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Review-A Midsummer Night's Dream-Hong Kong Arts Festival25-2-14

Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream is anything but your typical Shakespeare rom-com. They took the focus off the lovers in the story and instead drew our eye to the theatricality of the story and the tapestry of the world that Shakespeare creates. Handspring Puppet Company grew to fame a few years ago for building the stunning equestrian puppets in War Horse. They teamed up with the Old Vic for a small scale, puppet based Midsummer where the actors ended up being called "plankateers". Why, you ask?

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Review-Trisha Brown Dance Company-Hong Kong Arts Festival23-2-14

As a mixture of bodies glided on stage, swirled in the air and found their way back on foot, the music surfaced with each repeated tune. Rhythmic hand movements were strung skilfully into foot patterns with both ease and precision.

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Review-Mies Julie-Hong Kong Arts Festival22-2-14

This adaptation of the Strindberg classic Miss Julie, re-written and directed by Yael Farber, takes place in a post-apartheid kitchen where the power struggle between “owner and slave” takes place during a single broody Karoo night. There is a storm brewing and squatters on the farm and drinking and dancing, all leading to a deadly battle for Julie and John when the lines between love/hate and passion/power get crossed.

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Review-Highland Fling-Hong Kong Arts Festival22-2-14

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is described by the choreographer as "La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation." No statement could ever be more true about this beautiful reinterpretation. Set in a world of drugs, rock and roll and tartan overload, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a complete pleasure to watch.

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Review-Giselle-Hong Kong Arts Festival19-2-14

Frailty, thy name is woman, indeed. Giselle tells the story of a girl who, after realizing that her lover Loys was in fact the Duke Albrecht of Silesia and betrothed to another, descends into madness and dies of heartbreak.

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What Are You Seeing?18-2-14

Tonight is the first show of the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival. HKELD will be reviewing over 15 shows this year. We'd love to know what shows you'll be seeing at the festival this year.

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Coming Soon... Kidsfest 20146-1-14

Moms and Dads in Hong Kong should get excited. Kidsfest is coming back this month. 3 whole weeks of 8 shows performing in rep all for the young audience member.

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Coming Soon... The Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival30-10-13

The Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival is back next month with over 80 events happening in just thirty days (November 1 to December 1). With so many shows happening all over the city in alternative venues we can understand that you might be a little overwhelmed on what to choose but DON'T WORRY, HKELD is here to help you!

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Review-Anna Karenina-Eifman Ballet19-10-13

I've found the new tag line for this production. Anna Karenina: Suicide Has Never Looked So Pretty.

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Happy Mid-Autumn!20-9-13

We've been collecting data recently from our readers about things they'd like to see more of from the site. One thing you've requested is more video and photo content. Here's one of our favorite videos. In 1989, Sesame Street went to Japan and told the story of the Moon festival using children's theatre.

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