Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 September, 2010, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Journey to Your Soul

Paintings, manuscripts and three-dimensional creations from the second chapter of illustrator Tikka Ng's Journey to the East series. Today, 11am-9pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2118 0090. Ends today

To Begin With, There's No Matter.

Photographs by anothermountainman (Stanley Wong) of empty notice boards, communicating Hong Kong's need for more open spaces. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Sept 25

A Nostalgic View of Hong Kong and China

Exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century maps, photographs, books and ephemera of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Peking. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F, Office Tower, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends Sept 25

Rendezvous with Oris and Liu Bolin

Works by the Swiss watch brand and Chinese artist exploring the concept of time. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Sept 27

Jlee 360 - There is No Box

Jessica Lee Ho-lam's 360-degree mixed-media artworks driven by her subconscious mind. Opens today. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Sept 29

Urban Drift

Ben McMillan's photographs exploring urbanisation in China. Part I: Daily, 9am-9pm, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Part II: Artist's reception, today, 5pm-9pm. Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm, Asia Fine Art, 99-101 Queen's Rd East, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2522 0405. Ends Sept 30

Out of the Way

Works in various media by Chinese artists Jiang Zhi, Liu Jiajing, Liu Wei, Qiu Zhijie, Wu Junyong, Yan Lei and Ye Nan. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Tang Contemporary Art, B/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2544 9918. Ends Sept 30

Bad Taste

Works by Chen Fei that are influenced by films and globalisation. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Oct 2

Degenerate Art Exhibition

Experimental exhibition utilising works by Hanison Lau, Lee Kit, Ivy Ma, Tang Kwok-hin, Damon Tong and Justin Wong to reveal exhibition practices and encourage critical thinking. Thu-Sun, 1.30pm-7.30pm, wrongplace, L4-01, Jockey Club Creative Art Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: [email protected]. Ends Oct 3

Hidden Dreams

Mixed-media works by Indonesian Fhung Lie, local illustrator Damon Tong and painters Scott Chan and Emily Lau depicting their hidden dreams. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Mischmasch Gallery, Unit A, 18/F Shing Hing Commercial Building, 21-27 Wing Kut St, Central. Inquiries: 3165 8017. Ends Oct 9

Ink Play: Gao Xingjian, The Nobel Laureate

New ink works on canvas and paper by the China-born, naturalised French painter-novelist. Opens today. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts, Rm 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Oct 15

A Song of Lemon

Works by Japanese painter Sakae Ozawa of scenes and people in fantastical and seemingly magical places, albeit ones with a dark side to them. Opening reception today, 6pm-9pm. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, G/F 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Oct 23

The Linear Dimension

Works by 11 artists (including Wilson Shieh and Lam Tung-pang) dealing with the interpretation of a line or the linearity of their art. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Oct 30

City Flaneur: Social Documentary Photography

Photographs of urban scenes and landscapes by 35 local photographers, including Chan Chik, Yau Leung, Dustin Shum Wan-yat and Ivy Ma King-chu. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jan 3, 2011

Under The Trees

Two-section exhibition about Hong Kong's village schools. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, free. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Sept 27. Also: daily, 10am-5pm, Museum of Education, Block D1, Podium Level, The HK Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Rd, Tai Po, free. Inquiries: 2948 8814. Ends Mar 31

Performing Arts

Dr Tim Ding's Factory

Poon Pik-wan directs the HK Repertory Theatre's fantasy drama in which people intent on having children gather at a doctor's dream factory geared to help them achieve their desires. In Cantonese. Until Sept 19, 7.45pm, also Sept 18-19, 2.45pm, HK Rep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Le Dieu du Carnage

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's adaptation of French playwright Yasmina Reza's comedy about two couples who cross paths and argue after their sons have a fight. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Sept 14-18, 21, 23-25, 7.45pm, also Sept 18-19, 23, 25-26, 2.45pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Betrayal

We Draman Group's adaptation of Harold Pinter's drama about a love triangle involving a woman (Alice Lau), her husband (Lee Chun-chow) and his married friend (Tang Wai-kit). In Cantonese. Until Sept 19, 8pm, also Sept 18-19, 3pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$220-HK$300 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9050 9421

