Mime Artist


The French comedy duo of Patrice Thibaud (above) and Philippe Leygnac perform a physical theatre work that includes music, contortionist acts and mime. A Le French May programme. Until May 8, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix.

Saturday, 7 May, 2011, 12:00am

Speaking without words

On October 30, the Young Post Junior Reporters attended a mime workshop run by Danny Suen at the HKICC Lee Shau Lee School of Creativity (HKSC) in Lok Fu. Here are some of their thoughts.

Sophie Cheung

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

What's On


Veteran comedian Jim Chim Shui-man will restage his popular solo performance Man of La Tiger after his sold-out performances earlier this year.

Written by playwright Poon Wai-sum, the show portrays a middle-class man's grievances through gags and spoofs.

Chim will impersonate politicians and celebrities.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am


Street Theatre

The Natural Theatre group from Britain performs mime and visual comedy that transcends language barriers. Today and tomorrow, 6.15pm-7pm, Sun, 7.15pm-8pm, Mon, 9.15pm-10pm, Snowy Chapel in Santa's Town at Statue Square, Central, free. Inquiries: www.naturaltheatre.co.uk

24 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Marceau speaks volumes with silence

Meeting Marcel Marceau - arguably the world's greatest mime - was an ordinary affair. Without his trademark white mask, the French artist looked every inch an overseas tourist with, literally, his travel trolley in tow. Had he tap danced and done somersaults in the middle of Causeway Bay no one would have batted an eyelid.

23 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Chen's 'silent' treatment

You know how it is, you pay $380 to see Kelly Chen Wai-lam in concert and you end up watching Marcel Marceau. And there's fat chance of getting your money back if your favourite singer decides to mime her songs on stage.

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Staid ideas to munch on

JUST when you think there cannot possibly be another theatre show about 1997 or the handover, here we are with a fringe production that 'looks at Hong Kong nearly a year after the change of sovereignty'.

Given that Wednesday marks the first anniversary of the historic event, the timing of this show is only logical.

28 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Classics and a few laughs

Comedians and cellists, marching bands and mime all added to the fun and fanfare at a special concert catering to families Comedy and quality music was the combination which entertained those attending a family concert at Happy Valley Sports Ground.

Tens of thousands turned out to enjoy the Symphony Under the Stars concert which was organised by the Provisional Urban Council.

10 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Take a bite of new theatre production

Theatre fans have plenty to digest in Taking a Good Bite, at Nestle Dairy Farm Theatre in the Fringe Club.

It is based on Lu Xun's famous Chinese story, The Diary of a Madman , by Peta Lily and the Fringe Mime and Movement Laboratory.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Speechless night to remember

This evening of entertainment without words from the US company The Invisible People Mime Theatre was an affirmation of how classical mime, far from being an old-fashioned form of theatre, has a huge appeal to the sophisticated post-television generation.

29 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Life's a laugh for a part-time mime

Leung Yiu-fan, 25, has been a mime artist for two years. He became interested in the art form after a chance encounter with another mime artist.

8 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Some quiet entertainment

Mime is theatre of gesture without words. If you have never seen mime before, then go to the little park outside the Hong Kong Arts Centre every Friday this month where the Mime Touch Theatre, Hong Kong's only mime company, offers some intriguing entertainment.

5 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Hot music treats in store

NESCAFE Showtime, an on-going outdoor performing arts programme, staged every Friday between 9 pm and 11 pm in the park outside Hong Kong Arts Centre, is presenting the Renowned Composers Series until the end of the month.

The series kicked off with a presentation from Bonnie Lam, a graduate of the School of Drama of the Academy for Performing Arts (APA).

14 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Opportunity silently passes by stadium

HOW on earth did the beleaguered Hong Kong Stadium - desperate to put on anything that is decibelly possible just to hear the sound of the turnstiles creaking again - let this one slip through its grasp? For looking through a listing of Urban Council events, we noticed that Marcel Marceau, the eminent French mime artist, is performing tomorrow at the Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

14 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Trio parades mime skills

A BREATHTAKING show by Swiss mime trio Mummenschanz is coming to Hong Kong later this month.

The show, Parade , will give theatre patrons the chance to escape into a world of fantasy, mystery and humour.

The piece, through the soundless theatrical expertise of the three performers, explores the cycles of life, death and resurrection.

9 Sep 1994 - 12:00am