Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2022

Circus Playground

Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2022

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PLI

Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle

Date & Time

17 Dec 2022 - 2 Jan 2023

Location

Site-wide

Price

Free of charge

General

Get ready to partake in "Circus Playground" – as the name suggests, it is a fun fair that guarantees joy and cheers! During the “Tai Kwun Circus Plays” season, juggling and acrobatic artists in town will get together to give their best feats to amuse all, despite of different backgrounds, ages and experiences. Let's have fun together and witness the blood, sweat, and tears behind their marvellous acts.

Circus Playground boasts many talents and some are no strangers to Tai Kwun and Hong Kong audiences, including:

• Lai Yee (Street artist; contact juggling, cyr wheel, poi and dragon staff performer; champion of Tai Kwun’s Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle 2021)

• Lyson Sze (Hong Kong professional freestyle footbal

ler hailed as "Mong Kok Messi"; the first Hong Kong representative in the Freestyle Football World Cup; champion of Tai Kwun’s Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle 2020)

• Lego Shum (street artist, known as the "Hong Kong Fire Man")

• Huang Ho Yin (Founder of Hong Kong Diabolo Association; champion of Tai Kuwn Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle 2018)

Besides those frequenters of “Tai Kwun Circus Plays”, we also invited various artists to present a diverse array of performances, including aerial ribbon and pole stunts, freestyle rope skipping, guided clown tours, capoeira x rope skipping x dance, and aerial opera. What’s more, we especially selected primary and secondary school students with performing potential to join our show this year. Under the guidance of professional performers, these young challengers will showcase their talents and learn from the public performance at Tai Kwun!

Join us in this exciting Circus Playground carnival and get enchanted by our electrifying local circus artists!

17.12.2022 (Sat)

1:30pm-5:20pm#
 

Yu Chiu Wing (Victoria) | Aerial hammock          

OSA Academy | Aerial silks x Vocal

Yuki Yuen, Tommy Tong, Ted Ma, Dai Tsz | Capoeira x Rope skipping x Dance

Lyson Sze x  Pedro de Oliveira | Freestyle Football

Anson Ng | Rope Dart

Yim Yung Ching Ariel | Diabolo

Cheung Harris, Cheung Clayton | Diabolo

Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee | Freestyle Football

Lai Yee | Cyr Wheel

2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm ^

Sentiment Clowns | Clown Tour

18.12.2022 (Sun)

1:30-2:50pm, 3-3:20pm, 3:30-3:50pm, 5-5:50pm#

Yu Chiu Wing (Victoria) | Aerial Hammock         

OSA Academy | Aerial Silks x Vocal

Yuki Yuen, Tommy Tong, Ted Ma, Dai Tsz | Capoeira x Rope Skipping x Dance

Dennis Law | Ball Juggling

Lai Yee | Cyr Wheel

2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm ^

Sentiment Clowns | Clown Tour

24.12.2022 (Sat)

1:30-1:50pm, 4-5:50pm#

Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club | Rope Skipping

Lyson Sze x  Pedro de Oliveira | Freestyle Football

Charles Huang x Ho Ho Yeung @ Rare Circus | Diabolo x Crystal Ball

25.12.2022 (Sun)

1:30-1:50pm, 5-5:50pm#

Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club | Rope Skipping

Yuki Yuen, Tommy Tong, Ted Ma, Dai Tsz | Capoeira x Rope skipping x Dance

26.12.2022 (Mon)

1:30-1:50pm, 4-5:50pm#

Charles Huang x Ho Ho Yeung @ Rare Circus | Diabolo x Crystal Ball

Lyson Sze x  Pedro de Oliveira | Freestyle Football

Dennis Law | Ball Juggling

27.12.2022 (Tue)

1:30-1:50pm, 4-5:50pm#

Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club | Rope Skipping

Charles Huang x Ho Ho Yeung @ Rare Circus | Diabolo x Crystal Ball

Dennis Law | Ball Juggling

Yuki Yuen, Tommy Tong, Ted Ma, Dai Tsz | Capoeira x Rope Skipping x Dance

31.12.2022 (Sat)

1:30-2:50pm, 4-5:50pm#

Anson Ng | Rope Dart

Yim Yung Ching Ariel | Diabolo

Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey, Wong Yat Laam | Spinning Plate

Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok | Spinning Plate

Cheung Harris, Cheung Clayton | Diabolo

Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee | Freestyle Football

Lego Shum | Fire Dance

Rhyn Cheung | Flying Pole

Joyce Lai | Aerial Silks

Lai Yee | Cyr Wheel

2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm ^

Sentiment Clowns | Clown Tour

1.1.2023 (Sun)

1:30-2:50pm, 4-5:50pm#

Anson Ng | Rope Dart

Yim Yung Ching Ariel | Diabolo

Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey, Wong Yat Laam | Spinning Plate

Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok | Spinning Plate

Cheung Harris, Cheung Clayton | Diabolo

Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee | Freestyle Football

Lego Shum | Fire Dance

Rhyn Cheung | Flying Pole

Joyce Lai | Aerial Silks

Lai Yee | Cyr Wheel

2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm ^

Sentiment Clowns | Clown Tour

2.1.2023 (Mon)

1:30-2:50pm, 4-5:50pm#

Yuki Yuen, Tommy Tong, Ted Ma, Dai Tsz | Capoeira x Rope skipping x Dance

Lego Shum | Fire Dance

Rhyn Cheung | Flying Pole

Joyce Lai | Aerial Silks

1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm^

Sentiment Clowns | Clown Tour

#Approximately 20 mins per session | Prison Yard / Laundry Steps

^ Approximately 15 mins per session | Side-wide


Biography

Yu Chiu Wing (Victoria)
Rhyn Cheung
Joyce Lai
OSA Academy
Yuki Yuen, Tommy Tong, Ted Ma, Dai Tsz
Lyson Sze
Pedro Oliveira
Lai Yee
Sentiment Clowns Limited
Dennis Law
Lego Shum
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club
Huang Ho Yin x Ho Ho Yeung @ Rare Circus
Anson Ng
Yim Yung Ching Ariel
Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey, Wong Yat Laam
Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok
Cheung Harris, Cheung Clayton
Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee

Victoria is a former representative of Rhythmic Gymnastic Team of Hong Kong. She has always been keen on dancing since young and was particularly trained in Ballet and Chinese *dance*. She has certified to be an Aerial Hammock instructor (Level 1) in 2021. In the same year, she has completed her Aerial hammock (Level 2) advancement course. She is now a part time spinning hammock instructor.

Joining BDT2 in 2021, Rhyn Cheung participated in the company's major performances, including "Remnants" and "The Wind of "Empty", as well as BDT2's "Temple Faith". Also a pole dance instructor and choreographer, Rhyn began his pole dance career in 2013 in Los Angeles and later received training in ballet and contemporary dance. Rhyn has taken part in various circus, theatre, and film productions both as performer and choreographer. He has also received various awards in international competitions, including the Colorado Pole Championship (US), Asia Pole Championship (Singapore), Pole Art France 2018 (France), Exotic Generation (South Korea), and been invited for workshops in the US, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and the Mainland. Other recent performances include: Tai Kwun « This Variation » (Tino Sehgal); « The Wind of Empty » (Kelvin Mak, BDT); « Temple Faith » (Kelvin Mak & Charlie Leung, BDT2); Asia Society « Embracing Resilience: A Dance » (Kelsey Ang, Shift Dance); Movement Festival 2022: A Void « Holy Spring » (Jingyi Feng); Opera Hong Kong « La Traviata » (Edge n’ Pointe). Rhyn  received his bachelor’s degree at UCLA and doctorate degree at HKU in marine ecology.

Joyce is bored at life. She finds peace and sanity in practice. Her futile unrequited love for ballet at a younger age left her pondering if frustration could mean anything at all. She first attempted aerial silks in 2015 and got tangled ever since. When up in the air, she likes to create illusions of dancing in other media, or under a different gravity field, play with the tension of the pole and splash the tails around. Joyce is a co-founder of Flow Space Arts Studio and Momentus Circus Space.

OSA (Opera Sull'Aria) Academy offers one-of-a-kind performance training programs for selected young talents of Hong Kong.

Led by Founder and Director Dr. Etta Fung, the only soprano-aerialist in Asia. All OSA Apprentices have extensive performing experience, and have received numerous awards in international vocal competitions.

Character development is the main emphasis at OSA Academy. Our young performers are not only proficient in music and/or aerial arts; they are also encouraged to be self-sufficient and problem-solve. Students often acquire leadership training skills and interpersonal skills through performance practice.

The performace team is the first team in Hong Kong to combine Capoeira , Rope skipping and dance. The team with a female capoeirista professional dancer Yuki Yuen (Member of Axé Capoeria Hong Kong), and three male professional rope skippers Tommy Tong (TONG SIR Rope Skipping Academy Limite) 、Ted Ma (Founder of Bingo Jump Limited) 、Tai Tsz (Founder of DD.Stropex_official). The rope skippers are member of the Hong Kong team, Double Dutch Champion Instructor, and won several international awards.

Hong Kong professional freestyle footballer hailed as "Mong Kok Messi"; the first Hong Kong representative in the Freestyle Football World Cup; champion of Tai Kwun’s Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle 2020

He learn freestyle football since  2006, has been fall in love with this sport over 16 years

He have been won a lot of world awards.

3-time Brazilian National Champion

Specially In 2014, he get the Superball world champion title in Czech Republic

Contact juggling, cyr wheel, LED show and fire dance performer.

Lai Yee was trained in numerous international flow arts festivals in Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Australia, Nepal and Cambodia, and has performed in a variety of them, among them the recent ones include ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’ (Scotland), ‘The festival d’Avignon’ (France), ‘Seoul Bicycle Music Festival’ (Korea), Sunway Iskandar World Class Circus Celebration (Malaysia), etc.

