Lion City dance

IT has succeeded in Singapore, why shouldn't it be a hit in Hong Kong? For five nights next month, the Singapore Symphonia Company brings The Piano - Romantic Influences to the Academy for Performing Arts.

This celebration of the keyboard explores the piano repertoire of the Romantic movement, centering on Schumann. Each of the five performers - Kevin Kenner, Benjamin Frith, Pascal Roge, Kun Woo Paik and Boris Berezovsky - includes a work by Schumann. Two explore the links with Chopin, one with Liszt, another with Rachmaninov and the last with the French Impressionists.

Although this is the first such festival in Hong Kong, this is the second year it has run in the Lion City, and the Singapore Symphonia hopes to establish a circuit around the region.

The performances take place from July 18-22. Tickets are available through Urbtix on 2734-9009. The tickets are moderately priced from $80 to $220 and there is a discount for attending all five concerts.

An arrogant father, a submissive mother and a rebellious girl meet at Supper Time, a combination of mime body movement and clown skills from the Mime Touch Theatre. This clash of Eastern and Western values runs at the McAulay Studio, the Arts Centre, from tonight until Sunday, at 8pm, with matinees at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets through Urbtix.

Henry Yu is one of Taiwan's pioneers of modern dance. Tonight he appears at the Academic Hall, Baptist University, with his company, performing a selection of its most notable works.

The Beijing Dance Academy Classical Dance Troupe appears at Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun town halls on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The works to be performed include well-known pieces such as Yellow River as well as the premiere of The Art of Moving by choreographer Miranda Chin, which blends Chinese classical dance with Western influences. Tickets through Urbtix.

For its second anniversary exhibition, Galerie La Vong puts together 16 of Vietnam's best contemporary painters for a show that runs at the gallery - 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong - from tomorrow until August 14.