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Fun Ride with Big Beard - Dancing Poems 2.0

With singing, dancing, and much more!

2024.08.09 - 2024.08.18
Venue:
First week : Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Second week : Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Ticketing:
First week : $440, $340, $240, $140, $80 Second Week : $360, $260, $160, 100

Performance Dates and Time

Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

9.8.2024 (Fri) 7:45 pm
10.8.2024 (Sat) 3:00 pm
10.8.2024 (Sat) 7:45 pm
11.8.2024 (Sun) 3:00 pm

Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

16.8.2024 (Fri) 7:45 pm
17.8.2024 (Sat) 3:00 pm
17.8.2024 (Sat) 7:45 pm
18.8.2024 (Sun) 3:00 pm

Synopsis

“Throw away what you no longer need!” Mum said, urging Ashley to pack her stuff because they are moving home soon. Peeking out from under her bed is a group of long-forgotten friends – Uncle Rice and Mini Rice, Hiking Shoe, Red Packet, the Sewing Kit twins, Goosie, Fishbowl Pavilion who pretend to be lifeless objects when Ashley and her mother are present. They always sing and dance while Ashley is away, but this time they are worried. They don’t want to be dumped as rubbish! Big Beard, a supersized calligraphic brush who reels off Chinese poems every now and then.

So, who is Big Beard? Is Ashley going to desert her little friends? Will she remember any of them?

Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) aspires to promote Chinese dance, literature and the traditional virtues descending from the long history of Chinese culture with an interactive stage experience of joy and fun. This festive fusion by close to 300 students of the HKDC Children’s and Youth Troupes is made possible through the support of Mr Anthony Ho as guest performer and other professional dancers from HKDC. Discover treasures of classical Chinese literature in this extravaganza of dance, drama, poetry, and music!

Fun Ride with Big Beard - Dancing Poems 2.0

Tickets are now available at URBTIX and DAMAI

50% discount is available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minders, and CSSA recipients.

Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company Classic Membership can enjoy 10% off, and Prestige Membership can enjoy 20% off.

Please refer to URBTIX website for details of ticket discounts.

Family Package (only applicable to the same performance at $A price zone)

Each purchase of 1 standard ticket and 1 full-time Student ticket in same performance

Discounted Price: $580

Each purchase of 1 standard ticket and 2 full-time Student tickets in same performance

Discounted Price: $770

Each purchase of 2 standard tickets and 1 full-time Student ticket in same performance

Discounted Price: $950

Each purchase of 2 standard tickets and 2 full-time Student tickets in same performance

Discounted Price: $1100

"Chinese Culture Festival 2024" Group Booking Discount Scheme

Each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets

*Limited-Time Offer - 15% off
#Regular Booking - 10% off

Each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets

*Limited-Time Offer - 20% off
#Regular Booking - 15% off

Each purchase of 20-29 standard tickets

*Limited-Time Offer - 25% off
#Regular Booking - 20% off

Each purchase of 30 or more standard tickets

*Limited-Time Offer - 30% off
#Regular Booking - 25% off

"Chinese Culture Festival 2024" Package Discount Scheme

Each purchase of standard tickets for 3-4 different programmes

*Limited-Time Offer - 15% off
#Regular Booking - 10% off

Each purchase of standard tickets for 5-6 different programmes

*Limited-Time Offer - 25% off
#Regular Booking - 20% off

Each purchase of standard tickets for 7 or more different programmes

*Limited-Time Offer - 30% off
#Regular Booking - 25% off

"Chinese Culture Festival 2024" Discount Schemes are only available at URBTIX

* Limited-Time Offer is only applicable during 19 April 2024 10am - 3 May 2024 11:59pm
(To secure the Limited-Time Offer, it is recommended to complete the transaction before 3 May 2024 11:45pm)

# Regular Booking is applicable from 4 May 2024 00:00am

 

 

“Big Beard! Sing & Dance, Chinese Speech Competition"

Deadline:20.7.2024(Sat) 

 

"Big Beard! Sing & Dance Competition" 🎵

 

For the singing contest, participants will sing while creating their own movements/ dance to the song "Pity the Farmer" composed by the famous composer Yin Ng.👯

 

Age Groups: 3-6

 

Scoring Criteria:

 

Singing technique, rhythm and accuracy of pitch

 

Clear articulation

 

Appropriate volume

 

Creativity in movements/ dance choreography

 

Use of costumes and props

 

🎵"Pity the Farmer"(Excerpt)🎵 

 

"Big Beard!  Chinese Speech Competition"

 

For the recitation contest, participants will recite the famous poem "Shui Diao Ge Tou" by the renowned Song Dynasty literary figure Su Shi. 

 

Age groups: 7-10

 

Scoring Criteria: 

 

Understanding of the content

 

Conveying meaning and emotions

 

Clear articulation

 

Appropriate volume

 

Distinct rhythm and layer

 

Decent appearance

 

Awardees' performance and award ceremony:27.7.2024(Sat)

 

Join the "Big Beard! Sing and Dance, Chinese Speech Competition" and the winners will have a chance to perform in Plaza, Sha Tin Town Hall!

 

 

🔗 Enroll NOW

 

 

Production & Artistic Team

Artistic Director:

Yang Yuntao 

Concept/Choreographer/Artistic Coordinator:

Xie Yin

Choreographers/Artistic Coordinators:

Cai Fei,  Ke Zhiyong

Choreographers:

Chen Rong, He Chaoya, He Yongning, Hu Xiaoou, Lee Hoi-tung, Tsang Ka-yee, Wu Kam-ming

Music Director/Composer:

Yin Ng

Set and Costume Designer (Premiere):

Charfi Hung

Costume Designer and Deputy Set Designer:

Cheryl Ching

Lighting Designer:

Anfy Shum

Sound Designer:

Wan San-hong

Theatre Instructor:

Jessie Yeung

Guest Performer:

Anthony Ho

Performers:

Hong Kong Dance Company, 
The HKDC Children’s & Youth Troupes

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