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How to Get a Rehearsal Room in Town17-11-14

One thing we all search for in a busy city like Hong Kong is space to rehearse our shows in. Space is a commodity in this town. The local theatre/dance producers are always on the search for any open spaces to rehearse their plays for cheap. We don't really have this issue in more spacious countries like the good ol' US of A due to the large size of our living rooms and open community centers. Here's my tips for finding a rehearsal space in Hong Kong that won't eat away 1/2 of your budget.

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Preview-Romance-Aurora Theatre11-11-14

Home grown theatre company Aurora Theatre is back with their latest production, Romance, by award-winning playwright and theorist David Mamet. "This is Aurora Theatre's 10th play," says director Nicole Garbellini. "We've been around for three and half years. Our first play was Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross... The first time I read this play I was quite in shock. Will Hong Kong audiences be ready for this play?" Nicole is a well known face on the Hong Kong stage and has appeared in countless productions since her arrival in 2005, working with various theatre companies including: ACT, Perilous Mouths, Stylus Productions, Theatron and Shakespeare in the Port, on top of her role as maestro for Aurora Theatre.

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Preview-TEAR GAS!-Brave Heart Theatre10-11-14

Occupy Hong Kong has been the inspiration for many artistic projects. From Milk Tsang's Umbrella Man, to Mui Cheuk-yin's Dancing Umbrella Project, to mass scale street art like the Lennon Wall and the Stand by You: Oil Machine by Art Radar - now it comes to a Sheung Wan underground venue these next three weeks, thanks to Maryjane Alejo, Sandy Lau and the creative team at Brave Heart Theatre.

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Review-The Double Bass-Brave Heart Theatre30-10-14

Walking into the Premium Sofa Club where The Double Bass was showing felt like walking into someone’s cozy living room. Sinking into comfortable sofas and armchairs, we were quickly greeted with cold Eastern European beer, while actor Neil Art, already in character, walked around the room talking to early audience members, welcoming them to the Hong Kong Double Bass Appreciation Society.

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Creativity Continues to Pour Out of the Umbrella Movement25-10-14

New projects continue to pop up daily at Occupy Central. Everything from performance art with dancing umbrellas to photo projects. We've continued going down to the site daily to get photographs of what's been happening and we took a walking tour with our Iphone to show our international viewers the space. We've been working with our UMAP initiative to add over 3,000 photos to the digital archive on FB so far! Check it out.

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Need Help With Your Halloween Costume?24-10-14

Still hunting for your Halloween frock? We've written several popular articles about getting the right costume in Hong Kong. We thought we'd put them in one article for you to find:

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Preview-The Double Bass-Brave Heart Theatre21-10-14

If you’ve been in Hong Kong pre-handover you might remember The Double Bass (in Cantonese) directed by Tang Shu Wing at the 1995 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Written by award winning German playwright and novelist (who wrote Perfume) Patrick Suskind, it tells the story of a musician working in an orchestra as (you guessed it) a Double Bass player.

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Octoberfest18-10-14

October is turning out to be a fun-filled, art crazy month with two arts festivals kicking off this weekend. One is the Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival and the other is the New Vision Arts Festival.

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Review-Superheroes Don't Give a Shit!-Wedraman17-10-14

Theatre, and especially comedy, can be used to escape the harshness of reality. When you’ve been eating, sleeping, breathing Occupy for the past few weeks it can feel a bit strange to be attending a show about a superhero school in San Po Kong but Wedraman and their team didn’t shy away from any of the current events in Hong Kong. Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit! was a site-specific piece about what it takes to become a hero and what choices that requires.

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What is UMAP?14-10-14

UMAP stands for Umbrella Movement Art Preservation.

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