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New Releases

Pina (I) (German, English and Korean)

See review on this page.

Bridesmaids (IIB)

Thursday, 15 September, 2011, 12:00am


Cultural Centre May 6-8, 8pm

The French seem to have a stranglehold on the art of mime thanks to the efforts of the late, great Marcel Marceau, and so it comes as no surprise that the art form is being showcased during the ongoing Le French May celebrations.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Comic genius

The 39th French Cinepanorama has a special treat this year in eight fully restored films by comedy master Pierre Etaix. Their theatrical renaissance began in Paris on July 7 and, before Arte's new DVD collection of these five features and three shorts from 1961 to 71, none had appeared commercially on video.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The art of mime

One story ... no words

There are lots of ways of telling a story. We can use the spoken, written or printed word. We can also use still or moving pictures or music. Mime is a way of acting out a story through body movement, without the use of speech. A mime artist is someone who tells a story through gestures and facial expressions.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Gaff Aff

Switzerland's Martin Zimmermann & Dimitri de Perrot present a comic parody of modern man using a blend of music, circus performance, fine arts and choreographed movements. Oct 2, 8pm, Oct 3, 3pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180, HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Cosmopolitan affair proves to be more of a fun event than anything fearless

Cosmopolitan magazine celebrated its 25th anniversary in Hong Kong on Thursday with a 'Fun Fearless' party at The Mira's new Whisk restaurant. Certainly most gals think Cosmo - part of the SCMP Group's magazine division - is a fun read. But fearless? Okay, maybe dating advice and fashion tips are provocative issues in Hong Kong, too.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

The art of silence

Silent theatrical performances have been around since the days of classical Greek masked pantomimes and classical Indian musical theatre, while elements can been seen in Japanese Noh theatre.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

So you say that last Tarantino film sucked. Think you can do better?

Despite our age of hi-tech multimedia and digital movies, the online portal icubed.us wants today's teens to go old, old, old school to the days of pre-talkies. Started in Hong Kong, the web magazine for young people is hosting a silent-film contest for those between the ages of 13 and 21.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Slava's Snowshow

Slava's Snowshow

Lyric Theatre, APA

Reviewed: Dec 13

Created by Russian clown and mime master Slava Polunin, Slava's Snowshow is not your conventional circus-style production. There's no slapstick and the clowns are downtrodden and scary creatures.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

What's On


The third annual Designers' Saturday will be held this Saturday from 11am to 6pm. More than 30 design studios and showrooms in Central, SoHo and Sheung Wan will open their doors to the general public.

The event provides an opportunity for designers and visitors to meet and exchange opinions.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Chan's back on track

Although we love to criticise him, Jackie Chan is one of the few global superstars whose movies appeal to audiences of all ages.

His precise comic timing and knack for hilarious body movements are abilities that only the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton have previously matched.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Theatre of the absurd

WHEN YOU MEET Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schurch you can't quite imagine them dressing up as a sheet of trailing foam packaging, or as an open window complete with shutters and flower pots. These two are the grandees of the stage and they carry themselves with that elegant posture that so often goes with a lifetime in the theatre.

31 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

French mime artist returns

Legendary mime master Marcel Marceau is returning to Hong Kong for two shows next month. At 80, the French artist is as sprightly, energetic and charming as ever. He last performed in Hong Kong four years ago. His two-hour show will be divided into two parts.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Youri Leroux

Le French May was scheduled to open with veteran mime master Marcel Marceau. His cancellation gives way to this more subtle introduction to the annual showcase of French arts. Exploring eroticism,

literature and freedom, artist Youri Leroux's 'unrestrainable imagination' is reflected in this fine exhibition of oils. Chouinard Gallery,

23 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Write of passage

AT HIS HOME in the countryside of Hampshire, England, illustrator and author Peter Suart has a library housing an excellent collection of books. These are the books he enjoys reading and having around him while working.

But things were different when he was an adolescent. As a teenager, Suart never went near these books, and most were left on the shelves to collect dust.

18 Jul 2002 - 12:00am