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Performing Arts

My life: 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

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

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 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 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

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?

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

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

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

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