Soulmate

iStage performs Elton Lau's drama about a psychiatrist who falls for his patient, a woman who continues to feel her boyfriend's presence three years after he died in a car accident. In Cantonese. Until Sept 19, 8pm, also Sept 18-19, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5309 3575

Woman Talks About Women

Mo Lai Yan-chi's solo show about different women's lives and stories. In Cantonese. Until Sept 19, 8pm, also Sept 18-19, 3pm, Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, HK$160, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3599 9755

The Passage Beyond

Actors' Family's musical adaptation of Miri Yu's novel about strange things happening after a single father's return from a trip spent hunting for a particular species of butterfly in Taiwan. In Cantonese. Sept 17-18, 7.45pm, Sept 19, 2.45pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$120-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9050 1941

Galaxy Reflections

Six-act cross-media theatre presentation featuring music by Mui Kwong-chiu and visuals by George Chang. Sept 17-18, 8pm, Sept 19, 3pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$140, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Genghis Khan: A Choral Symphony

Yan Huichang conducts the Mongolian Youth Chorus of the Inner Mongolia National Song and Dance Opera Troupe, Inner Mongolia National Song and Dance Troupe of China, baritone Ma Jinquan, horse-head fiddle lead performer Qinggele and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing Tang Jainping's symphony inspired by the historical Mongolian figure. Sept 17-18, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

Love, Accidentally

City Contemporary Dance Company performs Mui Cheuk-yin's dance theatre deconstruction of Tong Tik-sang's The Purple Hairpin into a modern lover's discourse exploring the themes of premonition, intuition and fate. Sept 17-18, 8pm, also Sept 18-19, 3pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2329 7803

Show What?!

Victor Ma Choi-wo directs Y-Space's presentation of five dances about various concerns ranging from intimate relations to global issues. Sept 17-18, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2470 0511

Concert by Windpipe Chinese Ensemble

Wong Chi-chung conducts xylophone player-Hawaiian guitarist Li Haoming, yangqin player Bryan Lai, erhu player Chan Ka-man, gaohu-erxian player Chan Pik-sum, yehu-tiqin player Ng Wai-yin, pipa-qinqin-sanxian player Wong Ling-yan, dizi-xiao player Yeung Wai-kit and houguan player Chan Chiu-yin performing works such as the theme song of Once Upon a Time in China and the capriccio from Princess Chang Ping. Sept 18, 8pm, Y-Theatre, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan; and Sept 19, 3pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

CLP Light Classics Concert

Yip Wing-sie conducts pianist Helen Cha, violinist James Cuddeford and the HK Sinfonietta playing works including Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C: Waltz, Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre and Arthur Benjamin's Jamaican Rhumba. Sept 19, 3pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$80-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Shanghai Quartet

Violinists Li Weigang and Jiang Yiwen, viola player Li Honggang and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras, viola player Andrew Ling and cellist Richard Bamping play works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Sept 20, 7.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9333 8836

Piano Recital by Ernest So

The pianist plays works by Bortkiewicz, Godowsky, Ibert, Wild and Mompou. Sept 20, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9727 2182

Nanyin Concert by Au Kwan-cheung

Nanyin performer Au, qinqin player Yu Siu-wah, yehu player To Wing and zheng player Chen Xiaohua perform Outcry in Governor Mui's Office and Pik-yung Visiting her Fianc?in Prison (from The Jade Palm-leaf). Sept 21, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, 111 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$120, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

The Battle of Love

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's musical comedy adaptation of Yue Feng's film (with a script by Eileen Chang) about romantic complications involving sisters, their cousin and a professor suitor. In Cantonese. Sept 22-25, 29, Oct 1, 8.15pm, also Sept 23, 25-26, 5pm, Sep 26, 2.30pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$180-HK$265 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

5 Is Such a Lonely Number

Loft Stage's drama about five people's relationship issues. In Cantonese. Sept 23-26, 8pm, also Sept 25-26, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$140-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3746 5216

