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Performing Arts

My life: Liam Mullone

Liam Mullone

The 42-year-old stand-up comic talks to Peter Simpson about the language of humour and being funny in the head.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 7:34pm

Hong Kong Irish dance troupe reels in the medals at European championships

Danielle Parker, right, and enthusiastic troupe members at Sai Kung. Photo: David Wong

The Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance clinched more than 75 medals in various age groups at last month's competition.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Hong Kong opera trying to find its voice to keep up with other cities

Star performer Li Yang (centre) during a dress rehearsal of The Cunning Little Vixen at the Academy for Performing Arts in Wan Chai. The opera opens tomorrow. Photo: Felix Wong

Opera has developed slowly and steadily to a position of strength in Hong Kong. While it can't match the popularity of other Western performing arts like classical music and ballet, it has carved a distinct niche for itself here. But opera in Hong Kong now faces a new challenge as first and even second-tier mainland cities splurge on expensive new theatres devoted to the art form. 

18 Mar 2013 - 11:06am

Big-picture plan for arts academy

The HKAPA is fine-tuning its programme. Photo: Edward Wong

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) will create two colleges and open a Chinese opera school in a restructuring plan designed to steer it to international success, according to its "Strategic Planning Framework".

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

US ballet troupe brings bravura to arts festival

American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie watches dancers rehearse. Photo: NYT

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

Dazzling evening of flamenco at City Hall

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Flamenco Classico is an imaginative collaboration between the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and choreographer Nina Corti. Led by two outstanding flamenco dancers from Spain, Rosana Romero and Adrian Santana, the show was rapturously received by a packed house.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Will door to Asian actors in Britain truly be opened?

Wild Swans, a production that calls for a predominantly Asian cast.

A new year means new resolutions, or in the case of the Royal Shakespeare Company, damage limitation following The Orphan of Zhao casting controversy last year, which saw the company cast East Asian actors in just three out of 17 roles in the Chinese classic.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:03am 1 comment

Christmas classic Nutcracker glides to a triumphant finale

The Nutcracker on Ice.

It may be early for Christmas, but the Imperial Ice Stars' Nutcracker on Ice is a fun show designed to thrill adults as well as children.

12 Nov 2012 - 7:06am

Zen and the art of chilling out

Huang perform <I>Beyond Time</I>.

In 2008, members of U-Theatre of Taiwan embarked on "a walk" that lasted 50 days and covered 1,200 kilometres - about three-quarters of the island's total coastline.

22 Oct 2012 - 4:13pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australian stand-up comedians Matt Okine (left), Ronnie Chieng, Damian Callinan, Denise Scott and Randy perform. In English. Until Jul 22, 7.30pm, also Jul 19-21, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$300 (Jul 18-19, 22; HK$250 for members), HK$350 (Jul 20-21; HK$300 for members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

What promises to be a riotous week of Australian comedy gets going tomorrow at the Fringe Club with the much anticipated return of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.

15 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

A good week for ...

Dustin Hoffman

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Urban Ballet

Urban Ballet Compagnie Revolution

'I am a creator, no?' French choreographer Anthony Egea says half jokingly. 'Jazz, hip hop, classical ballet, I love to mix it all together and come up with something completely new. It's so predictable to do a hip hop dance piece to hip hop music, but when you set hip hop against classical music, for example, that's unexpected.'

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of two brothers

A school drama

Blood Brothers was first performed in a secondary school in the northern English city of Liverpool in November, 1981. Local playwright Willy Russell had written the play for a young people's theatre company that performed in schools.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am