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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    New theatre piece by Tang Shu-wing tackles life's big questions with Apple-like simplicity

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Flex, lies and lycra WHY AREN’T YOU STEVE JOBS? Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio   TANG SHU-WING is a fan of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple. The veteran theatre director ... both non-verbal theatre — Why Aren't You Steve Jobs? has dialogue based on everyday issues: sexuality, infidelity, faith and death. These issues are framed within the setting of a yoga ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Movable feast

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... the course It's an extraordinary location for a theatre production, but Punchdrunk's latest offering, The Drowned Man, is no ordinary stage show. The cavernous building next ... then reconsiders. "Small-ish." If that seems unimaginable for a piece of theatre, Punchdrunk has always flirted with the boundaries of impossibility. The London-based troupe's breakthrough ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Successful 'Orphan' taps into Shakespearean vein of Chinese classic

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... evidence of at least four different productions: a film had just come out (The Sacrifice, directed by Chen Kaige); a cutting-edge theatre piece; a Peking opera production; and another Shanghai ... see could make brilliant theatre. "The Peking opera version was a bit disappointing because it was a man in a not very good dog suit. And I asked the director of the cutting-edge drama ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ARTS

    Book review: 'Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre', by Ethan Mordden

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:17pm by NYT

    ... Charles McNulty Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre by Ethan Mordden Oxford 3.5 stars Charles McNulty Ethan Mordden's chronicle of the American musical is divided into four eras: the first concentrates on the European prehistory, the second on the American pond out of which Jerome Kern crawled, the third on the glory days that stretched from Oscar Hammerstein ...

  5. News - China - ARTS

    Censors to join the crowd at Beijing's small theatres

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN, Zhang Hong

    ... the crowd at Beijing's small theatres Beijing has long been known for its rich history of cultural attractions. Among them are small, community theatres that not only help serve the cultural ... and other performances has been booming in recent years as more private and public capital is injected into the industry. As a result, the number of small theatres has surged from just a few ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Hong Kong Dance Company treasures the mundane

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Kong Repertory Theatre. She continues to use the same title Beans as it embraces the inspiration and ambition of the show. "Something may seem as small as a tiny bean in our life, ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: Second Thoughts

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... because of its richness. For me it's like reading a beautiful encyclopedia that I can never let go of." Cultural Centre Studio Theatre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, April 11 and 12, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Tradition of grand bamboo theatres may disappear, architect warns

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The skills of the craftsmen who assemble the structures must be preserved, an architect says The art of building a grand bamboo theatre will be forgotten unless action is taken to preserve the knowledge of the master craftsmen, an architect says. William Lim Ooi-lee, who conceptualised the design for this year's West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre at the hub, said bamboo architecture ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Ballet's The Rite of Spring, 100 years later

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Judith Mackrell Ballet's rite of passage still on its toes, 100 springs later When The Rite of Spring was premiered in Paris in 1913, it created the most violent brouhaha in ballet history, with critics condemning Igor Stravinsky's music as barb ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Playwright pens tale of Hong Kong and its expat 'filth'

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by Lana Lam, DANNY LEE

    ... "But I hated it." She ended up going to London to study English at King's College and secured a spot at the Royal Court Theatre's young writers' programme in 2011. "In that time I completely fell in love with London; it was my love, my life and I fell in love with theatre." Last year, she came back to Hong Kong, but struggled to find work as a writer ...




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