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Review-Impromptu Pantomime-HKPFF8-11-14

No pre-written scripts, no dialogue, no set design or props. There were folded Post-it notes on which the audience wrote down “object”, “location” and “event” and they put them into several colorful magic hats. The audience picked one or a few words from the hats and set the trigger; then the performers (Eric, Betty, Ricky and Plato Timothy) transformed themselves into animals or objects, constructed different settings and narrated short, memorable moments. It was a challenging task to keep improvising gags with their bodies, but the performers certainly did a great job as the audience found themselves almost always smiling or laughing out aloud.

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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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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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Preview-Bun in the Oven-HKPFF6-11-13

“It’s a comedy, but it’s not as light as it sounds. Bun In The Oven is about the Hong Kong pregnancy experience…pregnancy is a short period in a woman’s life, but it’s meaningful and deep. It also changes your relationship with your friends, husband and yourself, which is what this play is really about,” says Gaelle Gognau Koerckel, who plays Audrey, the mommy-to-be.

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