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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The lost art of risk-taking in Hong Kong theatre

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:35pm by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says while government support for local theatre could be better, the artists themselves need to explore ways to find new audiences Stage fright Despite being described as a "world city", Hong Kong is failing to support or promote any of its theatre-makers at home and abroad. Many say this is because the city is run by bureaucrats; others feel ...

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    Act two for Hong Kong's nascent theatre culture

    Posted May 14th 2014, 10:18pm by NICOLE GARBELLINI

    ... Nicole Garbellini Nicole Garbellini says Hong Kong's theatre scene is livening up, not just with overseas productions but also local stories bridging East and West Second act All the world's a stage," wrote William Shakespeare, whose 450th birth anniversary was celebrated last month. That may well be, but an evening at the theatre is still a rare night out for most Hong ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., July 27, 2014

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by STAFF

    ... Prize for Arts and Culture. The prize awards artists for outstanding work in preserving or creating Asian culture. Yung is best known for co-founding the Zuni Icosahedron experimental theatre ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ... works, in particular Der Ring des Nibelungen and Parsifal. Performances take place in a specially designed theatre. ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    You people from X are all so Y: The challenge of localising Chinese comedy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:01pm by Jesse Appell

    ... by their extremely high “face to content” ratio. In private shows or small theatre shows, where people are coming to be entertained and not to give face to local officials, I have much more leeway ...

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    China is not Imperial Germany of the 21st century

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:55pm by ROBERT DUJARRIC

    ... Germany's eastern frontiers, and threatened most Balkan polities. In East Asia, most states are fairly cohesive. Third, the key theatre of the first world war was on land, even though naval warfare ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by STAFF

    ... US president Bill Clinton opens as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The performance- written by Australian brothers Paul and Michael Hodge- depicts the human side of the 42nd ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Finding their place: Young trio seeks identity of Vancouver's Hong Kong diaspora

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:24am by Ian Young

    ... of nostalgia is palpable. Now, a small arts company in Vancouver is asking what it means to be part of that Hong Kong diaspora. Hong Kong Exile explores this identity through theatre, music and dance. ... Hong Kong], but we are not Western. It gives us a weird vantage point.” Hong Kong Exile, formed in 2011, consists of Siu, Milton Lim (theatre) and Natalie Tin Yin Gan (dance), who met ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by PATRICK LECOMTE

    ... Patrick Lecomte Patrick Lecomte says rising wealth in China is not the only reason for record prices at auctions Boom in Chinese art has its roots in traditional passion for collecting In recent years, Hong Kong has become the theatre of an epic drama that comes back twice a year and lasts for a few days only: the seasonal auctions of Chinese ceramics and works of art. What makes ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by STAFF

    ... show, on July 20, to theatres worldwide. ...




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