He has conducted stage performances in Peru, Scotland, France, Korea, and other places.

As a founding member of ‘Flow Space Arts Studio’, Lai Yee is dedicated to promoting flow arts in Hong Kong through creating performances and building the art community.

Winner of ‘Tai Kwun Circus Plays’ Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle in 2021.

Found by a group of clowns in Hong Kong who believe “laughter” is the love we can share fairly in the world and keen to share this love to the whole world.

Now we are mainly focusing on the development of clown show. Besides, we also promote clowns by holding workshops and participating in commercial performance!

Start practicing magic since secondary school and received awards in the magic competitions in Hong Kong. Dennis has been exploring different performing arts including martial arts, juggling, dance, physical theatre, clown and puppet.

Composer, percussionist, fire dance and circus performer.

Established in 2009, Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club has been devoting to local rope skipping development throughout these years by offering courses and training to children and adults, as well as elite athletes. We are proud to have been producing more than 15 world champions including Timothy Ho, Asia’s first ever individual world champion, and a 3-time male world champion team. Apart from athletic results, we also value students’ whole person development as one of our aims is to reshape students become decent people through rope skipping.

“Rare” means we think that we are not good and not experience enough in our performance. However, it also means that we have much more space to improve as well as have chance to discover personal capabilities.

Rare Circus promotes a variety of circus arts to the public by organising different events such as live performance, training workshop, experience sharing, juggling competition and art camp. We aim to enhance local circus arts level and increase public awareness of circus arts in Hong Kong.

Aged between 11 to 20, a total of thirteen tweens and teens, namely: Anson Ng the rope artist with martial arts background; the young Ariel Yim who nonetheless has already practice diabolo for 12 years; Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey from the Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School Juggling Art Team; Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok from Echo Juggling Team who are renowned for their rich competition experience; Cheung Harris and Cheung Clayton, the two brothers who taught themselves diabolo with online resources since kindergarten; and Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee, the freestyle football performers full of personal styles, who have been given guidance from professional circus artists, will share with the audience fruits of their efforts.

Aged between 11 to 20, a total of thirteen tweens and teens, namely: Anson Ng the rope artist with martial arts background; the young Ariel Yim who nonetheless has already practice diabolo for 12 years; Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey from the Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School Juggling Art Team; Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok from Echo Juggling Team who are renowned for their rich competition experience; Cheung Harris and Cheung Clayton, the two brothers who taught themselves diabolo with online resources since kindergarten; and Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee, the freestyle football performers full of personal styles, who have been given guidance from professional circus artists, will share with the audience fruits of their efforts.

Aged between 11 to 20, a total of thirteen tweens and teens, namely: Anson Ng the rope artist with martial arts background; the young Ariel Yim who nonetheless has already practice diabolo for 12 years; Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey from the Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School Juggling Art Team; Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok from Echo Juggling Team who are renowned for their rich competition experience; Cheung Harris and Cheung Clayton, the two brothers who taught themselves diabolo with online resources since kindergarten; and Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee, the freestyle football performers full of personal styles, who have been given guidance from professional circus artists, will share with the audience fruits of their efforts.

Aged between 11 to 20, a total of thirteen tweens and teens, namely: Anson Ng the rope artist with martial arts background; the young Ariel Yim who nonetheless has already practice diabolo for 12 years; Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey from the Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School Juggling Art Team; Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok from Echo Juggling Team who are renowned for their rich competition experience; Cheung Harris and Cheung Clayton, the two brothers who taught themselves diabolo with online resources since kindergarten; and Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee, the freestyle football performers full of personal styles, who have been given guidance from professional circus artists, will share with the audience fruits of their efforts.

Aged between 11 to 20, a total of thirteen tweens and teens, namely: Anson Ng the rope artist with martial arts background; the young Ariel Yim who nonetheless has already practice diabolo for 12 years; Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey from the Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School Juggling Art Team; Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok from Echo Juggling Team who are renowned for their rich competition experience; Cheung Harris and Cheung Clayton, the two brothers who taught themselves diabolo with online resources since kindergarten; and Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee, the freestyle football performers full of personal styles, who have been given guidance from professional circus artists, will share with the audience fruits of their efforts.

Aged between 11 to 20, a total of thirteen tweens and teens, namely: Anson Ng the rope artist with martial arts background; the young Ariel Yim who nonetheless has already practice diabolo for 12 years; Chui Ching Nam, Yee Tung Yee Maris, Koo Oi Ching Kelsey from the Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School Juggling Art Team; Alvin Cheng, Mike Chan, Bruce Mok from Echo Juggling Team who are renowned for their rich competition experience; Cheung Harris and Cheung Clayton, the two brothers who taught themselves diabolo with online resources since kindergarten; and Cheng Ho Fung, Jayden Lee, the freestyle football performers full of personal styles, who have been given guidance from professional circus artists, will share with the audience fruits of their efforts.