Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2021

CircusCracker Workshops

Tai Kwun Circus Plays

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The ChristMice Cracker

CircusCracker Workshops

Only Bones v1.0

Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle (Hong Kong x Taiwan)

PLI

Circus Camp for Professionals

Date & Time

24 Dec 2021 - 2 Jan 2022 Refer to workshop schedule

Location

Site-wide

Price

Free of charge

Overview

From Christmas Eve to the New Year, a series of workshops echoing the theme of “Nutcracker” will be available to the public, free-of-charge. Participants will first enjoy the demonstration by the professional artists, before they learn and experience the crafts and tricks first-hand. Designed for families, the CircusCracker Workshops encompass crystal ball, Kendama, puppet-making and more. Join and challenge yourself this season to unleash the untapped potential within you!


Balloon Art Workshop

Kendama Workshop

Crystal Ball Workshop

Mask Creating Workshop

Little Mice・Big Challenge

Upcycling puppet performance and creation workshop

Balloon Art Workshop

When trying to save Princess Pirlipat, the kind-hearted Hans has turned into a Nutcracker by the Mouse Queen, and he had to crack hard nut shells in a heavy soldier hat until the spell was broken. Let’s give Nutcracker some help!

This Christmas, Yu, the renowned balloon art artist, will be back at Tai Kwun Circus Plays to lead everyone to the colour world of balloons. Let’s follow Yu to create our own light and cool Nutcracker balloon hat as a gift. Afterwards, let’s dance with Cherrie Chow, our Ballerina Princess with our self-made balloon hats that have been created for Christmas!

Date: 24-27.12.2021
Time: 1pm-2pm (24-27.12.2021) 、5pm-6pm (25 & 27.12.2021)
Venue: Prison Yard

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Produced by: Circus Box, Color Life Production
Curated by: Kingson Ngai, Lai Ying Kiu
Balloon artist: Wong Ting Yu
Dancer and choreographer: Chow Tsz Yi Cherrie
Artistic Director: Yuen Chak Sum, Sam
Costume designer: Katie Tsz Sin Lau

  • Recommended for all age 4 or above.
  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.
  • Workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his/ her own physical conditions before enrolling.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the workshop. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event starts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities are subject to changes without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

Kendama Workshop

Marching into Stahlbaum’s living room, the wicked Mouse King and his mouse army attacked Clara and her toys violently! The toys stood up to defend, but the mouse army was maleficent - Could the Nutcracker and the Candy Soldiers defeat the Mouse King to save Clara and other toys?

To prepare the Candy Soldiers for this important battle, Hong Kong Kendamaist Li Ho Cheung and his team HKDamaBro is coming to Tai Kwun to host a Kendama battle! Fellow brave Candy Soldiers, are you ready to level up your Kendama skills and combat with the Mouse King?

Date: 24-27.12.2021
Time: 2pm-3pm (24 & 27.12.2021) 、4pm-5pm (24 - 27.12.2021)
Venue: Laundry Steps

Approximately 60 mins for each session
Kendama will be provided for each registrant

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Produced by: Circus Box, HKDamaBro
Curated by: Kingson Ngai, Lai Ying Kiu
Kendama artist: Li Ho Cheung
Artistic Director: Yuen Chak Sum, Sam
Costume design: Katie Tsz Sin Lau

  • Recommended for all age 4 or above.
  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese
  • Workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his/ her own physical conditions before enrolling.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the workshop. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event starts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities are subject to changes without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the righ t to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

Crystal Ball Workshop

Upon Clara’s defeat over the Mouse King, the Nutcracker was transformed into a handsome Prince, and sparkling white Snowflake Fairies floated down merrily. Together with the fairies, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara entered into the fantastic Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy welcomed them to her grand celebration!

On Christmas Day, crystal ball artist Lai Yee will transform into the Godfather Drosselmeier, who make use of his magical crystal ball to bring visitors to the Flow State. Accompanied by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her magical friends, visitors can learn some crystal ball isolation and balancing tricks, and even discover the art of dancing with the crystal ball while dreamy music by Tchaikovsky plays.

