Poetic justice

Chen Xinyi

With an impressive body of work from more than three decades of directing, Chen Xinyi might be described as the high priestess of mainland theatre.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 10:01am

Reviews: Lio Kuok-wai Plays Mozart, Contemporary Dance Series, Drama: Dance

Lio Kuok-wai Plays Mozart

Lio Kuok-wai Plays Mozart

Hong Kong SinfoniettaCity Hall Concert HallReviewed: March 27

2 Apr 2013 - 10:37am

TVB drama draws complaints for fuelling Hong Kong-mainland conflict

A promo for TVB's new series Inbound Troubles, which has drawn criticism for showing locals behaving badly. Photo: SMP

A drama on commercial television channel TVB has been accused of contributing to the already frayed relations between Hongkongers and mainlanders by depicting the worst of locals.

20 Jan 2013 - 3:50am

Eye point

Make-up artist Megumi Sekine says shimmering products are best suited to younger skin. Photo: May Tse

Colour and sparkle are the keys to the perfect party look this season, writes Tama Lung.

3 Sep 2013 - 7:32am

Preaching the West's radical theatre

As founder of Beijing-based performance troupe Theatre du Reve Experimental, Wang Chong specialises in translating Western drama productions into Chinese. The acclaimed 30-year-old's directing credits include The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Hamletmachine by Heiner Muller and Central Park West by Woody Allen.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Actors plunge into anguished world of grief

Imagining a parent's grief after the death of a child is not easy, especially for an adaptation of a Pulitzer prize winning play, so the actors spent a day as mum and dad to a friend's four-year-old son.

Then the 'parents' Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung imagined he was suddenly gone.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Step Up 3D (film)

Nobody goes to see the third film in a franchise expecting Oscar-worthy scripts or acting. But if any more time had been spent on those attributes in Step Up 3D, there wouldn't have been room for the dance.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tony Manero

Tony Manero Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Paloa Lattus Director: Pablo Larrain

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Dance and drama enrich our lives

The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC). It encourages students to share the fun of the arts and take their passion beyond campuses and into the wider community.

18 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

The stage is set for drama

Have you ever been to the theatre? What sort of play did you see? London has a famous theatre district called the West End and New York's theatre district is called Broadway

What sort of play?

What would you like to see at the theatre? What sort of plays are these?

1. Macbeth is a tragedy. A tragedy is ...

10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Mild at heart

The massage parlour is in a dingy Taipei suburb, and girl number 303 is rubbing Jack Kao's shoulders. The miniskirted, bleached blonde asks, with a smoker's rasp: 'Hey, in one movie you had a big tattoo here. How did they do that? Did they stick it on? Because, you know, you had it in that scene in the sauna.'

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sword of Wisdom

Taiwan's U-Theatre combines percussion (above), martial arts, drama, dance and music in three dramas that revolve around a hero and the challenges he faces. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free, booking required. Inquiries: 2588 7980

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Talent shows the latest victim in television 'purity' campaign

The broadcasting watchdog has dramatically tightened its grip on television programming, barring all talent shows from prime time and introducing extensive restrictions on popular American Idol-style contests.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

The Merchant of Venice

Academy for Performing Arts students present Shakespeare's play about a merchant (Chan Kwan-kin, above) who promises to sacrifice a pound of flesh if he's unable to pay his debt to a moneylender. In Cantonese. An International Arts Carnival event. Today, 7.30pm, tomorrow, 3pm, 7.30pm, Jul 22, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Ten years on

A group of young people will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the handover by staging a performance that reflects the changes in their lives over the past decade.

The drama group, Ageneration, has been performing and conducting drama workshops at social centres, on campuses and on the street since 2003.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am