Get ready to get cultured, because Le French May is back, and it’s bringing a host of incredible performances you need to see!
The best part about May isn’t the junk boat parties, beach days or even the warm nights and Aperol Spritz. It’s Le French May, of course! It’s one of the largest cultural events in Asia, with more than 120 programmes presented to over a million visitors each year. It’s a celebration of French culture in Hong Kong and Macau, that offers audiences a chance to experience the best of France – from dance, film and fashion to food and drink – without ever leaving the city.
Interested in learning more? Well, you’re in luck! Le French May is offering Lan Kwai Fong readers a 15% off discount on some of their hottest programmes. Read on to find out about all the exciting happenings you can’t afford to miss.
Bach Studies, I Fall, I Flow, I Melt
Fancy an evening of classical compositions and exceptional choreography? Head to Bach Studies, I Fall, I Flow, I Melt at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre this weekend. The latest work from L.A. Dance Project’s Artistic Director, Benjamin Millepied, Bach Studies translates the famed composer’s works into movements that will captivate you all evening long. Get 15% off with the code LFMBAC15.
Bach Studies is at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre 3 – 4 May, 2019 at 8:15pm and tickets are available here.
Invitation to the Voyage
Go on a journey of music, poetry and painting at Invitation to the Voyage, performed by the Paris Mozart Orchestra. The performance will cover some of France’s most respected composers, like Albert Roussel who was inspired by the majesty of the oceans, and Philippe Hersant, who’s Patmos for String Orchestra will transport you to the Greek islands where St John the Baptist wrote The Apocalypse. It will also feature works by Edith Canat de Chizy, who was inspired by the brilliance and tragedy of the painter Nicolas de Staël. The painter’s correspondence’s will be read during the performance, while some of his most celebrated paintings are projected above the orchestra. Get 15% off with the code LFMINV15.
Invitation to the Voyage is at Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall 8 May, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets are available here.
The Massala Dance Company, lead by choreographer Fouad Boussouf, will bring you to the streets of Morocco, a former French colony. This original ensemble piece explores the cross-cultural influences of North African dance and contemporary hip-hop, as seven male dancers take over the stage in a rhythmic and haunting performance. Get 15% off with code LFMNAS15.
NÄSS (People) is at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre 18-19 May, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets are available here.
Hikikomori The Shelter
Last, but in no way least, is the dazzling Hikikomori The Shelter, by Joris Mathieu with Haut et Court collective. It’s a futuristic story about fitting in and finding your place in the world, using original sound design to show the audience three viewpoints of the same story. The Japanese word “hikikomori” roughly translates to “withdrawal from others”, and it’s a sad reality of our modern world. Here, Joris Mathieu and the Haut et Court collective explore one teenager’s decision to withdraw, entering his room never to leave again. Using headphones, the audience can choose to view the story through the eyes of the protagonist, the mother or the father. This interactive performance is great for the whole family, and you can enjoy 15% off your tickets with the code LFMHIK15.
Hikikomori The Shelter is at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre 24 – 26 May, 2019 and tickets are available here.
Le French May is taking over Hong Kong from 1 May – 30 June. For more information and a full list of events and promotions, visit www.frenchmay.com
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