Multimedia, cross-discipline performing group 20 Beans + A Box (above) are an intellectual lot. Their latest show, of BALCONY, is a slick production consisting of three interpretations of The Balcony by French playwright and novelist Jean Genet. Set in a wartime brothel, the controversial piece explores the realm of sexual power and struggle. 'Our production aims to look at Genet's work from different perspectives while maintaining its common theme of pretense,' explains Steven Pang, who directs one of the three performances. 'The work itself is about multiplicity and we want to highlight that style through our three very different and separate interpretations.' Jamsen Law's The Psychogeography Of Balcony, for instance, mixes video imagery with live performance. The Emptied Jacket Of Balcony is a collaboration between Pang, movement artist Edwin Lung and Anthony Leung. Their piece will be a 'performance as installation with mixed media'. The last instalment, Strolling At The Pacific Place Of Balcony, by trained actor Chiu Chi-hon is a witty take on the conventional theatrical language. May 4-6 7.45pm. May 5, 2.45pm. McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Tickets $60 and $100 from Ticketek, tel: 3128 8288 or www.ticket.com.hk You read the classic, saw the play and watched the movie. Now, you can catch William Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew in a two-act ballet. To be staged by Stuttgart Ballet next month, its version of this comedy is choreographed by the German company's late founder John Cranko, with music arranged by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. A highly enjoyable and entertaining piece with an ambiguous ending: who really tames who? The performance will also feature accompaniment by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta conducted by James Tuggle. May 18-20, 7.30pm. May 20, 2.30pm. Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets $120-$420 from Urbtix (tel: 2734 9009). There should still be some tickets left for Vocal Delights Made In Hong Kong, featuring local sopranos Ella Kiang and Rosaline Pi, mezzo-soprano Lee Bing and the Hong Kong Chamber Choir. Among those directing are Barbara Fei, Daniel Law, Victor Chan and Richard Tsang, the new head of the English programme service at RTHK. Tonight (Apr 20), 8pm. Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Apr 28, 8pm. Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium. Tickets $90-$150 from Urbtix.