Date: 24-27.12.2021
Time: 3pm-4pm (24-27.12.2021) 、5pm-6pm (24 & 26.12.2021)
Venue: Prison Yard

Approximately 60 mins for each session
Crystal ball will be provided for each registrant

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Produced by: Circus Box
Curated by: Kingson Ngai, Lai Ying Kiu
Crystal ball artist: Lai Yee
Artistic Director: Yuen Chak Sum, Sam
Costume designer: Katie Tsz Sin Lau
Performers: Zara Asa, Jodie Yung

  • Recommended for all age 4 or above.
  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese
  • Workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his/ her own physical conditions before enrolling.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the workshop. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event starts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities are subject to changes without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

Mask Creating Workshop

Come to Tai Kwun this Christmas, design and create your own performing mask, from design, sculpture, shape, measurement and alive. Investigate on your inner image and project it onto the art piece.

This 2-day mask-making workshop is designed for parents and kids to have chance together a collaborative and creative moment, to learn about each other and understand basic concepts of modeling paper-mache. The facilitator David Bensimhon has worked more than 10 years on masks for theatre and taught the art of mask-making to various audience. You can choose to create a half mask or full mask that reflects your personality as well as creativity!

Date: 31.12.2021 - 01.01.2022
Time: 2:30pm -4:30pm  
Venue: F Hall Studio

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Produced by: Free-To-Play
Concept and Producer: Sheena Cheung
Tutor: David Bensimhon, Jovita Siu Ji Chin
Assistant to Tutor: Lai Hoi Ying

  • Participants must attend both workshops on 31.12.2021 and 01.01.2022.
  • Recommended for all age 4 or above.
  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.
  • Workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his/ her own physical conditions before enrolling.

Little Mice・Big Challenge

Gather your kids. It’s time to transform children into the cute little mice from The Nutcracker. Trained by our mice general, our petit mice will learn slow-motion stage combat, acrobats and parkour, before becoming  mice soldiers after passing out the challenges!

The activity will be divided into two parts: the first,  an excerpt performance of The Christmice Cracker by the mice general. In the second, participants will be invited to the workshop and be trained as mice soldiers.

Performer and instructor: Alan Cheng, Steve Ng, To Chi Sing

Date: 01-02.01.2022
Time: 12pm-1pm; 2:45pm-3:45pm; 5:30pm-6:30pm
Venue: Laundry Steps

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  • Recommended for ages 5-10
  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese
  • The workshop will last for approximately 60 minutes
  • This workshop requires physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his / her own physical condition before enrolling
  • Please wear comfortable clothing
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the workshop. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements

Upcycling Puppet Performance and Creation Workshop

Two Dumb Chefs and The Naughty Mouse King

Two Dumb Chefs. One is dumb, the other is more. Two of them work together in a kitchen to prepare yummy festival sweets. Everything is not that easy as they imagine. Nevertheless, the naughty Mouse king pass by, and …...

Naughty Mouse King leads you to the world of creativity. Stimulate by the upcycling materials, input your imagination.

Make the unseen to be seen.  With the simple touch from hands, making the upcycling puppet alive.

Date: 31.12.2021 - 02.01.022
Time: 1pm – 2:15pm & 5:15pm – 6:30pm  
Venue: 監獄操場、F倉展室

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Produced by: Free-To-Play
Concept and Producer: Sheena Cheung
Director, Mask Maker and Music Designer: David Bensimhon
Performer: Wong On Ting, Chau Ka Lun
Workshop Facilitator: Wong On Ting,Jovita Siu Ji Chin, Chuk Yin Man
Assistant to Director: Lai Hoi Ying
Puppet maker: Ah Bu, Wong On Ting
Stage Assistant: Chuk Yin Man

  • Recommended for all age 4 or above.
  • One person per quota regardless of age.
  • The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.
  • Workshops require physical movements. Participants are advised to consider his/ her own physical conditions before enrolling.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the workshop. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event starts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities are subject to changes without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements