“Circus Box'' is a collective of local circus artists who will commands some of the most challenging and rarely seen acts, including Cyr Wheel, 6-foot-high unicycles and plate-spinning. These diversified circus elements will be mix-and-match in a special performance where artists experiment to redefine what circus arts can be. Let us celebrate the playful and innovative spirit of "Tai Kwun Circus Plays" in the Festive autumn season!
02.10.2020 Performance: Spin．S/M/L
Watch out for the many circles spinning around at the heart, and as the grids intersect, boundless volumes rise and flow! Discover as many perspectives as you could behold, as Cyr Wheel, hula hoop and spinning plate create a revolving multitude together!
Grace Hoop (Hoop Dance)
Zara Asa (Cyr Wheel)
Wayne Lee & WindBreaker Team (Plate Spinning)
03.10.2020 Performance: Big Bang Circus
Follow the bumpy-jumpy clowning jugglers to the "Circus Lab", where you will unveil a world of wonders and surprises! Our versatile performers will showcase a wide range of circus elements and demonstrate a “big bang” of circus arts.
Dennis Law (Juggling Balls & Clubs)
Lego Shum (Uni-Cycle, Rolabola & Juggling Clubs)
Betty Leung & Jacky Lo (Clowns)
WindBreaker Team (Plate Spinning)
About the artists
"Circus Box'' is dedicated to promoting Hong Kong's circus culture through bringing local performers together with a vision to create a brand-new audience experience. Through blending different forms of circus and performing arts in “Circus Lab”, the troupe aspires to sparknew interpretations of circus art.
Members come from a wide spectrum of performing arts backgrounds, including juggling, circus, clowning and mime. They have travelled around the world to learn and absorb different styles and techniques, incorporating these elements into local culture with the vision to develop a unique circus style for Hong Kong.
A hoop dancer and an instructor, Grace Hoop was trained in Berlin from 2014 to 2016 and 2018 summer. She participated in numerous hoop conventions throughout Germany, where experiences include performing, choreographing and conducting workshops. Grace is now based in Hong Kong and she is passionate in stimulating the hoop culture. Recent projects include 《BAUHAUS Magic Flute》by Zuni Icosahedron, 《Circular Reflection - The Abstract Cosmos》 by Orleanlaiproject, 《Secret Journey, Stranger Than Paradise》by Yoshiko Chuma (Berlin), impromptu performance in Sónar and Clockenflap Music and Art Festivals.
In 2017, Grace received The Hoopie Awards – “Hooper of the Year Asia” by hooping.org.
Grace’s hoop dance is a form of free movement with hoop manipulation. It gives unlimited opportunities for discovering new moves, inspiring others, exploring the feeling of freedom with a tremendous amount of joy.
A Flow Arts Artist in Hong Kong. In 2014, he studied performing arts in Taiwan focusing on cyr wheel, light and fire dance. With a focus on creative design, he attempts to integrate industrial design with props and apply the concepts of design with performing arts to create unique performances. He travelled to Russia and Australia to study Poi and Cyr Wheel that are rare in Hong Kong. By exploring the influence of “‘Flow Arts” to the body, mind and soul, Zara Asa strives to share stories through his performances. He is dedicated to combining unique performing arts forms and introduce extraordinary performances into Hong Kong.
A juggling tutor and performer. Wayne started juggling in 2008. Among the various props manipulations, Wayne mainly focuses on plate spinning. During his practicing journey, he delved into tricks inventions and his personal style development. From 2009 to 2018, Wayne received various awards in Hong Kong and overseas juggling competitions. He is passionate to popularise the juggling and plate spinning culture in Hong Kong.
A magician and juggler. He started learning magic from teenage. During his learning journey, He has had the opportunities to explore various kinds of performing arts. A love by accident, he fell for juggling and further his performance style with a mix of fantasy magic and juggling art.
Lego Shum started his self-taught circus life in 2016 after meeting a solo fire artist from the Philippines. His self-taught fire arts include poi, dragon staff, fire eating and fire breathing. Later he also started performing juggling, Rolabola, 2 meter giraffe unicycle, juggling with stilts and etc. Lego Shum is also a musician, drummer and composer. His musical input adds extra layers and uniqueness to his circus performances. His is aspired to develop more circus-music shows.
In 2015, Jacky started clowning and created his clowning character “BuBuJak”. His unique and amusing character tours around Europe, Australia, Thailand, China, Taiwan and Macau. Jacky believes that from through the character “BuBuJak”, his performance will bring out the inner-child and happiness of everyone. As a full-time actor, Jacky appears in numerous movies, televisions, advertisements and social media productions.
Betty has been a clown actor in theme parks for many years and develop her unique clown art over the years. She is one of the founders of “Super Clown”. The art of clowning is filled with fantasy and absurdity.
Formed by 4 enthusiastic jugglers Wayne Lee, Ho Ka Hei, Cheng Yat Long and Ting Ka Chun. These youngsters aim to level up their juggling skills and achieve a team collaboration. Joining four fresh minds, new concepts and breakthroughs are booming in their acts. Their vision is to enter the international stage to explore the world of circus art.
(Coach: Wayne Lee, Li Fu Wing Aaron)
Grace Hoop (Hoop Dance)
Wayne Lee (Plate Spinning)
Zara Asa (Cyr Wheel)
Dennis Law (Juggling Balls, Juggling Clubs)
Lego Shum (Uni-Cycle, Rolabola, Juggling Clubs)
Jacky Lo (Clown)
Betty Leong (Clown)