Hold your head up high

As a child, Paul Chan Lai-cheung grew up surrounded by Chinese art. His father, Bun, laboured daily at a small paper shop in Central. On the side, Bun would make and sell Big Head Buddhas: papier-mache masks worn by performers at Chinese festivals.

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012, 12:00am

Fancy lion footwork

Calvin Tsang Chi-pan doesn't play sports for the medals. The Form Five student from Wang Chau Tung Tau Wai village in Yuen Long does it to keep traditions alive.

Calvin is a lion dancer.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Whose lion is it anyway?

On the first day of the year, more than 1,111 lions and 88 dragons - operated by more than 2,000 performers ranging from elderly men to young girls - collectively strutted their way from Central to Wan Chai.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A few missteps but a lot of fun

Latino Aerobics Lite Free (Full version is US$5.99) Rating 7/10

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Get a move on

You could just sing along, of course, like every other member of the audience - or you could go one better when Janet Jackson brings her Janet Number Ones tour to our shores, on February 14.

Pure Fitness is offering dance workshops on the weekend of February 12 and 13, to warm fans up for the concert and teach them how to move like the pop star.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Which Lunar New Year tradition do you like best and why?

Walter Mak Kiu-shun, 15, Ma On Shan St Joseph's Secondary School

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Lion dances and a piggyback as The Upper House opens its doors

Piggybacking on the National Day fireworks show, Swire Hotels hosted a soiree on Thursday night to unveil The Upper House, 117 rooms of refined accommodation at Pacific Place (it's located on the floors above the JW Marriott but with its own entrance and lobby adjacent).

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Dan in Real Life (DVD)

Steve Carell plays the male lead in this romantic comedy. Dan (Carell), a father of two girls, falls for Marie (the always charming Juliette Binoche), his brother's girlfriend, during a holiday stay at his family mansion.

Although he is credible as a writer racked by unattainable love, Carell's attempts at wooing Marie sometimes seem awkward.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Joey Yung bounces back into city with a fun-filled sporty outlook

Singer Joey Yung Cho-yee is back in Hong Kong after a recent series of concerts in North America, just in time to be the event celebrity for Reebok and promote its latest sportswear collection. At the media event on Tuesday at Watermark, Yung showed no signs of jet lag, as she suggested she's an avid exerciser who can't afford to go a day without some exertion to stay in shape.

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Detours: Fuxing Park

Finding a quiet, private place in Shanghai has its challenges, and Fuxing Park, located in the Luwan district, is neither quiet nor private. Yet the variety of activities and the ambience make it a green retreat unlike any other in the city.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Bring on the lions, make some noise

Supervising kung fu warm-ups for nine children from the Ping Shek Catholic Primary School Lion Dance Team, martial arts master Ellis Lee Yun-fook says a perfect lion dance is all about mastering the animal's eight emotions.

1 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Middle-Eastern 'lion dance' to celebrate 8 years for eatery

It's been eight years since Egyptian restaurant Habibi opened its doors on Wellington Street. In that time, it has certainly helped popularise Middle Eastern cuisine in this town, not to mention an appreciation for belly dancing, which occurs every weekend on their premises.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

A feat of strength

Lifting a three-kilogram lion head with two hands, Alan To Yiu-lun thrusts, dips, leaps, and jumps on bamboo stilts - with an average height of two metres - with ease. Then he climbs up a two-storey-high pole, performs various stunts before unfurling a fai chun with the words 'Happy Lunar New Year'.

The origin of lion dance can be traced back to the Han dynasty.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Plenty ready to shed their inhibitions for Full Monty role

Appearing naked on stage must be daunting for any actor. So imagine the surprise of director Arvin Robles (below) when about 80 people auditioned for a part in The Full Monty - the Hong Kong Singers' latest production, which opens tonight.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A swinging time for dance fans

This week's final show features modern and Warrior Lanling pieces

A series of weekly dance performances organised by the MTR has given students a chance to relax after school.

Under the Art in MTR - Living Art programme, artistic groups have been showing off their dancing talents at the Central Subway of the Hong Kong Station every Friday at 6pm this month.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am