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Review-Choreographers' Showcase-The Hong Kong Ballet29-11-14

A total of eight works were featured last night and all were choreographed by dancers of the Hong Kong Ballet for the dancers of the Hong Kong Ballet. While it was a pleasurable evening overall, marked with ample athleticism and technique, there was a definite lack of vision and experimentation.

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Review-Romance-Aurora Theatre20-11-14

David Mamet’s Romance puts a Jewish defendant, his anti-Semitic, Christian lawyer, a gay prosecutor and a pill-popping judge in a courtroom, throwing in an idiot savant cum peacemaker bailiff for good measure. What unfolds is a rib-tickling, at times farcical and often downright depressing court case for which the charge is only revealed minutes before the play’s end.

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Review-Ravens, We Shall Load Bullets-New Vision Arts Festival15-11-14

There is probably no better time for Hong Kong audiences to watch this Japanese production about suppression and rebellion, about order and violence and about generational struggles. The 30 seniors-turned-artists from Yukio Ninagawa’s Saitama Gold Theatre and the 24 young cast members from his Saitama Next Theatre were seamlessly complemented by the impressive set design (by Tsukasa Nakagoshi), sound design (by Shuichi Tomobe) and lighting (by Takahiro Fujita). They wove together a magical, memorable night at the theatre.

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Fall Festivals Continue!14-11-14

We wrote an article about Octoberfest where we regaled about New Vision Arts Fest and Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival that were happening now but we are continuing the festivus spirit with three more fantastic outdoor events this month. Aren't we lucky?!

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Review-An Evening with the Bard-HKPFF13-11-14

An Evening with the Bard promises to make Shakespeare palatable to everyone – “Anyone who loves Shakespeare, or..." I have to confess I fall squarely into the latter category, which is why I was dubious of this claim. When one of the characters in “Sorry, Shakespeare!” jokes that he still can’t tell the difference between Hamlet and Macbeth, I genuinely mean it when I say I can’t. But even I knew something was strange when Petruchio and “Hermia” visit their good friend Macbeth to woo the recently and hastily divorced Lady Macbeth. It’s seeing the insane somersaults in logic to have the jumbled-up scripts make sense which makes this such a fun experience for audience members.

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Review-Hedda Gabler-New Vision Arts Festival7-11-14

“I feel like we’ve gone back in time.” So whispered the gentleman next to me to his friend last night during the New Vision Arts Festival’s premiere of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler directed by the acclaimed Adrian Noble. Indeed as the cast, dressed in wonderful fin de siècle European costumes (by Mandy Tam), performed on a four-sided stage furnished with red velvet chaise lounge, high-backed armchairs, candle lamps and a wooden writing desk, one felt temporarily transported to another time.

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Review-Standing Bird 2-HKPFF6-11-14

A one-hour piece of solo dance theatre, Standing Bird 2 explores the metamorphic journey of a woman spreading her wings through movement, sound and imagery. Directed by Sally Richardson and performed by Jacqui Claus (Dance Australia Critics Choice ‘Most Outstanding Female Dancer 2012’), the performance impressed and unnerved with demanding body images and dance.

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Review-A Celebration of Dance-The Hong Kong Ballet26-10-14

In celebration of its 35th birthday, Hong Kong Ballet has put together a repertoire of three dance numbers in A Celebration of Dance. The programme includes Serenade by the legendary contemporary ballet choreographer George Balanchine, Castrati by renowned Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato and the classic Swan Lake Act III by Natalia Conus after Marius Petipa’s 1895 original: three pieces of very different tones, each showing off different strengths of the Hong Kong Ballet’s male and female dancers.

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Hong Kong's Artists Hit the Town on Sunday for the 2nd Annual Hecklers!10-9-14

Sunday night was a night of glamour and fun at the second annual Heckler awards! Grappa's Cellar was the place to be as artists turned up from Hong Kong's Chinese and English theatre and dance communities to celebrate the best of the best in the past year's art scene.

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Producing a Show 1013-7-14

Questions we are often asked go usually like this... Newbie: "I have this idea for a show! Can you give me advice on how I can do it?" Me: "Well, it takes money, patience and hard work." Newbie: "Is there like a website with all the answers?" Me: "Well, no... Just book your venue, pay for your rights, cast your show, rehearse it, sell tickets, put it on." Newbie: "But how do you do that?!" Oy... *facepalm*

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