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The Making of "The ChristMice Cracker"

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Date & Time

10 Feb - 30 Jun, 2022

Location

Online

Price

Free of charge

Overview

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Inspired by the ballet classic “The Nutcracker”, TS Crew created The ChristMice Cracker for Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2021 – taking away the ballet steps and traditional theatre setting, opting for a local touch of Hong Kong culture. Revolving around the iconic battle scene from the ballet, the contemporary dance troupe re-imagined the epic story in the language of Chinese opera, circus, acrobatics and even beat-boxing. Adding to the excitement, street performance elements such as unicycles, stilts and fire-breathing are sprinkled across the outdoor show.

This video records the exhilarating performances in December and reveals how this unique work came into play. It is time to revisit the memorable moments together!

Creative Team
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Hugh Cho
Co-choreographer, rehearsal master & performer: Alan Cheng, Steve Ng, To Chi Sing
Devising performer: Fonteyn Ho, Leo Lau, Lau Pak Hong, Genie Lok, Natasha So, Lego Sum, Joseph Tsang (DTT), Simpson Yau, Yang Hao, Harriet Yeung (Hatou),Yu Chun Kiu, Sam Yuen, Zhong Yi Chao

Production Team
Producer: Andy Lo
Production Manager: Eva Chau
Set Designer: Siu Wai Man (Siujiou)

Video production and editing team of the production making of
TS Crew

Performance videographer and editor
Fung Wai Sun


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Biography

TS Crew

Founded in 2017, TS Crew (TS) is currently a year-grantee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. TS is a professional performing arts group with members of different backgrounds, including film, drama, xiqu, dance, martial arts and stunting. TS appears in different arts festivals and events both locally and overseas. In 2018, after performing Along in the Hong Kong Dance Exchange, a dance festival in Hong Kong with Daniel Yeung as artistic director, TS was subsequently invited to go on a year-round tour in Asia, including Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM), Beijing Dance Festival, New Dance for Asia 2018 in Korea, Tottorri Theatre Festival in Japan, SiDance Festival in Korea and Weiwuying Dance Platform in Kaohsiung. Apart from Asia, TS also appeared in the Tanzmesse 2018, an internationally famous dance art market, in Dusseldorf, Germany. With much acclaim, TS performed Along at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, the world’s largest art festival and platform, and was selected as one of the four must-see shows by The Scotsman. TS is going to present a new full-length production, Jug Sound La in January 2021 and start a new long-term collaboration with DanceBase, National Centre for Dance in Scotland, in July 2021 and present a work at the DanceBase Festival cum Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2021.