Uni-vision is a monthly article written by our two college aged interns. They recommend shows to their fellow cash strapped students based on the most important thing to them: the student discount.

By: Karen Cheung and Gladys Li

The Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival runs through the whole of November. It’s an open-access multi-arts festival entirely initiated by the Hong Kong arts community. Events not only include shows and dance, but also workshops, talks, films, poetry recital etc. Alongside local artists are their counterparts from around the globe. With “Space. Imagination. Freedom. Flight!” as their festival slogan this year, Fringe venues of 2013 range from industrial performance spaces and bookshops to (for the first time in People’s Fringe) churches, orchards and a rural village amidst more than 40 alternative venues around Hong Kong. The aim is to break boundaries and set free our imagination. There are so many different kinds of activities, it’s hard to imagine you couldn’t find one suitable for you. The festival starts from 1 Nov to 1 Dec, and most of the shows only cost $100. For details of each event please visit http://pplsfringe.com/index.php/en/hkpff-en.


If you're a student at a local university you can also see these posters of Karen and Gladys' recs!


Popularized by Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 movie of the same name, Anthony’s Burgess’ self-adaptation of his novel A Clockwork Orange is coming to Hong Kong from the UK. Be warned: this play is not for the faint-hearted. Following the story of Alex, a teenage with ultra-violent tendencies, A Clockwork Orange explores questions of morality by taking you on a psychologically disturbing journey featuring drugs, murder, sex, and ultimately an unconventional therapy which seeks to cure all of the above. Daily Star called the production “funny, disturbing, frightening and thrilling ... a masterpiece”, so our guess is you’ll be left squirming in your seat in terror and exhilaration as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony cheerfully rings out in the background. Showing from 6-10 November at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, student tickets range from $295-$395, which seems relatively reasonable for an hour and forty minutes of ‘fun’.


If you grew up in Hong Kong, you may recall the famous TV series and songs of Eason Chan about sand painting. If the phrase ‘sand painting’ doesn’t ring any bells, however, here’s a chance for you to find out more. Sandvolution by Ma Jai, a sand painting artist, gives you an opportunity to see how he gives life to a bucket of sand. For only $90-$220, you could watch closely how sand changes from windstorm to trees to sea waves to people and then back to a pitcher of sand. Combining music and improvisation, Sandvolution promises a unique experience for all: 20-23 November, 7:30pm and 2:30pm matinee on Saturday at the Fringe Club in Central.


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