15 January 2014 issue
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Music
Richard Strauss Year – A Paragon of Music Down the Ages
"Richard Strauss Year – A Paragon of Music Down the Ages"
Programmes include Opera: Salome, Richard Strauss’s Operas in Hi-Vi, RTHK Quartet and ‘Great Masters and Their Timeless Masterpieces – Richard Strauss’ Music Appreciation Series.
Music Delight Series
Music Delight Series
A series of delightful music performances: ‘The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’, ‘Canadian Brass’ and ‘Igudesman and Joo: And Now Mozart’.
Great Music 2014
Great Music 2014
Programmes include ‘The Tallis Scholars’, ‘Los Romeros Guitar Quartet’, ‘Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields’, ‘Piano Recital by Ivo Pogorelich’, ‘When Petals Fall in Serenity’ and ‘Turandot’.
Dance
Lecture Series on Appreciating Ballet – ‘Famous Choreographers and Their Masterpieces’
Lecture Series on Appreciating Ballet – ‘Famous Choreographers and Their Masterpieces’
A selection of over a dozen narrative as well as non-narrative ballets by 20th-century and contemporary choreographers of international renown are presented to illustrate their creative styles in their treatment of different themes.
What the Body Does Not Remember by Ultima Vez (Belgium)
What the Body Does Not Remember by Ultima Vez (Belgium)
A ‘brutal confrontation of dance and music’ in ‘the dangerous, combative landscape’ balances on the razor edge of attraction and repulsion!
New Force in Motion Series: The Left Hander by Blue Ka Wing
New Force in Motion Series: The Left Hander by Blue Ka Wing
This belated realisation spurs me on to seek the exclusive language of left-handers
As I happen to be a dancer, I find it easier to feel when I dance
The left-hander's latent energy flowing inside the body, in the nervous system and in the mode of thinking
Constitute what is absolutely touching

Chinese Opera
Chinese Opera Festival 2014: Haifeng Baizi Opera Troupe of Guangdong
Chinese Opera Festival 2014: Haifeng Baizi Opera Troupe of Guangdong
With rich music and vivacious presentation, Haifeng Baizi Opera Troupe of Guangdong will bring us the award-winning full-length opera Chrysanthemum and traditional excerpts.
Chinese Opera Festival 2014: No.2 Troupe of Yu Opera Theatre of Henan
Chinese Opera Festival 2014: No.2 Troupe of Yu Opera Theatre of Henan
The famous artist Li Shujian will lead the troupe in a production of The Breezy Pavilion as well as excerpts from the traditional repertory, demonstrating the robust and tuneful vocal delivery.
Chinese Opera Festival 2014: Jingkun Theatre
Chinese Opera Festival 2014: Jingkun Theatre
A galactic cast of Kunqu virtuosi from Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Hou Shaokui, Cai Zhengren, Tang Yuen-ha, Lu Yongchang and Geng Tianyuan, together with the cast of Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre, will gather on the Hong Kong stage to perform many classics in the Kunqu repertory, including Wu Song and Pan Jinlian, excerpts Lady Zhaojun Departs the Frontier, Seeking Shelter for His Son from The Beauty Washing Silk by the River, and Disaster Strikes and The Death of Lady Yang from The Palace of Eternal Life.
Theatre
Lecture Series on Stage Management (3)
Lecture Series on Stage Management (3)
In Cantonese

Veteran stage management practitioner Peter Li will remount a series of talks and a guided tour on stage management, while also offering some notes for stage management teams.

Drama Gallery – Doubt
Drama Gallery – Doubt
In Cantonese

Another deeply touching production by Yu Hon Ting

Playwright/ Director: Yu Hon Ting
Cast: Gladys Liu, Joe Wong, Tam Tsz Ling, Alice Fung, Chung Yat Ming, Him Wu

“Reader’s Theatre by Chung King-fai (II)” by Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies
“Reader’s Theatre by Chung King-fai (II)” by Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies
In Cantonese

Master Theatre veteran Chung King Fai brings you
a dramatic presentation of classic script “Death of a Salesman” with renowned actors
in the form of a Reader’s Theatre
Let the imagination soar!

Multi-arts
‘Boundless Multimedia’ Series: SIRO-A Spectacle Projection Mapping Show (Japan)
‘Boundless Multimedia’ Series: SIRO-A Spectacle Projection Mapping Show (Japan)
SIRO-A is a techno entertainment performing group from Japan. Through dance, comedy mime and shadow-puppetry, the six performers interact with technology in a way like no other. Featuring spectacular video projection, light animation, stunning laser effects and a pulsating electro beat, SIRO-A creates a theatrical experience that is a feast for the senses.
‘Boundless Multimedia’ Series: 1984 - A Cinematic Opera by Nerve
‘Boundless Multimedia’ Series: 1984 - A Cinematic Opera by Nerve
‘Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2=4’. In the performance, the installation is the telescreen. It is both the medium of transmission and the mirror of surveillance. Time and space are bound by stage and telescreen. Characters shuttle between live presence and images. Leaping from 1984 to 2014; to mourn a disappearing language with a renewed singing voice.
'Boundless Multimedia' Series: The Box, Side 15 – The World was Made on a Sunday
'Boundless Multimedia' Series: The Box, Side 15 – The World was Made on a Sunday
The World was Made on a Sunday looks at Vladimir Nabokov, Dmitri Shostakovich and Josef Stalin, at childhood memories (in connection with Nabokov’s autobiography Speak, Memory), at butterflies and chess, and at power and art, through music, speech and theatrical gesture.


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