...

  6. News - 18th Party Congress - POLITICS

    Wen Jiabao prepares for life of leisure by taking in play at Beijing theatre

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... at the Capital Theatre last night to catch a new stage performance by the Beijing People's Art Theatre. Film director He Ping posted a picture on Sina Weibo, showing Wen sitting in the theatre ... theatre's most renowned actors. At least four of the players are Wen's age or older and some had to leave the performance in wheelchairs. The show was said to have been so successful ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - DEVELOPMENT

    Young thespians taught to look the part

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by WINNIE CHAU

    ... Winnie Chau familypost@scmp.com A stage director is giving children a sense of what it's like to be professional actors, writes Winnie Chau Many hams make light work The secret to working with child actors is to treat them as if they are grown-ups. That is why Nicholas Atkinson, the creative development manager of Faust International Youth Theatre, gives his young actors ...

  8. Location, location, location- Joyce strikes again with fashion preview at Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... North Point's home of Cantonese opera, the Sunbeam Theatre, was rented for the two-day fashion preview last week. Racks of clothes from such brands as Lanvin, Alexander Wang and Neil ...

  9. Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin (left), Aug 3; various opera excerpts, Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with ...

  10. Anhui Huangmei Opera Theatre

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Wen and Yu Shun star in the Anhui troupe's production of The Seventh Fairy Maiden (above), Jun 20; and Sun Juan, Wu Yaling and Jiang Jianguo star in its production of The Female Consort of the Princess, Jun 21. Both shows: in Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 ...




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