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Hong Kong Arts Festival


For several years the Hong Kong Arts Festival has been supporting new playwrights by way of commissions and script publication in Chinese and English. These productions are now annual festival highlights; last year Santayana Li made a solid debut with Journey to Home and Yan Yu's Jiao Qing (2011) was memorable.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 10:27am

Hong Kong themes give hometown heroes an on-screen presence at HKIFF

Even before the Hong Kong Arts Festival ends on March 24, some local culture vultures are already looking ahead to another of the city's annual bumper cultural events.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:21pm

Yasmin Levy - sorrow by song but not by nature

With a voice as beautiful as hers, it's hard to believe Yasmin Levy's songs come from a very dark place. Yet like all great art, it's the darker side of the human condition that brings out the best.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 8, 2013

With his sixth budget, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah failed to alleviate the problem of the wealth gap in Hong Kong. Tsang obviously feels it is important to be cautious, but there are times when you can be over-cautious.

8 Mar 2013 - 3:51am

Reviews: Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

The appearance of Marc Minkowski's 40-member ensemble on Friday as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival seemed a great way to start the weekend. The players' skill was assured; the packaging carried the question marks.

5 Mar 2013 - 11:40am

Reviews: Chinglish

David Henry Hwang's comedy about miscommunication and misunderstanding between two cultures has garnered much acclaim in the US, winning the Chinese-American playwright a Joseph Jefferson Award (for best new work) in Chicago where it premiered two years ago.

5 Mar 2013 - 5:18pm

US ballet troupe brings bravura to arts festival

American Ballet Theatre began their series of performances under the Hong Kong Arts Festival with a high-energy mixed bill that showed the company in sparkling form.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:18am

The art of top-tier orchestration

Hong Kong Arts Festival chairman and former chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) Ronald Arculli says there are many similarities between managing the city's largest arts event and Asia's biggest stock exchange operator.

23 Feb 2013 - 6:44am

Talking points

The National Bureau of Statistics issues its regular report on house prices in 70 major and medium-sizes cities. The State Council told local authorities on Wednesday to "decisively" curb real estate speculation and take steps to rein in the property market after prices rose the most in two years last month. 

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am

Slapstick comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors, lives up to its hype

It's easy to understand why this 2011 National Theatre production - which premiered in Asia last Friday as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival - is already a big hit in London's West End and New York's Broadway.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am