Wong's Erhu Concert with Pro Arte Orchestra of HK

Choi Ho-man conducts gaohu player Ray Wong, erhu player Wang Guotong and the orchestra performing works such as Rossini's William Tell Overture, and He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers. Sept 23, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2891 2752

East Wing West Wing 9 - Sap Dai Kau Goon

Mathias Woo Yan-wai directs Zuni Icosahedron's performance of his political-comedic examination of the current state of officialdom in Hong Kong. In Cantonese. Sept 23-25, 8.15pm, also Sept 26, 5pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2566 9696

Dark Root of the Scream

The HK Dance Company perform an experimental dance exploration of mournful desolation choreographed by flamenco choreographer-dancer Rico Cheung. Sept 24-25, 8pm, also Sept 25-26, 3pm, 8/F Platform, HK Dance Company, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

Galatea & Passenger

Neo Dance HK perform dance pieces about the mysterious transformation of a stone sculpture shaped like a female figure (choreographed by Justyne Li Sze-yeung) and how one can find excitement in everyday life by imagining oneself as a passenger in dreams (choreographed by Wong Tan-ki). Sept 24-25, 8pm, also Sept 25-26, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd, Kowloon, HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

I Love Market Super

Harmonic Theatre's comedy revolving around the reactions of a long-established Sheung Shui market's shopkeepers and their customers to a new supermarket that opens in the neighbourhood. In Cantonese. Sept 24-25, 8pm, also Sept 25-26, 3pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$100, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 8101 3200

New Moon

The HK Ballet perform dance duets choreographed by August Bournonville, Peter Quanz, Li Yi-ran, Yuh Egami, Ricky Hu, Kostyantyn Keshyshev and Jonathan Mangosing. Sept 24-25, 8pm, also Sept 25-26, 3pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2105 9724

The Yellow River Concerto: A China National Day Celebration

Lu Jia conducts the pianist Chen Jie and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Chen Xiaoyong's Interlaced Landscapes, Hua Yanjun's Reflection of the Moon on Erquan, Yellow River Piano Concerto (various arrangers) and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 From the New World. Sept 24-25, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Toy

Andy Wong's dance examination of people using their bodies to get what they want. In Cantonese. Sept 24-25, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120, HK$90 (members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

Sex 4 Play

Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre's musical comedy about modern Hongkongers' attitudes to love and sex. In Cantonese (with Chinese surtitles for the songs). Sep 25, 2.30pm, Sep 26, 28, Oct 3, 6, 8.15pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$130-HK$195 Urbtix. Inquiries: 6377 7240

HKCO4U-Zhang Chongxue

The huqin player and other members of the HK Chinese Orchestra perform works such as Spring in Jiangnan, The Embroidered Purse and In Celebration of Good Times. Sept 25, 4.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

The Galaxy of Fame 2010

Seven dance pairs, including Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, Slavik Kryklyvyy and Anna Melnikova, Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko, perform. Sept 25-26, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, HK$160-HK$2,200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2832 2983

Cao Yu's Last Soliloquy

Octavian Chan Cheuk-wai directs the HK Repertory Theatre's performance of Tian Benxiang and Anthony Chan Kam-kuen's dramatic examination of Chinese playwright Cao Yu's life. In Putonghua with Chinese surtitles. Sept 25-26, 38-30, Oct 2, 7.45pm, also Sept 26, Oct 1-2, 2.45pm, HKRep Black Box, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900

Dame Evelyn Glennie & City Chamber Orchestra of HK

Jean Thorel conducts the Scottish percussionist and local ensemble performing works such as Bridge's Sir Roger de Coverley for Strings and Vivaldi's Concerto for Flautino in C Major. Sept 25, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

Piano Recital by Raymond Young

The Hong Kong pianist plays two works by Schumann and six pieces by Chopin. Sept 28, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Try My Breast

Error Box's play about people's perceptions of theirs and other peoples' breasts. In Cantonese. Sept 29-Oct 1, 7.30pm, also Sept Oct 1-2, 2.30pm, Oct 2, 6pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 5395 4023