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Another bull's-eye adventure

Madagascar 3 beats the threequel curse by turning out a hilarious - of the laugh-out-loud variety - globe-trotting spectacle with dazzling visuals and an emphasis on character development.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

It's Taboo: you ain't seen nothing like it

If Cirque du Soleil or The House of Dancing Water aren't sensual enough for your liking, how about ticking off some Taboo action at the City of Dreams' Club Cubic?

Franco Dragone, the Italian-Belgian theatre director behind Cirque du Soleil, has created an audacious show called Taboo for Macau's luxury night club.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Show and tell

Some of Franco Dragone's best-known works were produced for Cirque Du Soleil from 1985 to 1998. He then set up his own entertainment company. Here are some highlights from his career:

Nouvelle Experience (1990): Dragone removed the curtain for Cirque du Soleil's new show, symbolically inviting the audience into the show.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Naughty by nature

Last Monday, at Club Cubic in Macau's City of Dreams, a group of about 200 guests attended an unveiling: the first public performance of Taboo, billed as a 'seductive entertainment extraordinaire'. Its creator, Franco Dragone - the man who brought The House of Dancing Water to City of Dreams - described it as an 'open rehearsal' in which the audience would play a vital part.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cirque du Soleil opens HK workshop

Canada's Cirque du Soleil opened its first production workshop in Hong Kong to supply costumes and props to its various shows around the world. The new regional office will help produce costumes, accessories and hats for Cirque du Soleil's shows.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

High fliers

Four people are perched on four-metre-high flexible poles that bend and sway in the air. 'It feels great to swing through the air high above the heads of the audience. It is almost relaxing and a bit like flying!' says Ben Rogan, a member of Strange Fruit.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In a league of his own

Damien Rice, the angry young man from Ireland, has released Live from the Union Chapel, his first official live album.

It is difficult to compare Rice to anyone else. His acoustic offerings are not the chilled-out tunes of artists like James Blunt: heart-breaking and confessional, his voice and songs sound even more urgent live than on his studio albums.

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

DanceArt Hong Kong

City Hall Theatre

Reviewed: Sept 14

DanceArt Hong Kong's Butterfly Effect fuses modern dance, theatre, video and live music. The show, choreographed by Andy Wong, depicts everyday life in the city, showing how even small things can have a great impact on our lives.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tickets for the rocking Aussie big top

Circus Oz is a performing troupe that combines death-defying stunts, acrobatic feats and a rock 'n' roll delivery.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Othello - The Rock Show

Othello - The Rock Show

3Arts Musical Institute

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Reviewed: Aug 11

Commissioned by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for this year's International Arts Carnival, Othello - The Rock Show is a workshop performance that aims to introduce Shakespeare and musicals to a young audience.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am