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What is Quilling?30-7-15

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

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The Art of Wayang28-7-15

Wayang is Indonesian Shadow Puppetry. The most beautiful form of puppetry according to many scholars. It was created in Indonesia around the 8th century. The puppets are made out of paper, leather with wood and metal rods and traditionally bound together with wax. The puppets perform in front of bamboo paper sheets or muslin and perform by candlelight or lanterns for a warm glow. Even today, traditional electricity is not used in Wayang- as it’s considered disrespectful to the art form.

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Preview-Jumping Frames- CCDC25-7-15

Last year CCDC brought us the Jumping Frames film festival. It’s a festival that celebrates modern dance and new choreographers through modern design and film. We had the pleasure to talk with CCDC about the festival and why exposing children to dance is important to their development…

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Typhoon Refunds: Ultraheroes Acrobattle10-7-15

Last night was Hong Kong's weakest Typhoon 8 in history, several productions were cancelled last night. Ultraheroes Acrobattle show has released the refund information for people who had tickets to last night's show.

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The 2014-2015 Hecklers! 4-7-15

Can you believe it's been a year since last year's nominations for the Hecklers? We can't... This year has flown by. There's been so many wonderful performances this year by local performers- we can't wait to see who ends up on the ballot this year! HKELD.com is proud to announce that starting on July 4th our site will be working hard to celebrate the best moments of the 2014-2015 performance season.

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The Hecklers 2015: You Pick the Final Category!23-6-15

We're going to be releasing the nomination ballots for the The Hecklers in a few weeks. (Can you believe it's been a year already?) The Hecklers are an award ceremony to celebrate the local talent in Hong Kong's art scene.

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5 Cafes in Hong Kong with Free Wifi15-6-15

In Hong Kong space is limited and as starving artists we need to be precious with our funding. The world can be your office as a performer and meetings are a big part of being an artist. Where to have those meetings can be a challenge in HK- especially if you're new in town. Free, unlimited wifi isn't as common in Hong Kong as you think it would be. (SHOULD BE!)

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The Pop Up Opera Project8-6-15

The LCSD has brought The Pop Up Opera project back to Hong Kong. HKELD was invited to see it over the weekend. Presented outside the Grand Cultural Center in TST, the Pop Up Opera is bringing us The La Traviata Story.

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Gain Momentum This Weekend at TedXWanchai!26-5-15

We hope to see the HKELD readers at TEDxWanchai Women this Sunday. Our editor, Meaghan is one of the speakers. We are so proud to be highlighting the wonderful talent that resides in Hong Kong and help spread the HKELD mission that "Hong Kong is not a Cultural Desert."

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Preview-Doubt-Sweet and Sour Productions21-5-15

John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt was a smash-hit when it hit Broadway back in 2004. It walked away with tons of awards including Drama Desk Awards and Tonys. In 2005, it won Shanley the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was widely praised by critics for exploring tough issues within the Catholic Church. It was then made into a movie with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep. Last year this production won 2 Hecklers for Best Director and Best Show. Sweet and Sour Productions is bringing back their award-winning show for a second run.

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