Following the exciting performance of The ChristMice Cracker in last year's “Tai Kwun Circus Plays”, the distinctive local creative team TS Crew keeps on turning classics upside down this year. Inspired by the legendary mythical figure Monkey King in Journey to the West, the team joins hands with the renowned local choreographer Mui Cheuk Yin to create Ho! Ho! Ho! Monkey King is Coming to Town – a brand new large-scale contemporary circus performance.
Defying the traditional framework of the classical Chinese epic, the show takes cyberpunk as its theme and brings together elements from circus, contemporary dance, bungee jumping, trampolining, parkour and tricking to Chinese opera. Based on the character traits of the Monkey King and various personae of the fantasy tale, a story about time-travelling, memory and rebirth is reimagined.
The performing arts group with members of different backgrounds will give their best feats to bring you an extraordinary performance – with a local touch of Hong Kong culture, exclusively shown at Tai Kwun!
Produced By: TS Crew
Concept and Artistic Director: Hugh Cho
Co-Choreographer: Hugh Cho, Mui Cheuk Yin
Associate Choreographer: Steve Ng
Rehearsal Instructor and Creative Performer: Alan Cheng, To Chi Sing
Performers: Hugh Cho, Steve Ng, To Chi Sing, Alan Cheng, Mao Wei, Henry Shum, Janet Wu, Natasha So, Lisa Cheng, Leo Lau, Soames Lee, Natalie Mak, Ethan Cho
Sound Designer: Jaycee Kwok
Set Designer: Siu Wai Man
Producer: Andy Lo
Production Manager: Eva Chau
- Performance Duration: around 40 minutes
- Suitable for age 3 and above
- Activities are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
- Please note that there will be strobe light effect during the afternoon and evening performances.