Circus & Juggling
Venue: Prison Yard
Extending the joy and wonder, “J-Tools Asia” will bring four local artist groups to present their unique circus and juggling acts in Tai Kwun’s Prison Yard. Lego Shum will showcase his highly difficult routines on Rolabola and intense fire eating performance. Chris Lam will unveil the world of illusion with contact juggling, eight-rings and illusion hoops. The young and energetic Kendama Bro will lead everyone to the modern Kendama world where movements and sports are integrated with the traditional skill toy. Do not miss the interactive comedies that will bring everyone laughter by The Double Clowns!
2pm-2:30pm │The Double Clowns (Clowning, Mime)
2:30pm-3pm │Chris Lam (Contact Juggling, Illusion 8 Rings & Isolation Hoops)
3pm-3:30pm │Kendama Bro (Kendama)
3:30pm-4pm │Lego Shum (Rolabola)
4pm-4:30pm │The Double Clowns (Clowning, Mime)
4:30pm-5pm │Chris Lam (Contact Juggling, Illusion 8 Rings, Isolation Hoops)
5pm-5:30pm │Kendama Bro (Kendama)
5:30pm-6pm │Lego Shum (Rolabola & Fire Eating)
About the artists
The Double Clowns
Formed by Betty Leong and Jacky Lo, The Double Clowns brings smiles to everyone with their amusing clown characters and mimes acts. Their giant clown shoes have tumbled across theatres, institutions and streets of Hong Kong. This time, the Double Clowns simply wants to invite you to play together!
A stage and street performer major in contact juggling. In 2014-2016, Chris travelled to Australia, Taiwan and Japan to experience the cultural differences, exchanged techniques and know-hows to further his performing skills. After returned to Hong Kong, Chris participated variety of performances where appearances include corporate and mall events within Hong Kong and overseas. From personal hobby to profession, Chris loves to bring his juggling skills to the public and surprise every pass-by on the streets.
Paco Chau, Derek Chung, Wong Tsz Hin and Victor Tam, four enthusiastic Kendama athletes formed the Kendama Bro. Kendama is no longer a skill toy for amusement, it becomes a competitive sport now days. Combined with high-skilled tricks and full body movements, the Kendama Bro’s fascinating performances aim to break the public perception of traditional Kendama, and promotes interest and popularity of the sport-style Kendama in Hong Kong.
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.
The Double Clowns (Clowning, Mime)
Chris Lam (Contact Juggling, Illusion 8 Rings & Isolation Hoops)
Kendama Bro (Kendama)
Lego Shum(Rolabola, Fire Eating)